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    Default Orpheun mandolin, model number and year

    I was handed an old Mandolin in fair condition with Orpheum on the headstock. Pick Guard is missing. looking for model number and age of instrument. Thanks Everyone!

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    Default Re: Orpheun mandolin, model number and year

    A picture would help
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    Default Re: Orpheun mandolin, model number and year

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill McCall View Post
    A picture would help
    It would, in fact, be a necessity. "Orpheum" was a brand used on a wide variety of instruments from different manufacturers. We've seen Kay, Harmony, and Strad-O-Lin instruments with that label. Orpheum banjos were made by Rettburg & Lange around the turn of the 20th century. After WWII it was used on a variety of arch-top guitars, made by Chicago manufacturers in the low-to-mid-price range.

    We'd need to see the instrument you were handed.
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