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OME Tupelo 12" Open Back Banjo w/ Custom Slotted Headstock (#7355)

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Regular price $2,699 (SOLD)

This 12" OME Tupelo open back banjo features a custom slotted headstock, giving it a unique vintage look that sets it apart from other Tupelos you may have seen. Also, Tanya at OME informed us that it will be the last Tupelo ever to be made with this option!

Cherry neck and rim. Ebony fingerboard w/ frailing scoop. 

With just 14 brackets and no tone ring, this banjo is light as a feather and has an open, woody voice that's perfect for players seeking an old-time sound. 

Includes Superior brand vintage-style hard case.

Neck

  • Cherry neck
  • Optional slotted headstock
  • 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 5th-string tuner with amber knobs
  • Tung-oil varnish finish

Body

  • 12” 2-ply cherry 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
  • OME rosewood armrest

About Avenue Guitars

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Founded in 1972, Avenue Guitars is owned and operated by me, Sean Ramsey, in Salida, CO.

My goal is to help you find the perfect instrument while offering a relaxed, no-pressure shopping experience. I know that buying a high-end instrument is a big decision, so don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions!

To learn more, check out the history of Avenue Guitars.

Why Avenue Guitars?

  • Avenue Guitars is a one-man operation. When you call, email, or come in for an appointment, you'll always be working with the same person
  • Everything ships free
  • No sales tax for customers living outside Colorado
  • Prior to shipping, each instrument is carefully cleaned and inspected. I always double-check the setup and intonation, and I'm happy to adjust the action to your personal preferences
  • Fast, easy, 0% financing at checkout with PayPal Credit
  • Since I operate online and by appointment only, my inventory isn't subject to the daily wear and tear of a traditional walk-in shop. In most cases, I'll be the only person who has handled your instrument prior to shipping!
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Interest-Free Financing

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PayPal Credit

With PayPal Credit you can easily apply for 6-month financing during the checkout process. There's no interest as long as the balance is paid in full within 6 months.

You can easily apply at checkout by providing just a few basic pieces of information, and you'll know instantly if you're approved.

Click here to learn more about PayPal Credit.

Synchrony

Through our partnership with Synchrony, we are able to offer the following financing options:

  • 6 months at 0% interest
  • 36 months at 13.99% APR

Click here to learn more about financing with Synchrony.

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