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Ome Flora 5-String Banjo

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The Ome Flora banjo utilizes the OME 5/16” rolled brass tone ring fitted to our 9/16” 2-ply solid maple rim to increase tonal response and brilliance. Gracefully designed abalone and Mother of Pearl shell inlays, Cherry wood neck, and OME Aged Brass hardware are standard. 12” openback model.

Ome Flora Featurs Include:

NECK

 Cherry neck
25.5” scale and 1.34” nut width
17 Fret ebony fingerboard with S-scoop
Two-way adjustable truss rod
Mother of Pearl & abalone Floral inlays
Victorian peghead with ebony 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

BODY

 12” solid maple rim
Rolled 5/16” brass tone ring
Ebonite capped and simulated tortoise bound rim
 26/12” 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
 OME rosewood armrest

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    MH
    01/05/2018
    Mike Hansen

    Coming Home with OME!

    I was in need of a banjo & i was headed to New Orleans for a winter vacation. At first I was interested in one of his other banjos...but after some deliberation I settled happily on an OME FLORA. Holding it in my hands the first time I could sense the excellence of the craftsmanship...everything seemed exactly right. Now my pocketbook started talking to me..saying "is it worth the extra $1000?" After a few more trials and a little comparison to another banjo I could immediately hear the voice speaking out & it was not a harsh voice, but a clear warm honey coat kind of sound. So I told my pocket book to hush up & I ponied up the dough and left a happy customer. I've been dealing with some plateaus the past few years & this banjo has already unlocked some new magic. David was really helpful...allowing me to work out my thought process. He has a comfy little Victorian love seat to sit on and thankfully lots of banjos in their cases! If they were all out i'd still be there! He was easy to work with and his prices make expensive banjos feel reasonable. Before this experience I would not buy a banjo over $1500...and even that was a stretch....and you can get a lot of banjo at that price point....but OME just destroys a lot of the competition...and I think it's because OME creates banjos that suggest the future while a lot of makes continue to focus on the past. David is very knowledgeable and he ran down the OME lineup for me so I could understand where this banjo was in the overall line up...which seems to be right in the middle of the Old-Time line. I'm not sure I would be happy with the upper end as this banjo feels plenty bright...and those banjos include Ome's custom tone ring. It would have been great to sample a slew of OME's....but this happened to be the only one in stock at the moment & I was not about to argue with destiny! If you are in the market for a quality new banjo the BANJO STUDIO is an excellent source! I loved New Orleans before, and now I love it even more! Thanks David...

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