NORTH STAR

        The NORTH STAR features the OME Vintage brass tone ring fitted to our 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. From $2995.00.

NORTH STAR FEATURES INCLUDE:

NECK

 Black Walnut or South American Mahogany – optional 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 & Abalone inlays
Victorian 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

BODY

11” multi-ply Maple rim
OME machined brass tone ring – optional 12″ rolled brass 5/16″ tone ring
Ebonite-capped and simulated Tortoise-bound rim
24 rim brackets and heavy notched tension hoop
 Renaissance head and Sweetone tailpiece
Wood rim-rod and Sosebee bridge
 Varnish finished or hand-stained satin finished; aged brass OME hardware
Deluxe hard-shell case and Limited Lifetime Warranty
Optional OME armrest