This Ome Juniper 19-fret tenor banjo is the same as the new Ome banjo the great tenor banjoist Don Vappie plays. Featuring the Ome Vintage style tone ring, this openback tenor banjo is plenty loud. Don Vappie chose to have this model made for him since he is always playing through a microphone or pickup, he felt he didn't need the resonator - which in turn, translated to a much lighter banjo.
When this banjo came into the shop, we were amazed at the rich, clear tone an openback tenor banjo had. We wanted to just keep playing it! I would personally love to use this banjo as my primary gigging tenor banjo.