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Ome Tupelo 5-String Banjo

The Ome Tupelo has a very authentic old time banjo tone with a very woody tone. It features a  17 fret S-scoped fingerboard. The 2-ply cherry rim is 9/16” thick and is capped with black ebonite and bound with simulated tortoise shell. The Ome 12” maple Tone Rim construction combined with fewer brackets and wood rim-rod produce Ome's “woodiest” old-time banjo tone. The Tupelo is made with the same care and precision as other Ome instruments and comes complete with their deluxe hardshell case and Limited Lifetime Warranty.


  • Cherry Neck
  • 25.5” scale and 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
  • 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
  • Varnish Finish


  • 12” 2-ply Cherry Ome Tone Rim
  • Aged Brass Hardware
  • Maple/Ebony Bridge
  • Ebonite capped and simulated tortoise bound rim
  • 14 rim brackets and heavy notched tension hoop
  • Renaissance Head
  • Sweetone Tailpiece
  • Adjustable Wood Rim-Rod
  • Varnish Finish
  • Deluxe hard-shell case
  • Limited lifetime warranty