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    Made in early 20th century New York City, this historic open-back banjo's features include an Orpheum tone ring, 24 brackets and shoes, grooved tension hoop, Waverly tailpiece, 22 fret pearwood fingerboard with pearl inlays, 2-piece bird's-eye maple neck with centerstrip, (action high, neck could use shim, peghead overlay lifting at nut slot – sold AS-IS). This instrument is in very good to excellent condition.
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The following specs were provided by our repair and appraisal teams. For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880

  • SN 1682
  • c.1909
  • VG-EC (action high, neck could use shim, peghead overlay lifting at nut slot – sold AS-IS)
  • Satin natural finish
  • 1-3/16” neck width @ nut
  • 27-1/8” scale
  • 11/16” width maple rim with painted rim cap (repaired rim cap cracks)
  • 11” top frosted head
  • Maple dowel stick (etched “GEO R PERRY”)
  • 24 brackets and shoes
  • Arched tone ring
  • Waverly tailpiece
  • 2-piece bird's-eye maple neck with centerstrip
  • 22 fret pearwood fingerboard with pearl inlays
  • Peghead features fancy floral inlays and logo (small repaired crack by neck)
  • Soft “V” neck profile
  • 1-7/32” nut
  • Friction pegs
  • Grooved tension hoop
  • Rim plaque reads "MADE BY | RETTBERG AND LANGE | NEW YORK CITY"
  • “PATENTED | 734833”
  • Armrest installed
  • Newer nut
  • 27-1/8” scale
  • HSC (black lining)
  • Made in New York, USA

Orpheum No.1 Open Back Banjo (c.1909)

Intl. Fees
AS-IS
Used

SKU: 60U-208994

Regular price
$1,600 USD
Regular price
$1,800 USD
Sale price
$1,600 USD
Made in early 20th century New York City, this historic open-back banjo's features include an Orpheum tone ring, 24 brackets and shoes, grooved tension hoop, Waverly tailpiece, 22 fret pearwood fingerboard with pearl inlays, 2-piece bird's-eye maple neck with centerstrip, (action high, neck could use shim, peghead overlay lifting at nut slot – sold AS-IS). This instrument is in very good to excellent condition.
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The following specs were provided by our repair and appraisal teams. For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880

  • SN 1682
  • c.1909
  • VG-EC (action high, neck could use shim, peghead overlay lifting at nut slot – sold AS-IS)
  • Satin natural finish
  • 1-3/16” neck width @ nut
  • 27-1/8” scale
  • 11/16” width maple rim with painted rim cap (repaired rim cap cracks)
  • 11” top frosted head
  • Maple dowel stick (etched “GEO R PERRY”)
  • 24 brackets and shoes
  • Arched tone ring
  • Waverly tailpiece
  • 2-piece bird's-eye maple neck with centerstrip
  • 22 fret pearwood fingerboard with pearl inlays
  • Peghead features fancy floral inlays and logo (small repaired crack by neck)
  • Soft “V” neck profile
  • 1-7/32” nut
  • Friction pegs
  • Grooved tension hoop
  • Rim plaque reads "MADE BY | RETTBERG AND LANGE | NEW YORK CITY"
  • “PATENTED | 734833”
  • Armrest installed
  • Newer nut
  • 27-1/8” scale
  • HSC (black lining)
  • Made in New York, USA