Market Gardening and Life at 7000 ft. in the Rockies of Colorado

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Ome

"The LORD was ready to save me: therefore we will sing my songs to the stringed instruments all the days of our life in the house of the LORD." -Isaiah 38:18
Took a trip down to Boulder to the Ome factory.

I wanted to buy a banjo for Jenny. Unfortunately Ome doesn't really make entry level instruments. Why is it that you're always drawn to the most expensive thing on the wall? They did carry a couple of Chinese made entry level banjos and said they would take it back in on a trade-in in the future. We had all but decided to buy the Chinese one when our conscience came to the rescue
Here we were at the factory of one of the premier banjo makers in the world, and we were going to buy a mass produced Chinese POS.
We compared the sounds and there was no comparison.
So we are now the proud owners an Ome Banjo! Pricey but worth every penny. Ours is already a collectors piece as it is a prototype for the new Woodsong model now being offered. Only 12 were made, each one different. This one has a really warm sound and feel and a very clear tone. It is #5536. That means it the 5536th instrument made by Ome. They make around 100-150 instruments in a good year. Thank you so much Chuck and Tanya for showing us around and being so hospitable to a couple of hill billies.

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