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