The OME TUPELO is our most basic Old-Time model. It features our shorter 25.5” scale, wider 1.34” nut width, and our 17 fret S-scoped fingerboard.
The 2-ply solid maple rim is 9/16” thick and is capped with black ebonite and bound with simulated tortoise shell. The OME 11” and 12” maple Tone Rim construction combined with less brackets and wood rim-rod produce our “woodiest” Old-time banjo tone.
The TUPELO is made with the same care and precision as other OME instruments and comes complete with our Deluxe hard-shell case and Limited Lifetime Warranty.
South American Mahogany neck
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
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 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