ODE Banjos was founded in 1960 by Charles Starr Ogsbury in Boulder Colorado. His vision was to design and build quality, soulful banjos that were both exceptional and affordable. Since then, Ogsbury has designed and overseen the building of several thousand ODE and OME banjos in an endless variety of models and styles.
This year, 2020, after not being made for nearly 40 years, Chuck Ogsbury, his daughter Tanya, and the OME staff, are once again building the iconic ODE instruments. These magical banjos, although simple, and lightweight, have exceptional Tone, Playability, Quality, and Beauty.
The ODE Magician 26 Bracket Model features our 12”, slightly heavier, Curly Maple multi-ply Tone-rim that is bound with simulated tortoise shell and capped in black.
It also features our heavy notched brass tension hoop, 26 rim brackets, and our solid cherry and ebony neck to give a rich and powerful 19th Century vintage banjo tone, that is a dream to play and built to last – you won’t have to worry with our Lifetime Warranty.