This 17-fret Orpheum No. 3 is one of the neatest little tenor banjos we've seen in quite a while. It has a mahogany neck, a dyed maple or boxwood fretboard and all the inlay you could possibly want. Its original finish is in excellent condition and the frets show just a hint of wear. Believe it or not, mixing gold-plated tuners with nickel-plated metal parts on the shell was not all that unusual so we’re pretty sure the Waverly friction pegs are original. It has nice colorful veneers in the neck and a great pearl inlay design on the headstock framed by the heavy celluloid binding. We were pleased to see from the badge inside the shell that this banjo was originally sold by Sherman & Clay, a local chain of music stores so we’re pretty sure that this banjo has spent its life in our mild climate. Include the original hardshell case which is in equally clean condition.