The Ome Otis Taylor openback model is sister to the popular Juniper 12" old time by Ome banjo company. Like the Juniper, the Otis features a three-ply maple rim with rolled brass tone ring, double coordinator rods, 26 brackets, and nickel hardware. The mahogany neck measures 1-1/4" at the nut and features a 26-1/4" scale and ebony fingerboard with oro diamond inlays. The instrument is finished off with a Sweetone tailpiece, Renaissance head, and wooden armrest.
With its 12" head diameter, brass tone ring, and double-rod construction, the Otis Taylor model is an openback banjo that offers a strong, clear fundamental that's not overpowered by overtones. It's a clean and warm sounding instrument and an amazingly versatile one.
With deluxe hardshell case
OME OTIS FEATURES INCLUDE:
Mahogany Neck 26.25” scale & 1.28” nut width 17 Fret ebony fingerboard with S-scoop Two-way adjustable truss rod Mother Of Pearl & Abalone shell 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, 9th, and 10th frets OME Planetary tuners with amber knobs Tung-oil varnish finish
12” 2-ply maple rim with Rolled Brass tone ring Ebonite capped and simulated tortoise bound rim 24/12” rim brackets & Sweetone tailpiece Heavy Notched Tension Hoop & Renaissance Head Two Adjustable Brass Rim Rods & Sosbee Bridge Aged Brass hardware & satin lacquer finish Deluxe hard-shell, plush-lined case Wooden armrest