Orpheum No. 1 Tenor Banjo (1921)

$450
sku: 80U-200696
A nice 1920s banjo, this Orpheum No. 1 Tenor Banjo features an 11/16” thick maple rim and a 5-piece maple neck, all in a natural finish. Appointments include an Orpheum tone ring, a 17-fret bound pearwood fingerboard with fancy pearl inlays, and mechanical friction tuners with ivoroid buttons. This banjo needs some work (sold AS-IS, see Details section below), but overall it’s in very good+ condition.

Only 1 piece in stock!


  • Natural finish
  • 11/16" thick maple rim
  • ~11-3/16" skin head
  • 24 bracket hooks and nuts
  • Orpheum tone ring
  • 5-piece maple neck
  • 17-fret bound pearwood fingerboard with fancy pearl inlays
  • Fancy pearl inlays including "Orpheum No. 1" on headstock
  • Mechanical friction tuners with ivoroid buttons
  • 1-3/16" nut
  • ~20-7/8" scale
  • Wire armrest
  • Newer replacement Presto tailpiece
  • 70's 5-string semi-hardshell case (orange lining)
  • VGC+ but needs work (reglue area of loose neck binding, reset dowel stock, level frets, new strings, setup, etc. - sold AS-IS)
  • SN: 12188

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