(NEW) – OME “Wizard” 11″ Open-Back 5-String Banjo in 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 mapleWizard 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.

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