Orpheum No.3 (Rettberg & Lange, New York):.. £ 1,400.00

C.1912, 11” rim, 27” scale, mahogany neck with multi coloured wood laminations, ebony back strap with pearl fleur-de-lis inlay, finely carved heel, phd overlay with fancy pearl & ‘Orpheum No.3’ inlay, new ebony fbd with pearl dots by Dave Stacey replaces worn out original, thick wood rim with fancy marquetry & archtop tonering, original gilded patent tuners with solid pearl buttons, nickel pltd hardware, a rare offering but sadly without its original inlaid fbd, nonetheless a superb player with easy action & full rich tone EC, HC.