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Ode 11" Fretless Magician


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Scale Length: 26"
Nut Width: 1.31"
Neck Wood: Cherry
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Peghead Overlay: Ebony
Peghead Inlay: Buffalo nickel
Fret Markers: 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th, 12th, and 15th frets
Nut Material: Bone
Spikes: None
Tuners: Nickel-plated planetary with amber buttons
Finish: Hand-rubbed tung oil
Rim Size: 11"
Rim Wood: Maple
Tonering: None
Brackets: 24
Tailpiece: Brass no-knot
Head: Renaissance
Armrest: Cherry
Case: Access gig bag
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Addition by subtraction is the name of the game with Ode's 11" Fretless Magician, which sees Boulder-based banjo luthier Zen Ogsbury turn his terrific Magician model into a nylon-string old-time powerhouse. The Magician combines a cherry neck with a maple pot for classic clawhammer tone bursting with clear trebles and a mellow midrange. As per usual, Mr Ogsbury has done some fine work on the fit and finish of this instrument, opting for old-school appointments and a rustic, classic look that still indicates a high level of craftsmanship and careful attention to detail. Colorado is lucky to have such great instruments built right here in the Front Range - every new Ode we get in our shop quickly becomes a favorite of every customer we hand it to. Included in the price is a padded Access gig bag.

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