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OME Tupelo (11")

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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.

Neck

  • 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

Body

  • 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

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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PayPal Credit

With PayPal Credit you can easily apply for 6-month financing during the checkout process. There's no interest as long as the balance is paid in full within 6 months.

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

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Synchrony

Through our partnership with Synchrony, we are able to offer the following financing options:

  • 6 months at 0% interest
  • 36 months at 13.99% APR

Click here to learn more about financing with Synchrony.

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