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ODE 12" Magician Open Back Banjo (#22) For Sale at Avenue Guitars

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Regular price T$1,690

We are now operating by appointment. Learn more here.

Note: Free shipping does not apply to ODE banjos. UPS shipping costs will be calculated at checkout.

About ODE Banjos (Via ODEBanjos.com)

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.

Learn more at OdeBanjos.com.

About the ODE Magician

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.

Includes heavy-duty OME-branded gig bag.


  • Select North American Cherry Neck
  • Genuine Ebony Fingerboard, Peghead Overlay, & Heel-cap
  • 25.5” Scale, 1.34” Nut Width, 17 Hardened Nickel-silver Frets
  • Straight Frailing Scoop & Bone String Nut
  • Inlayed Front & Side Position Markers
  • Adjustable Neck Rod & Cherry Rim Rod
  • Planetary Geared Tuners with Amber Knobs
  • 7th & 9th Fret Capo Spikes
  • Inlayed ODE Peghead Logo
  • Tung Oil Varnish Finish


  • 12” Multi-ply Curly Maple Tone-rim
  • Simulated Tortoise Rim Binding
  • Heavy Notched Brass Tension Hoop with 26 Brackets.
  • Cherry Rim-rod & Renaissance Head
  • Chenille wrapped Strings & Trillium Bridge
  • Aged Brass & Nickel Hardware, No-knot Tailpiece
  • Wood Armrest Included

Why Avenue Guitars?

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Why shop at Avenue Guitars for your next acoustic instrument?

Family Owned for 40 Years

Avenue Guitars has been family owned and operated for nearly 40 years by John Ramsey. These days he gets help from his son, Sean, and his wife, Pam.

Check out our About Us page to learn more about our history. 


John and Sean bring a combined 50 years of experience to the table. We're happy to take the time answer any questions you might have before the sale, and we operate on a strict no-pressure policy.

Feel free to call (719-634-2228) or email (mail@avenueguitars.com) if you'd like to know more about this instrument!


Most full-price purchased through our website ship free. Click here to learn more.


As a small, all-acoustic shop, we're able to offer a quiet and relaxed shopping experience. We don’t have an acoustic room because our store is the acoustic room!

We strive to keep our inventory in clean, playable, and in pristine condition.

Professional Setup

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Before shipping your new instrument, we inspect it carefully to ensure it's clean, has fresh strings, and is set up to original factory specs. 

Of course, we're more than happy to do a custom setup at no extra cost. Feel free to contact us beforehand with questions about your setup preferences, or leave a note in the comment box at checkout.

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.


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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