Ome Banjos’ Artist Series banjos showcase our 50+ years experience in hand-crafting the finest banjos. Our BLUEGRASS MODELS offer premium grade woods including Fine Curly Maple and Indian Ebony; choice of hand-rubbed stains 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, our f-hole zinc die-cast flange, as well has the Harp brass tailpiece, Ome’s armrests, 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 wood stains; chrome and gold metal plating; and wood carving.



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 Pearloid 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


OME Megatone 400 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 & 21/32″ Sosebee bridge; heavy frosted Remo head & OME light gauge strings
African Laurel wooden armrest
Nickel hardware
Deluxe hard-shell plush-lined case