The MINSTREL, like the Tupelo, gives a warm and woody Old-Timey sound. With a scrolled peg head and Mother-of-Pearl shell inlay in the Frailing scoop, this model is fashioned after the American Antebellum banjos. 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 MINSTREL is made with the same care and precision as other OME instruments and comes with a deluxe hard-shell case, and Limited Lifetime Warranty. Available in 5-string open-back 12” models. From $2,295.00.



South American Mahogany neck – optional Black Walnut or Curly Maple
25.5” scale and 1.34” nut width
17-fret Ebony fingerboard with S-scoop
Two-way adjustable truss rod
Mother-of-Pearl Star in fingerboard scoop
Scroll peghead with Ebony overlay
Boat-shaped Ebony-capped heel
Inlaid front and 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 – optional hand-stained and satin finished Maple


 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