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robbyukulele
08-12-2012, 02:27 PM
I am looking to ind out any info on my Orpheum Baritone uke: Compared to what I find when searching online, my uke has a very unique nameplate on the head stock. ( see pic attached) : Other than the nameplate , my uke looks exactly like the one in the pics online i found here> http://entertainment.webshots.com/album/577126327ozpgKQ

My Uke has an amazing sound,-- I am more a guitar player, but i have learned my way around its fretboard -- and is definitely high quality. I am wonder if any one out there knows any info on the uke. Was it a limited edition? 41542

Neno Tong
09-17-2012, 03:10 PM
I have the exact same ukulele as pictured in you pic Robby....
It is the first one I have seen except for mine....

NT

BlackBearUkes
09-17-2012, 03:24 PM
These ukes were probably made in the USA by a major builder, most likely the Chicago area. I have seen many Orpheum banjos and a few guitars. The quality is about the same as the Harmony brand in the same era, so I would not classify it a high quality. If yours play OK, that's good, most of the older ukes are in poor conidition.

Neno Tong
09-18-2012, 06:57 PM
These ukes were probably made in the USA by a major builder, most likely the Chicago area. I have seen many Orpheum banjos and a few guitars. The quality is about the same as the Harmony brand in the same era, so I would not classify it a high quality. If yours play OK, that's good, most of the older ukes are in poor conidition.

Although mine is in exceptional condition unlike many of the older ukuleles....and sound very good ....:)

mm stan
09-18-2012, 08:04 PM
Orpheum


Circa 1940's-50's. Has "Orpheum" embossed on headstock. Early Orpheum instruments were made in the U.S, (some by the Kay company, while later instruments were made overseas

http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/msg/3228621599.html

robbyukulele
09-19-2012, 04:13 AM
Thank you guys for the input! But still my head-stock nameplate is very unique ( please check the pic in my 1st post), and quite different than the other Orpheum Baritone ukes cited here. And because of the headstock, I am guessing there is something more about my uke we have yet to uncover.

Patrick Madsen
09-19-2012, 05:11 AM
You may want to ask Chuck over at the Flea Market Music site under the Collectors uke Yak forum.

Neno Tong
11-15-2012, 04:51 PM
Thank you guys for the input! But still my head-stock nameplate is very unique ( please check the pic in my 1st post), and quite different than the other Orpheum Baritone ukes cited here. And because of the headstock, I am guessing there is something more about my uke we have yet to uncover.


I have the exact same ukulele as pictured in you pic Robby.... exact means the same plate on the headstock my friend...:)