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Ome Trilogy 19 Fret 12" Openback Tenor Banjo with Deluxe Gig Bag

Ome Trilogy
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  • Ome Trilogy fingerboard
  • Ome Trilogy armrest
  • £2,999.00

The Ome 'Trilogy' is a professional quality 19 Fret 12 " Openback tenor banjo, hand built in Boulder, Colarado, USA. This special pictured model has a 1960's wooden fingerboard and a deluxe Ome wooden armrest. Supplied in a deluxe gig bag. See more details below.
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Buy your Ome Trilogy 19 Fret 12" Openback Tenor Banjo with Deluxe Gig Bag from Eagle Music Shop and receive our premier workshop setup at no extra cost.

Ome Trilogy features include:


  • Select Curly Maple
  • 22.125” scale & 1.22” nut width
  • 19 Fret Ivoroid bound rosewood fingerboard
  • Two-way adjustable truss rod
  • Trilogy MOP & Abalone shell inlays
  • Victorian peghead with Ebony overlay
  • Boat shaped capped heel
  • Inlayed front and side position markers
  • Hardened nickel-silver frets and bone string nut
  • OME Planetary tuners (aged finish) with amber buttons


  • 12” 2-ply maple rim with Vintage rolled brass tone ring
  • Ebonite capped and Ivroid bound rim
  • 26 rim brackets & Sweetone tailpiece
  • Heavy notched tension hoop & Renaissance head
  • Two adjustable brass rim rods.
  • Exotic wooden armrest 
  • Trillium maple and ebony tipped bridge 
  • Aged Brass Hardware

 Individual Ome Serial Number: Yes

Tuning: Irish Tuning GDAE (Can be tuned Jazz CGDA or Chicago DGBE)

Finish: Hand Finished - Polished lacquer finish

Case/Gig Bag: Deluxe Gig bag

Warranty: Ome Limited Lifetime Warranty

Set-Up: Each banjo we supply is individually set up in our on-site Specialist Workshop here at Eagle Music. Any guitar purchased from Eagle will be fully SET UP, checked for intonation and playability and tuned ready for playing straight out of the box!

More bout Ome tenor banjos

The 4-string TENOR banjo started to become popular about 1910 as a melodic picked instrument. It soon became used primarily for strummed chordal accompaniment and as a rhythm-instrument in the popular 1920’s jazz dance-bands. Its volume and timbre suited early music styles and it could both compete with other band instruments and be heard clearly on acoustic recordings of the day. Tenor Jazz banjos are normally tuned CGDA, the same as the mandola or viola.

About that same time, some Irish banjo players started picking out the melodies of jigs, reels and hornpipes on the tenor banjo, decorating the tunes with snappy triplet ornaments. Over the years, the tenor banjo used for Irish music has steadily increased and is today a staple in many Irish bands. Irish tenors are generally tuned the same as the mandolin or violin, GDAE.

OME offers both 11” and 12” Tenors with a 19 fret, 22.125” scale. Our 11” tenors are generally brighter and crisper, with more punch, while our 12” models emphasize bass, depth, and a warmer tone. Both 11” and 12” models are available in open-back and resonator styles. The 11” Omega is our most popular resonator and we also offer Silver Bell and Megavox resonators for our 11” models, and the OME Standard removable resonator for our 12” models. For more information see RESONATORS on our DETAIL web page.

Every OME Tenor banjo can be set up in our shop for either Irish or Jazz tuning. Irish players tend to use both 11” and 12” open-back and resonator models while Jazz players tend to prefer 11” resonator banjos. OME tenor banjos have been used and endorsed for many decades by many of the worlds finest 4-string players.



Category 4 String Banjo
Playing Level Intermediate, Professional
Playing Style Irish GDAE, Jazz / Singalong CGDA
Banjo Pot Size 12 inch Pot
Body Type Open back
Number of Frets 19
Tuning Pegs Rear Facing Planetry Pegs
Supplied with Case/Gig Bag Deluxe Hard Case
Manufacturers Warranty Limited Lifetime Guarantee
Exclusivity Exclusive UK Retailer
Delivery & Returns

We will endeavor to ensure that orders are speedily processed and despatched the same day if at all possible.

Ordered items requiring setting up in the workshop will be despatched within 1-2 days using DHL Next Day Delivery (next day being the day after it leaves Eagle Music Shop). On the day of delivery you will receive a text message with your hours delivery time slot

You will be informed immediately if there is a problem with any part of your order or if any item is 'out of stock'.

NB : Orders processed on a Saturday but will not leave us until the Monday as Royal Mail and DHL do not collect from us at the Weekend.

You can read our full deliveries policy here.

Should you not be entirely happy with your purchase, or you have ordered an incorrect item, Eagle Music is happy to refund your purchase (excluding postage) within 28 days providing the goods are in a fully resaleable condition (including the original undamaged packaging) and not featured within the Exclusion Policy. (Exclusions apply to selected products).

Please note the following exclusions:

DVD's and CD's cannot be returned unless they are faulty

Banjo heads cannot be returned once you have tried to fit them to your banjo

Harmonica's have a 7 day guarantee and can be returned within this time if they are found to be faulty

Goods must be returned to Eagle Music together with a covering letter and contact details so that the matter can be dealt with efficiently and promptly.

You can read our full returns policy here.

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