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329 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs CO

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OME Tupelo (11")

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We are currently operating on an appointment-only basis. Learn more here.

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

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. 


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

Sale and clearance items may not be eligible for free shipping. If an item is subject to shipping charges, it will be noted in the item's description. 


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!


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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Get easy 6-month interest-free financing with PayPal Credit. Just choose PayPal as your payment method at checkout, then select PayPal Credit as the payment method. The application takes less than a minute and approval is instant.

We also offer longer 0% financing programs through our partnership with Synchrony. Click here to learn more about financing with Synchrony.

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