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by Dwayneair
(2 posts)
6 months ago

Orpheum Deluxe SN# 69xx

I am trying to determine the actual maker of this Tenor and through different forums I have come up with two possibilities'. R&C or Malerne.

There are two versions of this horn out there mine with the <|> type body/bell brace and one with a J style brace.  Also mine has the Pinky table with the G# wider on my wrist side and the other model has it wider towards the Bell (like the Conn). Both seem to have the teardrop style right hand low C Lever.

One previous forum stated that they contacted Claudio Zolla at Rampone and he said that

"Yes, it is a stencil made by our company around 1965. R&C"

But the pictures associated with that post are no longer available to compare.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated and Thanks

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  1. by GFC
    (341 posts)

    6 months ago

    Re: Orpheum Deluxe SN# 69xx

    Does it have "France" or "Italy" stamped anywhere?

    To be perfectly honest, I don't think there's enough riding on your question to make it worth your worry.  That group of minor league manufacturers making Malerne-type stencils copied each other, bought parts from each other..... whatever.  None of them are particularly sought-after.  But if the horn you've got works for you, that's all that matters.

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