Weymann Orchestra Style 1 Tenor Banjo (1925)
Weymann Orchestra Style 1 Model Tenor Banjo (1925), made in Philadelphia, natural varnish finish, mahogany neck, rim and resonator; rosewood fingerboard, black hard shell case. Item # 7149
The Style 1 Orchestra model was the plainest banjo in Weymann's professional "Megaphonic" line, but this is 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 extremely 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, and mounts the company's patented recessed tuning pegs and a "Keystone State" log sticker on the back. The resonator is nicely figured mahogany with binding on both edges, the rim edge is bound as well. This banjo has no metal flange around the top rim of the resonator, which is typical of the earliest Megaphonic models. 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, there is some very minor wear and tear (mostly some light dings to the resonator back and a small amount of finish rubbed of the back of the neck) but overall a lovely example. The nickle plating is still shiny and all hardware is intact. There is new felt on the resonator retaining clips and around the heel. Set up with a plastic head and new bridge, sounds and plays great as well. Excellent + Condition.
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