OME North Star

OME North Star

Regular price $2,759 Sale Serial 6811


Beautiful OME North Star 11" open back banjo built in Boulder, Colorado. 

Description courtesy of

The North Star features the OME Vintage brass tone ring fitted to our 11”, 2-ply solid maple rim to produce our clearest, brightest Old-time banjo tone. Mahogany, Walnut or Curly maple tone-woods, classic abalone and MOP shell inlays in the peghead, fingerboard, and heel cap, make the North Star an exceptional instrument. Available in 5-string 11” style.

North Star Features Include:


  • Mahogany, Curly maple or American black walnut
  • 25.5” scale and 1.34” nut width
  • 17 fret ebony fingerboard with S-scoop
  • Two-way adjustable truss rod
  • MOP & abalone North Star inlays
  • Victorian peghead with ebony overlay
  • Boat shaped heel with ebony cap
  • 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


  • 11” 2-ply solid maple rim
  • OME Vintage brass tone ring
  • Capped and simulated tortoise bound rim
  • 24 rim brackets & Sweetone tailpiece
  • Heavy notched tension hoop & Renaissance head
  • Adjustable rim rod & Trillium bridge
  • Aged brass hardware & satin lacquer finish
  • Deluxe hard-shell, plush-lined case
  • Optional OME rosewood armrest