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329 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs CO
Wed-Fri: 12-5:30 | Sat: 12-4

OME Tupelo (11")

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Regular price $2,225

OME Tupelo open back banjo with an and optional mahogany neck and 11" mahogany rim.

The humble Tupelo is one of our favorite OME models--we love its uncomplicated design and open, resonant voice.

Description courtesy of OMEBanjos.com:

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 mahogany rim is 9/16” thick and is capped with black ebonite and bound with simulated tortoise shell. The 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.


  • Mahogany neck
  • 25.5” scale
  • 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
  • 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 mahogany OME tone rim
  • Ebonite capped and simulated tortoise bound rim
  • 24-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
  • Optional OME rosewood armrest
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