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Ome Banjos' Artist Series BLUEGRASS MODELS offer premium grade woods including Fine Curly Maple and Indian Ebony; 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 Bluegrass hardware including choice of three Megatone Flathead cast bronze tone rings, zinc die-cast flange, brass tailpiece, brass armrest, and solid-brass coordinator rods; 3-ply Maple rim; custom shaped string nut and frets which are filed, crowned and buffed by hand; and nickel plated Ome hardware. Additional options are radiused fingerboard; hand-engraved metal; custom woods stains; chrome and gold metal plating; and wood carving.
OMEGA FEATURES INCLUDE:
NECK Fine Curly Maple, hand-stained Sunburst 22 Frets, 26.25” scale & 1.28” nut width; radiused fingerboard Ivoroid bound peghead, fingerboard & resonator Ebony fingerboard, peghead and heel cap Two-way adjustable neck truss rod Mother-Of-Pearl shell inlays - Hand-engraved by Glenn Carson Inlayed front and side position markers Capo Spikes at 7th and 9th frets OME 4:1 Planetary tuners with Ivoroid acrylic knobs Hardened nickel-silver frets & bone string nut - hand-filed, crowned & buffed Wet-sanded and buffed high-gloss lacquer finish on neck, rim & resonator
BODY OME Megatone Flathead cast bronze tone ring & 3-ply maple rim Heavy notched brass tension hoop & 24 brackets One-piece zinc-alloy resonator flange Curly Maple resonator Two adjustable brass rim rods Harp tailpiece & Sosebee bridge; heavy frosted Remo head & OME light gauge strings African Laurel wooden armrest Nickel hardware Deluxe hard-shell plush-lined case
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