OME North Star (11

OME North Star (11")

Regular price $3,070 + FREE SHIPPING Sale Serial 6934

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Beautiful OME North Star 11" open back banjo built in Boulder, Colorado. 

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The North Star features the OME Vintage brass tone ring fitted to our 11”, 2-ply solid walnut rim to produce our clearest, brightest old-time banjo tone.

Walnut tonewoods, classic abalone and MOP shell inlays in the peghead, fingerboard, and heel cap, make the North Star an exceptional instrument. 


  • Black walnut
  • 25.5” scale and 1.34” nut width
  • 17 fret ebony fingerboard with S-scoop
  • Two-way adjustable truss rod
  • MOP & abalone North Star inlays
  • Victorian peghead with ebony overlay
  • Boat shaped heel with ebony cap
  • 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


  • 11” 2-ply solid walnut rim
  • OME Vintage brass tone ring
  • Capped and simulated tortoise bound rim
  • 24 rim brackets & Sweetone tailpiece
  • Heavy notched tension hoop & Renaissance head
  • Adjustable rim rod & Trillium bridge
  • Aged brass hardware & satin lacquer finish
  • Deluxe hard-shell, plush-lined case
  • Optional OME rosewood armrest