As of 2021, after not being made for nearly 40 years, Zen Ogsbury and his partner, Zoe Hatch, are once again building the iconic ODE instruments. These magical banjos, although simple, and lightweight, have exceptional tone, playability, quality, and beauty.
The ODE Magician 24 Bracket Model features AN 11”, slightly heavier, Curly Maple multi-ply Tone-rim that is bound with simulated tortoise shell and capped in black. It also features ODE’S heavy notched brass tension hoop, 24 rim brackets, and their solid cherry and ebony neck to give a rich and powerful 19th Century vintage banjo tone, that is a dream to play and built to last.
We inspect each and every instrument we ship out for maximum playability. We adjust the action and adjust intonation when needed. If you would like a specific adjustment, just add it to your order notes and we would be happy to adjust to your liking.
Serial Number: 157
- Select North American Cherry Neck
- Genuine Ebony Fingerboard, Peghead Overlay, & Heel-cap
- 25.5” Scale
- 1.34” Nut Width
- 17 EVO Gold Frets
- Straight Frailing Scoop
- Bone Nut
- Inlayed Front & Side Position Markers
- Adjustable Neck Rod & Cherry Rim Rod
- Planetary Geared Tuners with Amber Knobs
- Inlayed ODE Peghead Logo
- Hand-Rubbed Finish
- 11” Multi-ply Curly Maple Tone-rim
- Simulated Tortoise Rim Binding
- Heavy Notched Brass Tension Hoop with 24 Brackets.
- Renaissance Head
- Chenille wrapped Strings
- Dobson Bridge
- Aged Brass & Nickel Hardware
- No-knot Tailpiece
OME Padded Gig Bag Included
Important information if shipping outside of the USA:
Please note: To help insure the future availability of certain materials used in the construction of this instrument, additional fees and/or documentation may be required when shipping this item outside of the USA. This is due to the CITES treaty, which regulates international trade of certain materials like rosewood, abalone, and pearl. If you purchase this item to be shipped outside of the USA, we’ll determine whether the regulations apply to your order, and will contact you with more information if necessary