Retrofret Stock # 4635. Weymann Orchestra Style 1 Model Tenor Banjo, c. 1926, made in Philadelphia, serial # 39317, natural varnish finish, mahogany neck, rim and resonator; rosewood fingerboard, original black hard shell case. The Style 1 Orchestra model was the plainest of Weymann's professional line, but still a top quality banjo retailing originally at the not inconsiderable sum of $160.00. It features the company's patented megaphonic rim with the hooks running through it, the most elegant of all 1920's banjo designs. Like all Weymann banjos, this is an extrtemely finely-made instrument with the company's customary attention to detail evident. The neck is two-piece laminated mahogany shaded dark with the bound ebony fingerboard inlaid with fancy shaped pearl pieces. The headstock overlay carries a "Weymann" logo of inlaid pearl letters with an elaborate floral design. The resonator is nicely figured mahogany with binding on both edges, the rim edge is bound as well. This banjo has the initially optional decorative flange around the top rim of the resonator, a very attractive addition. There is a natural rosewood armrest mounted to the hoop, another stylish unique Weymann feature. Overall this is a great sounding and very classy tenor banjo in the 1920's or today!Overall length is 34 in. (86.4 cm.), 11 in. (27.9 cm.) diameter head, and 3 7/16 in. (8.7 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 22 in. (559 mm.). Width of nut is 1 1/8 in. (29 mm.). All original and complete, some minor wear and tear (mostly scratching to the resonator back) but overall a lovely example. Nickle plating is still shiny, no major finish marring-sounds and plays great as well. Excellent Condition.
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