Here's a really cool mid-1990s Ome bluegrass banjo, with the classy engraved pearl inlays like those found on Ome's tenor and plectrum "jazz age" banjos. If you want to play a banjo that looks like the Gibsons favored by Earl Scruggs, J.D. Crowe, and other bluegrass stalwarts, this Ome may not be your cup of tea. But if you love those earlier banjo inlay styles from before Earl was a glimmer in Mama Scrugg's eyes, this Ome Silver Magician will take you back. In the sound dept, however, this Ome is pure bluegrass, with a 1-piece cast resonator flange, 20-hole flathead tone ring, 3-ply hard maple shell, etc. Nice one-piece curly maple neck (except for wings on headstock, of course) and curly maple resonator, the maple figure highlighted by a hand-rubbed shaded finish. There's a little shirt-button wear to the lacquer on the resonator back, and a few small dings to the finish on the neck, but there's only light wear to the frets in the lower position. Original TKL hardshell case.

stock no. 57521

ModelSilver Magician 5 String
Nut width1 1/4"
Scale length26 1/4"
Fretboard MaterialEbony
Neck materialMaple
FlangeOne-Piece Cast
Shell3-Ply maple
Tone ringMagatone
Total frets22
CaseOrig. Hard
Serial No4067