Sunday, 17 June 2012

Orpheum hollow body


I have very little to tell about this Orpheum hollow body guitar, but that since it's labelled 'made in USA', it might have been made by Kay or Harmony - these two companies have made Orpheum branded guitars before their construction switched to Europe in the 1960s (Wandré then Egmond).

Later on it went to Japan but it was used for GuyatoneFujiGen or Teisco made solid bodies. 

Bertram D

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7 comments:

  1. According to this link: http://www.rickresource.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=402939 it was made by a company called United Code, probably some time in the 1950s. The things you learn...

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  2. It's a Premier guitar, relabeled for Orpheum.

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  3. Why is the bridge totally straight? doesn't look like it's intonated properly at all... :/

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  4. I'm sorry, not the bridge, i meant the Saddle.

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  5. Actually upon closer inspection, I can kind of see the original footprint. It was at one time setup properly, but i'm guessing that's a floating bridge, and whoever restrung it last didn't know what they were doing.

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  6. Good guess at yet another nice old mystery guitar! The pick-ups look like dog-eared P-90's.

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  7. if it's made in US it should be from the 1950s but to me the design doesn't fit - and the plastic pickup covers feel like Egmond - I'm suspicious about the made in US label...

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