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(NEW) OME Flora Model 5-string Open-Back Banjo, Curly Maple – $2,775

(NEW) Our best selling open back banjos are handcrafted in Boulder, CO by the good folks at OME. We’ve had a hard time keeping them in stock, as the Wizards and Floras and Jubilees just seem to fly out of here. Continuing our obsession with these relatively new OME open back designs, we turned up the heat on this one and ordered the FLORA model (brass tube tone ring) in CURLY MAPLE with tung oil finish and wooden armrest.

The FLORA utilizes the OME 5/16” rolled brass tone-ring fitted to a 9/16” 2-ply solid maple rim to increase tonal response and brilliance. Gracefully designed abalone and MOP shell inlays, Curly maple tone-woods, and OME Aged Brass hardware are standard.

FLORA FEATURES INCLUDE:

NECK:

Curly Maple
25.5” scale and 1.34” nut width
17 Fret ebony fingerboard with S-scoop
Two-way adjustable truss rod
MOP & 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:

11” 2-ply solid maple rim
Rolled 5/16” brass tone ring
Ebonite capped and simulated tortoise bound rim
24 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

OME really has a hit on their hands with these new traditional “old timey” instruments – which quickly became our best sellers. Congratulations to OME on their brilliant new take on a timeless design.

Serial #6764
List Price: $2,950… AMW Price: $2,775

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