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JUNIPER 6-STRING GUITAR BANJO

       It’s been well over 100 years since a guitar player wanting a banjo sound installed a 6-string guitar neck on a banjo body. The results are somewhat of a mixed bag, as the guitar-banjo simply does not allow the player to duplicate what one can do on either the traditional 4 or 5-string banjo. On the other hand, it does allow the guitar player to easily capture some of the banjo’s characteristic tones and has been successfully used as a positive addition to various musical styles such as Dixieland, Blues, Ragtime, Irish and more.   The OME Guitar Banjo has, a 25.5” guitar scale, 1.75” nut width, and a radiused fingerboard. We make this instrument only in a 12” body which is needed to give the bass response needed for the heavier 5th and 6th strings. The OME guitar banjo is available in either open-back or resonator styles and in Vintage and Professional Series.

JUNIPER GUITAR BANJO FEATURES INCLUDE:

NECK

South American Mahogany neck
25.5” scale and 1.75” nut width
22 Fret ebony fingerboard
Two-way adjustable truss rod
 Juniper MOP & abalone inlays
Guitar peghead with rosewood overlay & heel cap
Inlayed front and side position markers
Hardened Nickel-silver frets and bone string nut
Schaller Guitar tuners
Tung-oil varnish finish

BODY

 12” 2-ply maple OME Tone Rim
Ebonite capped and simulated tortoise bound rim
 26 rim brackets and heavy notched tension hoop
Renaissance Head and Sweetone Tailpiece
Adjustable wood rim-rod & Trillium bridge
Satin lacquer finish & aged brass or nickel hardware
Deluxe Hard-shell case & Limited Lifetime Warranty
Optional OME rosewood armrest