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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Old Ome Monarch Tenor

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hanknc - Posted - 05/11/2022:  14:02:29

I play guitar and have been playing with a couple 18 piece jazz bands. When when a local band leader asked me if I wanted to play banjo in a new Dixieland combo he was putting together I said yeah and rushed out and bought a 19 fret banjo, figured out major, minor and dominant chords and started my career as a banjoist.

A few years later look at this beautiful old Ome I bought from Sam Ash.

Bill Rogers - Posted - 05/11/2022:  14:39:46

No doubt Ome has been this country’s premier maker of 4-string banjos pretty much from its beginning, filling the niches left by the great pre-WWII makers, especially Bacon.

Emiel - Posted - 05/11/2022:  14:46:54

It's a beauty. What kind of tonering does it have?

hanknc - Posted - 05/11/2022:  14:55:57

Silverspun no holes

hanknc - Posted - 05/11/2022:  14:58:35

The case has a “Long Island Banjo Society” sticker.

Vic Seal - Posted - 05/11/2022:  17:13:11

Wowzer!!! Beautiful.

banjo5280 - Posted - 05/11/2022:  18:02:37

Nice find, even carries an Oettinger tailpiece! Although a five-string player, I am a decades-long fan of Ome banjos, owning several. The Ome web site should allow you to find the age of your banjo via the serial number and their "history" section. Enjoy your banjo career!

hanknc - Posted - 05/12/2022:  13:37:23

Mine is a 1994 per the Ome serial number archive

jun3machina - Posted - 05/12/2022:  14:50:53

the grain on that neck is just beautiful!

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