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For Sale: Orpheum number 2 Ruttberg & Lange 1921

Posted By: Carl Arcand (+38) | Rate Member
 Member 10+ Years  Verified Seller  Players Union Member  Returns allowed with money back refund

$2,750 USD

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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 beautiful marquetry strip.
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.

Slow growth north America sugar maple wood neck laminated with ebony, maple and bloodwood.
24 1/2 inches scale ebony fingerboard with curly maple top purfling. Ebony headstock veneer. Neck is 1 5/16 inch wide at the nut and 1 15/16 inch at the last fret.
A double action truss rod is installed in the neck to adjust relief.
Hand cut mother of pearl inlays reproduction of the original ones.
Natural calfskin. 9/16 maple/ bony bridge. Kerschner tailpiece. Gotoh tuners.
Medium gauge steel strings. Bone nut.

The sound is rich and deep in open G tuning, clean with a lot of voice when tuned in the key of A. Low action and comfortable neck.
Plated Second Life Banjo / Carl Arcand No. 1252-4 and ready for another century of music.


Canada, PQ


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Returns accepted. Buyer must contact seller within 2 days to arrange return. Refund will be given as Money Back. Buyer pays return shipping.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Excellent Condition




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