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Ome Sweetgrass

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  • £3,599.00

The Ome ‘Sweetgrass’ is a professional quality bluegrass banjo, hand built in Boulder, Colarado, USA. See more details below.
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Buy your Ome Sweetgrass from Eagle Music Shop and receive our premier workshop setup at no extra cost.

The fine build qualities of this professional banjo are reflected in the awesome power, tone and projection that it offers the player. It is designed by a master banjo builder, with over fifty years of experience, and is built from the finest ‘banjo materials’. The beautiful curly maple neck and resonator, and ebony fingerboard inlaid with natural abalone inlays, is enhanced by Ome’s build quality and attention to fine detail.

The Pot Assembly:
• Air dried 11/16” thick, ‘three ply’ sold maple rim
• Megatone 200 bronze tone ring

• Double Ome design 3/8” diameter coordinating rim rod set
• Highly figured curly maple detachable resonator ( 4 domed thumb screws)
• Ivoroid and black binding on resonator
• Ome design intricate cut die cast zinc flange
• Ome cast harp polished & nickel plated tailpiece – with Ome logo
• Sossbee maple/ebony bridge
• Ome armrest – highly polished nickel plated – with Ome logo

The Neck Assembly:
• Curly maple neck - fully bound to match the resonator
• Ebony fingerboard with polished nickel silver frets
• Intricate ‘sweetgrass’ design abalone inlays in fingerboard
• Bone 5th string nut guide
• Bone top nut• Black side dot markers
• Spikes fitted at the 7th & 9th and 10th frets
• Ome Professional planet geared tuners
• Antique pearl tuner buttons
• Ome abalone inlaid ebony faced headstock
• Adjustable neck truss rod
• Ebony truss rod cover
Complete with Deluxe hardshell case, Ome lifetime warranty

The Maker: Charles Ogsbury

Charles Ogsbury began designing and building banjos in 1960 under the Ode name.  He sold Ode to Baldwin in 1966 and started Ome Banjos in 1970. Charles emphasizes that his long-term passion has always been to craft outstanding banjos which equal or surpass the best of the vintage classics.  Ome’s hand-built instruments feature exceptional tone, playability, and beauty, and are made to last a life-time.

The Ome range includes Bluegrass, Old Time Open-Backs, Tenor and Plectrum banjos.  Each instrument feature is designed by Charles Ogsbury. Ome also pride themselves on using the finest banjo building materials and timbers with options such as the finest select curly maple, walnut, and ebony woods, hand-rubbed finishes, hand-engraved armrests and tailpieces, wood carving, dye-coloring. Gold-plated metal parts are also available on all Ome banjos.

For more information visit the Ome Banjos website at










Category 5 String Banjo
Playing Level Intermediate, Professional
Playing Style Bluegrass gDGBD
Banjo Pot Size 11 inch Pot
Body Type Resonator
Supplied with Case/Gig Bag Deluxe Hard Case
Manufacturers Warranty Lifetime
Exclusivity Exclusive UK Retailer
Delivery & Returns

  Royal Mail announce changes to Special Delivery and Customer Service Points.
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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