OME Tupelo (12

OME Tupelo (12")

Regular price $2,225 + FREE SHIPPING Sale Serial 7037

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The OME Tupelo  is our most basic old-time model. It features our shorter 25.5” scale, wider 1.34” nut width, and our 17 fret S-scoped fingerboard.

The 2-ply solid maple rim is 9/16” thick and is capped with black ebonite and bound with simulated tortoise shell. The 12” maple tone rim construction combined with less brackets and wood rim-rod produce our “woodiest” old-time banjo tone.

The Tupelo is made with the same care and precision as other OME instruments and comes complete with our deluxe hard-shell case and Limited Lifetime Warranty.


  • South American mahogany neck
  • 25.5” scale and 1.34” nut width
  • 17 Fret ebony fingerboard with S-scoop
  • Two-way adjustable truss rod
  • Rectangular peghead with rosewood overlay
  • Boat shaped ebony capped heel
  • Inlaid front and side position markers
  • Hardened Nickel-silver frets and bone string nut
  • Capo Spikes at 7th and 9th frets
  • OME Planetary tuners with amber knobs
  • Tung-oil varnish finish


  • 12” 2-ply maple OME tone rim
  • Ebonite capped and simulated tortoise bound rim
  • 14 rim brackets and heavy notched tension hoop
  • Renaissance Head and Sweetone Tailpiece
  • Adjustable wood rim-rod & Trillium bridge
  • Satin lacquer finish & Aged Brass hardware
  • Deluxe Hard-shell case & Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Optional OME rosewood armrest