ORPHEUM No1 Small Banjo / Mandolin Banjo
This banjo is no longer for sale (sold on 2009-03-21)
Price : US $227.50
This is a small (23.5'' in length) eight string banjo. I believe it is also referred to as a mandolin-banjo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandolin-banjo) as it is strung like a mandolin. I am not a player and not well versed in stringed instruments. I do however sell many trumpets and cornets and can speak to the condition of this instrument. It has no damage beyond standard wear from use and that wear is not heavy. It appears to have been very well cared for and does not show heavy use or abuse. There are no dings or scrapes of any note. No cracks in the body or neck. No damage to the inlays which appear to be mother of pearl. The keys are all in very nice condition, as is the entire tuning mechanism. The head also seems to be intact with no cracks or punctures. The neck is straight and true. It has two tags attached inside the body. One reads ''ORPHEUM ... made by Rettburg & Lange, New York''. The other reads ''sold by Philips Music Store, 212 Genesee St. Rochester, N.Y.''. There is a number 8178 stamped where the neck and body meet, inside the body. Also stamped near the ORPHEUM tag is '' Patented 724833''. Please ask any questions and I will do my best to be accurate and complete in my response. Shipping weight after packing is 10 lbs. Insurance is required. Paypal only. Sold as is and as described. I may consider overseas shipping to some locations. However, any bidder from outside the continental US 48 MUST contact me before bidding. No exceptions. Thanks.
This banjo is sold (sold on 2009-03-21)
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