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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 06295
  • c.1918
  • EC-
  • Original natural finish
  • 2-piece white holly neck with fancy carved heel
  • Headstock overlay reads "ORPHEUM / No3 / SPECIAL"
  • Fancy floral inlays on headstock in addition to logo
  • Brass mechanical friction tuners with pearl buttons
  • ~9/16" rim with fancy wood purflings
  • Rim stamped "PATENTED / 784.833"
  • Red banner "ORPHEUM / Made By / RETTBERG & LANGE. / NEW YORK." tag on rim
  • Dowel stick has ebony purfling lines and is stamped "06295"
  • Rim cap features rope pattern purfling
  • Fancy inlay on heel cap
  • 22-fret pearwood fingerboard with fancy abalone floral inlays (extends over head)
  • ~12-1/4" Remo frosted top head (might benefit from a new head)
  • Orpheum tone ring
  • Grooved tension hoop, 24 brackets, No Knot Elite tailpiece
  • 1-3/16" nut, ~27-7/8" scale
  • With period HSC (green corduroy lining)
  • On consignment

Orpheum No. 3 Special (c.1918)

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SKU: 60U-208993

Regular price
$3,500.00 USD
Regular price
Sale price
$3,500.00 USD
A rare, top-of-the-line Orpheum 5-stringer, this No. 3 Special has a two-piece white holly neck and fancy carved heel, and headstock overlay with pearl floral inlays reading "ORPHEUM / No 3 / SPECIAL", and large fleur-de-lis inlay on the back of the headstock. The headstock also features a 3-layer overlay and underlay which matches the neck center strip, under fingerboard and heel. This instrument has a 22-fret pearwood fingerboard with abalone floral inlays. A period hardshell case is included. This instrument is in excellent-minus condition.
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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 06295
  • c.1918
  • EC-
  • Original natural finish
  • 2-piece white holly neck with fancy carved heel
  • Headstock overlay reads "ORPHEUM / No3 / SPECIAL"
  • Fancy floral inlays on headstock in addition to logo
  • Brass mechanical friction tuners with pearl buttons
  • ~9/16" rim with fancy wood purflings
  • Rim stamped "PATENTED / 784.833"
  • Red banner "ORPHEUM / Made By / RETTBERG & LANGE. / NEW YORK." tag on rim
  • Dowel stick has ebony purfling lines and is stamped "06295"
  • Rim cap features rope pattern purfling
  • Fancy inlay on heel cap
  • 22-fret pearwood fingerboard with fancy abalone floral inlays (extends over head)
  • ~12-1/4" Remo frosted top head (might benefit from a new head)
  • Orpheum tone ring
  • Grooved tension hoop, 24 brackets, No Knot Elite tailpiece
  • 1-3/16" nut, ~27-7/8" scale
  • With period HSC (green corduroy lining)
  • On consignment