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FRETLESS TUPELO

The OME FRETLESS TUPELO is our most basic Old-Time model. It features our shorter 25.5” scale, wider 1.34” nut width, and our fretless S-scoop fingerboard. The 2-ply solid Maple rim is 9/16” thick and is capped with black Ebonite and bound with simulated Tortoise shell. A varnish finish is hand-rubbed generously and then sealed. The OME 12” maple Tone Rim construction combined with less brackets and wood rim-rod produce our “woodiest” Old-Time banjo tone. The FRETLESS TUPELO is made with the same care and precision as other OME instruments and comes complete with our Deluxe hard-shell case and Limited Lifetime Warranty.

FRETLESS TUPELO FEATURES INCLUDE:

NECK

South American Mahogany neck
25.5” scale and 1.34” nut width
 Fretless Ebony fingerboard with S-scoop
Two-way adjustable truss rod
Rectangular peghead with Rosewood overlay
Boat-shaped Ebony capped heel
Inlaid Mother-of-Pearl shell with side position markers
 Hand-filed and shaped hardened Nickel-silver frets and bone string nut
Capo Spikes at 7th and 9th frets
OME 4:1 Planetary tuners with amber acrylic knobs
Tung-oil varnish finish

BODY

 12” 2-ply Maple OME Tone Rim
Ebonite-capped and simulated Tortoise-bound rim
14 rim brackets and heavy notched tension hoop
Renaissance head and Sweetone tailpiece
 Wood rim-rod and Trillium bridge
 Hand-stained and satin lacquer finished; aged brass OME hardware
Deluxe Hard-shell case and Limited Lifetime Warranty
Optional OME wooden armrest