Hi everyone, I am after some advice on purchasing and 0ME Oracle banjo, I have been trying various different deering banjos today ranging from top of the range down to the Sierra model and have fallen in love with the OME Oracle love the look and the sound of it over the Deerings but just need some sound advice from anyone out there who can help me I had a budget and this particular model is slightly over my budget but I am not concerned with that just wanted other peoples advice and input to do with OME much appreciated thanks for any good advice
Bill Rogers (Moderator)
It’s unclear whether you are considering an openback or resonator banjo. That would make a difference to someone commenting (including me). Though both makers produce well-made banjos, I like Omes better. I think they’re more elegant. If you love the Ome, then buy it. It will last a lifetime.
I have an Ome resonator banjo, and in my opinion, it's better than plenty of Prewar's I've played. It looks stunning, sounds better than it looks, and feels great to play! I would definitely go for it if I were you. Good luck!
If you found one that speaks to you, buy it. It does not matter what someone else thinks, especially someone who has not played the particular one you like. Plus, that Oracle may sound different than other Oracles. I have made the mistake of having a number of choices in front of me and picking the one that was the "best deal," rather than the one that rattled my bones and raised my heart rate.
I should’ve put in my post that it is a resonator banjo made by OME
Regardless of open back or resonator if I've got the money I'm buying the Ome every time.
I've owned four Omes over my lifetime: two plectrums and two five-strings. (Still own two of them.) They are wonderful banjos in every respect and exemplify the term "world class." Get that Ome. You'll never regret it.
Go over your budget and get the Ome. In my opinion their quality is unsurpassed.
I have a precursor to the Ome which is the Ode. made by the same person. I will have that banjo forever. Great tone, great neck width, awesome all around banjo.
I have an OME and two Deerings. I like them all for what they are and what they do. But if you love the OME, get it. The heart wants what the heart wants.
Ome banjos are hard to beat.
Hi, latest update went back to the shop today and purchased the OME Oracle resonator banjo, to say I am pleased is an understatement, I would like to thank Matt at Eagle music and Eagle music for all the help and knowledge and patience with me choosing my new banjo I am absolutely over the moon with my purchase and feel privileged to own such a beautiful instrument and a work of art?? so thanks again for all your input and help to make my mind up, Looking forward to progressing even further into my journey as a novice banjo player at the moment and this beauty is going to make the experience so much more enjoyable, happy days??????????
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