This early 1970's ODE open back banjo is in lightly used condition and appears to be all original except for the strings, bridge and a replacement button on the friction 5th tuner. Beautiful 5 ply neck shows no finish wear and the frets and fingerboard have the slightest bit of visible wear. This banjo is ready to play and enjoy and has a bright, cutting tone with great volume.
Original ODE Boulder Colorado stamped aluminum pot with a brass tone ring, single coordinator rod, ODE tailpiece. A few of the shiny bits show slight oxidation, but overall it appears that this fine instrument spent most if its life in a case. Neck is straight and level and it stays in tune with 2:1 planetary tuners. No case but will be securely packed for shipping.