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Ute 11" Premium


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Scale Length: 26.25"
Nut Width: 1.19"
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard Wood: Rosewood
Peghead Overlay: None
Peghead Inlay: Buffalo nickel
Fret Markers: 3, 7, 9, 12, 15, and 17
Nut Material: Bone
Spikes: None
Tuners: Nickel planetary with pearloid buttons
Finish: Hand-rubbed matte
Rim Size: 11"
Rim Wood: Multi-ply maple
Tonering: None
Brackets: 24
Tailpiece: Nickel-plated no-knot
Head: Renaissance
Armrest: None
Case: Ome gig bag
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The Ute is an excellent open-back banjo built at Ome Banjo Co. by Ome founder and head luthier, Chuck Ogsbury. While not bearing the incredible attention to detail and full frequency range of a name-brand Ome, the Ute is still a fine little parts banjo designed for the beginner or intermediate player who has a good ear for quality and loves the inherent charm of a hand-built instrument. All Utes come stock with multi-ply maple pots and solid mahogany necks, with aged hardware and Chuck's trademark buffalo nickel in the headstock. This Ute 11" Premium features 26 brackets as compared to the standard 14, giving the banjo a tighter, crisper sound. Included in the price is a padded Ome gig bag.

*Photos from our inventory, actual grain patterns may vary Slightly. Contact us for details.