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Ome Tupelo 12" Openback Banjo with Deluxe Hardshell case

  • £1,749.00

Made in Boulder, Colorado, USA. The Tupelo produces that authentic 'woody' sound old time/clawhammer 5 string banjo players long for. Supplied with Deluxe hardshell case
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Buy your Ome Tupelo 12" Openback Banjo with Deluxe Hardshell case from Eagle Music Shop and receive our premier workshop setup at no extra cost.

The OME TUPELO is Omes most basic Old-Time model.

It features our shorter 25.5” scale, wider 1.34” nut width, and a 17 fret S-scoped fingerboard.

The 2-ply solid maple rim is 9/16” thick and is capped with black ebonite and bound with simulated tortoise shell.

The OME 12”  maple Tone Rim construction combined with less brackets and wood rim-rod produce our “woodiest” Old-time banjo tone.

The TUPELO is made with the same care and precision as other OME instruments and comes complete with a eluxe hard-shell case and Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Detailed specifications for Ome Tupelo 5 string openback


  •  South American Mahogany neck
  •  25.5” scale and 1.34” nut width
  •  17 Fret ebony fingerboard with S-scoop
  •  Two-way adjustable truss rod
  •  Rectangular peghead with ebony overlay
  •  Boat shaped ebony capped heel
  •  Inlayed front and side position markers
  •  Hardened Nickel-silver frets and bone string nut
  •  Capo Spikes at 7th and 9th frets
  •  OME Planetary tuners with amber knobs
  •  Tung-oil varnish finish


  •  12” 2-ply maple OME Tone Rim
  •  Ebonite capped and simulated tortoise bound rim
  •  14 rim brackets and heavy notched tension hoop
  •  Renaissance Head and Sweetone Tailpiece
  •  Adjustable wood rim-rod & Trillium bridge
  •  Satin lacquer finish & Aged Brass hardware
  •  Deluxe Hard-shell case & Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Optional OME wooden armrest

Individual Ome Serial Number: Yes

Tuning: Standard 5 string banjo - gDGBD

Finish: Hand Finished - Satin Lacquer finish

Case/Gig Bag: 'Superior' branded Deluxe hardshell case


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 banjo purchased from Eagle will be fully SET UP, checked for intonation and playability and tuned ready for playing straight out of the box!



Category 5 String Banjo
Playing Level Intermediate, Professional
Playing Style Frailing / Clawhammer
Banjo Pot Size 12 inch Pot
Body Type Open back
Number of Frets 17
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

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In light of the recent advice given by the government regarding COVID-19, please be aware of the following announcement from Royal Mail advising of changes to their services.

Special Deliveries.

Due to increased absence levels, we’ve reviewed our timed guarantees for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am and 1pm services and will make the following changes.

For items posted from Tuesday 31 March 2020 onwards, our guarantee delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9.00am the next working day will change to by 12.00pm the next working day*. Our guaranteed delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1.00pm will change to by 9.00pm the next working day*.

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 DPD Local 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 DPD Local 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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