(NEW) – OME “Wizard” 11″ Open-Back 5-String Banjo in fancy Curly Maple – $2,575

(NEW) Our best selling open back banjos are made by the good folks at OME in Boulder, Colorado.  We’ve just received a pair (lucky us) of curly maple Wizard open-back banjos – one an 11″ and one a 12″ (both nice and curly) with all the great cluck, pop, clarity and warmth we have come to expect from our Wizards. We sold the 12″ banjo almost immediately, but still have the 11″ version that would look great under your tree for the holidays!

Here is our sweet 11″ Wizard.

OME really has a hit on their hands with these new traditional “old timey” instruments – which have quickly become best sellers to the frailing and clawhammer community. They have tortoise binding, capo spikes at 7 and 9, and aged brass parts. They are hand stained in a lovely amber/satin lacquer.



  • Curly maple neck
  • 25.5” scale and 1.34” nut width
  • 17 Fret ebony fingerboard with S-scoop
  • Two-way adjustable truss rod
  • MOP Star in peghead & fingerboard scoop

  • 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
  • Tung-oil varnish finish


  • 11”  2-ply solid maple Tone Rim
  • Ebonite capped and simulated tortoise bound rim
  • 24/11” rim brackets & Sweetone tailpiece
  • Heavy notched tension hoop & Renaissance head
  • Adjustable wood rim-rod & Trillium bridge
  • Aged metal hardware & satin lacquer finish
  • Deluxe hard-shell, plush-lined case.

A Wizard is so very pleasant and sounds quite amazing. What a great value! What a great banjo!

These don’t come along very often. You should not hesitate to Banjo Up!!

Serial # 6697
AMW Price: $2,575