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Salida, CO · Open by appointment · Closed Sunday & Monday
(719) 634-2228 · mail@avenueguitars.com
Salida, CO · Open by Appointment
Closed Sunday & Monday

Avenue Guitars is currently operating on an appointment-only basis. Learn more here.

OME Alpha 12" Open Back Banjo (#7333)

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Regular price $2,799 (SOLD)

This OME Alpha features a 12" rim fitted with OME's 5/16" rolled brass tone ring, providing a boost in volume and brilliance without adding too much weight.

Curly maple rim with a mahogany neck. Natural tung oil finish. Ebony fingerboard with frailing scoop.

The aged brass hardware and simple cross inlays on the headstock and scoop give this banjo an understated elegance.  

Weighs 7.6 lbs.

Includes wooden armrest and hardshell case.

OME's Description

The ALPHA utilizes the OME 5/16” rolled brass tone-ring fitted to our 9/16” 2-ply solid maple rim to increase tonal response and brilliance. The Alpha abalone and MOP shell star inlays add elegance and beauty to this simple but graceful instrument.


• South American Mahogany neck
• 26.25” scale & 1.28” nut width
• 17 Fret ebony fingerboard with S-scoop
• Two-way adjustable truss rod
• Alpha MOP & Abalone shell inlays
• Victorian peghead with ebony overlay
• Boat shaped ebony capped heel
• Inlayed 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 rim
• OME 5/16” rolled brass tone ring
• Ebonite capped and simulated tortoise bound rim
• 26/12” rim brackets & Sweetone tailpiece
• Heavy notched tension hoop & Renaissance head
• Two adjustable brass rim rods & Trillium bridge
• Aged Brass hardware & satin lacquer finish
• Deluxe hard-shell, plush-lined case.
• 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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Avenue Guitars offers easy financing options through PayPal Credit and Affirm.

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

To get started, just select the PayPal payment option at checkout, then select PayPal Credit as your preferred method of payment. 


Affirm offers a number of financing choices for qualified buyers. Your options will vary depending on your credit score and other factors.

Like PayPal Credit, you can apply at checkout with just a few pieces of info.

To apply, select the "Affirm" option at checkout and follow the instructions.

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