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(USED) OME North Star banjo, open-back 5-string, curly maple – $1,975

Just in on trade – a beautiful OME North Star open back maple 5-string.
It was traded here by the original purchaser on a new custom OME NorthStar resonator banjo.

The NORTH STAR features the OME Vintage brass tone ring fitted to an 11”, 2-ply solid maple rim to produce our clearest, brightest Old-time banjo tone. Mahogany, Walnut or Curly maple tone-woods, classic abalone and MOP shell inlays in the peghead, fingerboard, and heel cap, make the North Star an exceptional instrument. Available in 5-string 11” style.

NORTH STAR 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 North Star inlays
 Victorian peghead with ebony overlay
 Boat shaped heel with ebony cap
 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
 OME Vintage brass tone ring
 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

There are some scratches on the back of the neck – they’ve been smooth-sanded by a luthier with ScotchBrite and OOOO steel wool and basically minor cosmetic scratches – they do not affect playability in the least.

A wonderful banjo!

Serial # 6245

AMW Price: $1,975 (with case) 

 

 

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