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OME CUSTOM MODELS offer premium grade woods, exotic inlays, and Ivoroid bound peghead, fingerboard, and rim. The 11” 2-ply maple rim is fitted with the OME Vintage or Silverspun tone ring for maximum clarity and response. Options include: nickel, chrome, or gold hardware; the 11” Megatone, 11” Tubaphone, or 12” Silverspun tone ring.; custom colored polished lacquer finish; hand-engraved metal; and hand-carved wood. Available in 5-string PRIMROSE, PHOENIX, CELTIC STAR & BRIGHT ANGEL models.
CREATION FEATURES INCLUDE:
NECK Premium Curly Maple, Walnut, or Mahogany neck 26.25” scale & 1.28” nut width 22 Fret Ivoroid bound ebony fingerboard Ivoroid bound peghead with ebony overlay Two-way adjustable truss rod BRIGHT ANGEL MOP & Abalone shell inlays 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 with amber knobs Polished lacquer finish
BODY 11” 2-ply maple rim with Vintage or Silverspun tone ring Ebonite capped and Ivoroid bound rim 24/11” or 26/12” rim brackets & Sweetone tailpiece Heavy notched tension hoop & Renaissance head Two adjustable brass rim rods. OME Rosewood armrest & Trillium bridge Nickel, Chrome, or Gold hardware Deluxe hard-shell, plush-lined case. Optional Megatone, Tubaphone, or 12” Silverspun Tone Rings
Artist Series SILVERBELL TENOR MODELS offer premium grade woods including Fine Curly Maple and Indian Ebony or Rosewood; choice of hand-rubbed colors finished with wet-sanded and buffed super-thin high-gloss finish; exotic hand-engraved real shell inlays; Ivoroid-bound peghead, fingerboard and resonator; OME-made Jazz banjo hardware including hand-spun Silverspun brass tone ring; brass flange, tailpiece, armrest, and coordinator rods; multi-ply maple rim and resonator; custom shaped string nut and frets which are filed, crowned and buffed by hand; and nickel plated hardware. Additional options are radiused fingerboard; hand-engraved metal; custom wood stains; chrome and gold metal plating; and wood carving.
Mogul Silverbell Tenor Includes:
NECK Premium Curly Maple, hand-stained Shaded Amber 19 frets, 22.125" scale & 1.24" nut width Ivoroid bound peghead, fingerboard & resonator Two-way adjustable neck truss rod Hand-engraved Mother-of-Pearl shell inlays on peghead & heel cap Solid blocks of Abalone shell on the neck Inlayed front and side position markers Schaller 4:1 Planetary geared tuners with Ivoroid knobs Hardened nickel-silver frets & bone string nut - hand-filed, crowned & buffed Hardened nickel-silver frets and bone string nut Wet-sanded and buffed high-gloss lacquer finish on neck, rim & resonator
BODY OME Silverspun brass tone ring & multi-ply Maple rim Heavy notched brass tension hoop & 24 brackets Hand-spun Silverbell brass flange Curly Maple resonator Two adjustable brass rim rods Harp tailpiece & Sosebee bridge; smooth white head & OME tenor strings Hand-engraved hardware including armrest, tailpiece, tension hoop & flange 24 karat gold plating TKL standard hard-shell case