1921 Orpheum No.2 Ruttberg and Lange banjo.Serial number 14151.
Beautiful 12 1/4 inches in diameter hard maple 5/8 of an inch thick rim with a one piece maple cap and a very nice cap binding. The pot assembly is all original with large close end ball hook nuts. The bracket shoes and bolts, the tension hoop and the tone ring still have the original plating is very good condition. The nickel plated hooks are new. The wood rim has been cleaned and lightly refinished with tru-oil.
The 24 5/8 inches scale ebony fingerboard and headstock veneer are mounted on a hard rock north America sugar maplewood neck laminated with ebony, maple and bloodwood.
A double action truss rod is installed in the neck to prevent neck bow or twist. The hand cut MOP inlays have the same patterns as the original tenor neck.
The set up includes a calfskin, a 5/8 moon bridge, a Presto or Kerschner tailpiece (at your choice), Gotoh tuners, medium gauge strings, bone nut,nickel / silver frets.
Neck dimensions are 1 5/16 inch width at the nut and 1 15/16 inch at the last fret. the thickness of the total neck is 7/8 inch from first to sixteen fret. Strings action is set at 2,2 mm at the last fret.
The banjo can be tunes in open G and in the key of A without capoing the neck. The sound is rich and deep in open G tuning, clean with a lot of voice when tuned in the key of A.
A Superior hard shell bump case is included.
5 days shipping with Canada Post and USPS is included for United states of America and Canada.
Plated Second Life Banjo No. 1252-4 and ready for another century of music.