ODE Banjos was founded in 1960 by Charles Starr Ogsbury in Boulder Colorado. His vision was to design and build quality, soulful banjos that were both exceptional and affordable. Since then, Ogsbury has designed and overseen the building of several thousand ODE and OME banjos in an endless variety of models and styles.
This year, 2020, after not being made for nearly 40 years, Chuck Ogsbury, his daughter Tanya, and the OME staff, are once again building the iconic ODE instruments. These magical banjos, although simple, and lightweight, have exceptional Tone, Playability, Quality, and Beauty.
The new ODES are now available in Two Models: the SUNDANCE and the MAGICIAN. They are also available in Two Styles: 5-Stiring Open-backs, and Tenor Open-backs, all offered with 11”, 12” and 13” pots. All ODES are hand-made in Boulder Colorado with the finest materials and workmanship. They come complete with a heavy padded Gig-bag, and Limited Lifetime Warranty. Click here to see our current ODE Banjos.