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2012 OME Southern Cross

Here's a New-old-stock OME Southern cross that was brought to Folkway by a retired music store owner who was at one time Canada's only other OME dealer! He closed his store a few years back, and this lovely OME banjo remained unsold. We've been given the green light by OME to offer this new-old-stock instrument at a discounted price but WITH full original warranty.

Three-ply hard maple rim with OME Megatone flathead tone ring, double brass coordinator rods, one-piece zinc-alloy prewar resonator flange, heavy notched brass tension hoop with 24 brackets, Presto tailpiece, mahogany resonator with ivoroid bindings. Mahogany neck with radiused ebony fingerboard, ivoroid bindings, pearl inlays, and spikes at frets 7 and 9. 26.25" scale, 1-1/8" nut, OME planetary tuners with amberoid buttons. Gloss lacquer finish throughout and nickel-plated hardware.

The banjo is in perfect condition and has been carefully set-up here are Folkway. It presents as a nearly-new instrument, but a few areas of the nickel plating have oxidised lightly which gives away the secret of its age.

With original hardshell case.

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