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Chip Booth
Apr-01-2016, 10:57am
Hi all, I'll start this show...

About 2 years ago I decided to learn clawhammer and quickly ordered a custom instrument from Ome. It has the aesthetics of the Flora model but with the addition of the Silverspun tone ring. It hass a 12" rim with a 25.5" scale wide nut scale, which suits me better than the longer, thinner standard, as I have been a guitar player for most of my life. It has a warm but clear tone, is plenty loud enough without being obnoxious, and plays like a dream.

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Apr-01-2016, 11:52am
That is a really good looking banjo..

Apr-01-2016, 12:13pm
It's a beauty! I went with a custom Ome when I caught the clawhammer bug as well (mine is an 11" rim Jubilee with vintage brass tone ring, walnut neck and rim). I get compliments on it everywhere I go, and the quality is outstanding. I love the aged brass hardware and the brown tuner buttons just like yours has.

How do you like the 12" rim? I've been thinking of getting another Ome with a 12" rim for additional depth of sound. Does it feel really different to hold and play than an 11" rim?

Apr-04-2016, 3:58pm
That's a beautiful banjo! The folks at Ome make some awesome instruments. I, especially, like the antique brass hardware that compliments the rich color of the wood. I bet it plays like a charm!