The Otis Taylor openback model is sister to the popular Juniper 12” oldtime by OME. Like the Juniper, the Otis features a three-ply maple rim with rolled brass tone ring, double coordinator rods, 26 brackets and nickel hardware. The mahogany neck measures 1-1/4” at the nut and features a 26-1/4” scale and unradiused ebony fingerboard with oro diamond inlays. The instrument is finished off with a Sweetone tailpiece, Renaissance head, and wooden armrest.

With its 12” head diameter, brass tone ring, and double-rod construction, the Otis Taylor model is an openback banjo that offers a strong, clear fundamental that’s not overpowered by overtones. It’s a clean and warm sounding instrument, and an amazingly versatile one.

With its understated and simple appointments, gorgeous hand-rubbed oil varnish finish and incredible tone, the Otis Taylor is among our favourite OME models.

With deluxe hardshell case

*We are located in Canada. US pricing is approximate. Please contact us for up-to-date prices.

Year Condition Case
Call Brand New Original Hard


Folkway Music
Waterloo, ON
6:37 AM
Folkway is open from 11 AM to 6 PM Tuesday to Friday, and from 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday.

Folkway Music accepts Visa, Mastercard, money order, bank transfer, or cash.

Folkway Music ships internationally. On applicable instruments, we'll help acquire the CITES permits that may be needed as quickly as possible. We most frequently use FedEx, but can arrange to ship with any carrier, at a customers request.

Folkway Music offers a 48 hour approval period. We will refund your payment if you are not 100% satisfied with your instrument. All shipping costs are non-refundable, however, and are the responsibility of the purchaser.