The OME TUPELO features our shorter 25.5” scale, wider 1.34” nut width, and our 17 fret S-scoop fingerboard. The 2-ply solid cherry rim is 9/16” thick and is capped with black Ebonite and bound with simulated Tortoise shell. A varnish finish is hand-rubbed generously and then sealed. The OME 12” cherry Tone Rim construction combined with less brackets and wood rim-rod produce our “woodiest” Old-Time banjo tone. The TUPELO is made with the same care and precision as other OME instruments and comes complete with our Deluxe hard-shell case and Limited Lifetime Warranty.Features:
South American Mahogany neck25.5” scale and 1.34” nut width17 Fret Ebony fingerboard with S-scoopTwo-way adjustable truss rodRectangular peghead with Rosewood overlayBoat-shaped Ebony capped heelInlaid Mother-of-Pearl shell with side position markersHand-filed and shaped hardened Nickel-silver frets and bone string nutCapo Spikes at 7th and 9th fretsOME 4:1 Planetary tuners with amber acrylic knobsTung-oil varnish finish12” 2-ply cherry OME Tone RimEbonite-capped and simulated Tortoise-bound rim14 rim brackets and heavy notched tension hoopRenaissance head and Sweetone tailpieceWood rim-rod and Trillium bridgeHand-stained and satin lacquer finished; aged brass OME hardwareDeluxe Hard-shell case and Limited Lifetime Warranty
All instruments from the Old Town School Music Store are professionally inspected and set-up before shipping, and directly support the missions, programs, and continued growth of the Old Town School of Folk Music.
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