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For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880 

  • SN 011243 
  • c.1920
  •  VG-EC
  •  Natural semi-gloss finish 
  • 2-piece maple neck with 5-piece center strip 
  • Carved heel 
  • U-shaped neck profile 
  • 4-piece overlay and underlay on headstock 
  • 17-fret pearwood fingerboard with fancy pearl inlays 
  • Fingerboard indentations on first 7 frets 
  • Headstock features floral inlays and "ORPHEUM / No2" logo 
  • ~5/8" birdseye maple rim 
  • Maple rim cap with rope marquetry 
  • ~12" skin head recently installed by our shop 
  • 24 brackets, 2 level, grooved tension hoop
  •  Elite tailpiece 
  • Archtop tone ring 
  • Makers plaque on rim reads "ORPHEUM / Made by / RETTBERG & LANGE. / NEW YORK." 
  • "PATENTED / 724833" stamped into rim 
  • Small shim in neck heel 
  • 1-3/16" nut, ~21" scale 
  • Set up for tenor tuning C G D A 
  • Non-original pickguard installed 
  • Built by William L. Lange in the U.S.A. 
  • With  rough period HSC (purple lining) 
  • On consignment

Orpheum No.2 Tenor Banjo (c.1920)

Orpheum No.2 Tenor Banjo (c.1920)

Expert Setup
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Used

SKU: 80U-218835

Regular price $1,200 USD
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This Orpheum No.2 Tenor Banjo, crafted in the USA around 1920, is a product of the brand established by William P. Rettberg and William L. Lange. Its design and construction are reminiscent of the Lange Paramount banjos, which emerged between 1921 and 1935 after Rettberg and Lange's partnership ended. This banjo features the "RETTBERG & LANGE" maker's badge, marking its authenticity and heritage. It comes with a period hard shell case, showing some wear but with a distinctive purple lining. In Very Good to Excellent Condition (VG-EC) and on consignment.
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More Details

The following specs were provided by our repair and appraisal teams. 
For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880 

  • SN 011243 
  • c.1920
  •  VG-EC
  •  Natural semi-gloss finish 
  • 2-piece maple neck with 5-piece center strip 
  • Carved heel 
  • U-shaped neck profile 
  • 4-piece overlay and underlay on headstock 
  • 17-fret pearwood fingerboard with fancy pearl inlays 
  • Fingerboard indentations on first 7 frets 
  • Headstock features floral inlays and "ORPHEUM / No2" logo 
  • ~5/8" birdseye maple rim 
  • Maple rim cap with rope marquetry 
  • ~12" skin head recently installed by our shop 
  • 24 brackets, 2 level, grooved tension hoop
  •  Elite tailpiece 
  • Archtop tone ring 
  • Makers plaque on rim reads "ORPHEUM / Made by / RETTBERG & LANGE. / NEW YORK." 
  • "PATENTED / 724833" stamped into rim 
  • Small shim in neck heel 
  • 1-3/16" nut, ~21" scale 
  • Set up for tenor tuning C G D A 
  • Non-original pickguard installed 
  • Built by William L. Lange in the U.S.A. 
  • With  rough period HSC (purple lining) 
  • On consignment
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