|Pricing||$1999.99 CDN with case. SOLD|
|Neck||Mahogany neck with unbound rosewood fingerboard, four pearl dot markers, rosewood peghead overlay and pearl logo. Pronounced V-profile. Neck is built of two pieces of mahogany with a center rosewood stiffener.|
|Frets||14 original bar frets to the body, very little wear.|
|Body||Mahogany back and sides, X-braced spruce top. Binding around top and back.|
|Finish||Clear lacquer finish throughout.|
|Hardware/electronics||3-per side nickel-pated strip tuners with white buttons, bakelite pickguard, nickel-plated tailpiece. Bone nut, and bridge is rosewood with bone saddle.|
|Playability/Action||This guitar is strung with light strings and plays well. It predates the introduction of adjustable truss rods, so the neck is a bit thicker, yet not too big.|
|Comments||Round-hole archtops like the Orpheum No.3 appeared during the 20’s and by the mid 1930’s had been almost completely replaced by F-hole archtops or round-hole flat-tops. A round-hole archtop makes an appearance in the Marx Brothers film Duck Soup, used by Groucho in a canoe for a variety of purposes.
This example also has original bar frets; fretwire changed not much later to the modern tang-and-bead design still in use.
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