1979 Ome Juggernaut Banjo w/ Gibson Strings
This banjo is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-10-20)
Price : US $1,660.
You're looking at a 1979 Ome Juggernaut banjo, serial number 2157, made in Boulder Colorado. Founded by Chuck Ogsbury, Ome was making some of the best banjos in the 1970s. You can find a link to a few of their old catalogs, which contain the specs for the Juggernaut, here: http://www.omebanjos.com/omeinstruments.html This one features the sand cast bell bronze tone ring intended for Bluegrass, and it has a vintage tone that you would expect from a 29-year-old banjo. It has good note separation with just the right amount of sustain. The 4th string has a nice growl, which seems to increase once the instrument warms up after a few minutes of playing. I have it set up with a Snuffy Smith bridge, and the intonation is right on all the way up the neck. In addition to the unique inlays in the ebony fretboard, it has some unusual features in the Fiberskyn head (simulating the hide heads of the famous pre-war Gibsons) and the Oettinger tailpiece. The fingers of the tailpiece are individually adjustable to compensate for the fact that the strings are of different thicknesses. They can be adjusted to equalize the amount of downward pressure each string exerts on the bridge. Try that with a Presto! The tuners on the 2nd and 3rd strings are Keith D-tuners with buttons that match the original tuners. It's got Gibson Earl Scruggs medium strings on it, and there are spikes at 7, 9, and 10. It has some blemishes, but nothing out of the ordinary for its age.&
This banjo is sold (sold on 2008-10-20)
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