This beautiful Ome Artist model was custom built for the late Dick Lewis (Montana Red) just before his death. It shows no wear and is in mint condition.
Built from presentation-grade curly maple, this banjo has numerous custom upgrades for Dick including an engraved filigree resonator back, heel and headstock carving, custom abalone fingerboard inlays, an engraved Oettinger-style tailpiece and a custom engraved and chrome plated Renee Karnes armrest. It has elegant and profuse metal hand-engraving and 18 caret gold plating, throughout. Ome’s current list price on the Artist model with these upgrades would be over $11,000.