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A visit to the OME Banjo Company!!

Posted by DIV on Friday, August 26, 2011

So a couple of weekends ago, I found myself in Boulder, Colorado.  My wife and I blew off a seminar that turned out to be bogus (long story, don't ask!), but she and I like to turn lemons into lemonade, so I called up Tanya Ogsbury at Ome and we came to Boulder to visit and she and her dad, were kind enough to spend some time with us (and another family) and give us a tour of the facilities.  It was so nice to finally see the place "where it all happens" and the highlight was finally meeting the great Chuck Ogsbury in person.  A great time!

See my photos here:

3 comments on “A visit to the OME Banjo Company!!”

Banjov1 Says:
Friday, August 26, 2011 @7:33:15 PM

very very cool!!

I heard his place burned down a few years back, was there any evidence left of the fire or did everything look fine?

DIV Says:
Friday, August 26, 2011 @10:04:55 PM

That's funny...I though that too...and Tanya told me that EVERYBODY thinks it was a fire...but it was a fierce storm called a Chinook that leveled the building in 1963. Details here:

mainejohn Says:
Saturday, August 27, 2011 @2:21:17 PM

The fire burned down Chuck's home, not the Ome factory. I was there two years ago and received Tanya's same gracious tour, and was also fortunate to meet Chuck. I was struck by the fact that such a small operation turns out so many beautiful banjos, revered by both the 4 string and 5 string community.

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