~11-5/8'' rim, ~27-5/8'' scale, white holly neck with fancy inlays in headstock and fretboard, fancy carved heel, large abalone fleur-de-lis on back of headstock, ebony fretboard with multiple underlays, 4-layer backstrapping, mechanical friction tuners with pearl buttons, 24 brackets, fancy purflings on inside and outside of rim, 21/32'' rim with Orpheum tone ring, rim stamped ''PATENTED 724833'' and celluloid tag says ''Made by / RETTBERG & LANGE / NEW YORK CITY,'' celluloid tag on dowel stick says ''ORPHEUM,'' and the number ''3'' is stamped on the dowel stick and inside the rim, a very early Orpheum (as indicated by the tags on the rim and dowel), No Knot tailpiece, no armrest, currently strung with nylon strings, with Hrptone HSC, VG-EC except needs some work (heat press neck to straighten, dress frets, maybe reset dowel stick, etc. - sold AS-IS) (SN:1735 (1/2)) Item ID 60U-2766. 18 photos at

Year Condition
1905 <Unknown>


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