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For Sale: Orpheum #1 Tenor - REDUCED (expired)

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This fine old 17-fret tenor banjo is in need of some repair and restoration. The dowel stick was obviously replaced, so there is no serial number, but its hard to accurately date them anyway. Most of these banjos are ascribed to around 1915. The Orpheum tag (red letters, made by R&L) and patent are present on the inside of the rim. The rim is in fair shape, but dirty and includes most of its original hardware. However, the tailpiece is a vintage Waverly, and probably not original, and one tension nut is not original. The Jos. B. Rogers head has small holes around the top of the tone ring, and should be replaced. The shoe bracket washers inside the rim are rusted, and the rim cap on bottom needs to be re-glued. It has a vintage Grover bridge. The tone ring skirt shows a bit of greenish corrosion, but its not pitted. The original neck is not cracked or warped, but it probably needs a new fret board. The existing one has deep divots, and the frets probably need to be leveled or replaced, but all of the original Inlays are intact, but worn. It's missing a small piece (1/4") of binding on treble side, at the heel. The peg head is in pretty good shape, but missing a couple sections of inlay, and the overlay is split in a couple of places. It obviously had other tuners on it at one time which left impressions in the peg head wood on each side. It currently has Waverly friction tuners. It comes in the original case, which is pretty beat up. $375...rerduced to 350.




Price: $350.00 USD

Shipping: Exact shipping and ins. TBD upon sale

Posted By: BTuno

United States, S F Bay Area, CA

Condition of Banjo:
Used - Poor Condition

Type: 4-String

Brand: Orpheum

Ad Status: Expired, #14632

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