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Thread #101019   Message #2033483
Posted By: GUEST,need to be anon for this discussion
23-Apr-07 - 11:02 AM
Thread Name: OME banjos or Deering
Subject: OME banjos or Deering
I have a long term decision to make and hope for some insight from banjo players on the subject.

I will be deciding between one of these two banjo makers very soon for an open back, folk/bluegrass banjo. I do a 3-4 finger style and some frailing ... I don't need a scooped neck, but could use it and could live with the lost frets if I went that way.

I'd be looking at one of their top or close to top of the line instruments - and will select custom features. Cost isn't my driving factor.

My first thoughts are probably an open-back Deering Calico with a bell bronze tone ring or an OME Sweetgrass 11" Traditional with a Silverspun tone ring.

Do yuo have any experience with either or these makers/models? I'd love to hear your thoughts on the matter.

... thanks in advance