the latest news: this morning while doing an online search, I happened upon an identical (actually better) maple Ome Juggernaut at Folkway Music in Ontario, Canada.
I bought and should have it in a few weeks.
I will certainly be posting photos....
Sunday, May 10, 2015 @6:16:26 AM
Glad you found it before I did. I would have wanted it too.
I was an OME dealer in those days and wish I had kept one for myself.
I've got a 2006 OME Phoenix that will compare to anything, and I've got about 15 others in the high-end category.
Will be receiving a 2014 Celtic 50 this week that should be nice also.
Congratulations on your find.
Regards, Mike Mason, Montgomery, AL
Sunday, May 10, 2015 @6:47:44 AM
Thanks Mike...Ome is by far my favorite maker these days....I used to only have eyes for the old Juggernauts, but I have a growing appreciation for their newer offerings, like the Omega....some really beaiutiful instruments, especially their open-backs...
Barnet in SoCal Says:
Sunday, May 10, 2015 @10:09:10 AM
Hey Dan... congrats to you! You're a guy who knows what he wants and hunts it down. Speaking of hunting... you haven't switched from archery back to banjo now, have you? :) Maybe you could use old Gibsons as targets?
Monday, May 11, 2015 @6:26:46 AM
Haha...I'd NEVER shoot a banjo with my bow....I'd probably get nightmares if I didn't get hit by lightening.
Nope...still doing some archery...I switched back to shooting compound.
But I'm spending a little bit more of my free time with my 5-string. Having a blast learning clawhammer...
Monday, May 11, 2015 @11:13:12 AM
Congrats on the find!
Monday, May 11, 2015 @7:03:48 PM
Thursday, June 11, 2015 @5:43:09 AM
The Ome is finally on its way!
It's coming by Fedex International Ground...not sure when it will arrive, but I figure by this time next week (June 19?). It will be arriving in New York today.....
Friday, June 12, 2015 @5:46:31 AM
Today, it's in Grove City, Ohio
Friday, June 12, 2015 @6:34:08 AM
Wow, a month's wait for shipping, the anticipation is killing you, eh? ;-) Hang in there, Dan!
Saturday, June 13, 2015 @6:45:16 AM
Yeah, I had to wait one month for them to do some lacquer finish work.
It just left Lenexa, Kansas this morning. I looks like it might pass through Colorado, it's birth state! Janice, you'll have to come by and check it out when it arrives!
Sunday, June 14, 2015 @5:51:24 AM
Just past Laramie, Wyoming...there's a good chance it did pass through Boulder, CO, where it was made 41 years ago.
Estimated delivery date is this Wednesday.
Sunday, June 14, 2015 @8:09:48 AM
Ontario, Oregon....one state away!
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 @5:35:48 AM
It left Troutdale, OR early this morning...will it arrive today or tomorrow?!?!
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 @10:53:18 PM
Arrived!!...photos to follow!
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 @8:30:01 AM
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