A player's instrument full of vintage tones. Body has been refinished by one of it's former owners--It does not appear to be professional, but it looks pretty cool from the audience. Volume and tone knobs and switch all function well.
Action is high. It's great for slide. The first five frets are easy to finger, but it's pretty high as you go up the neck. The neck is straight. In order to lower the action, the neck will need to be reset.
Original pickguard has cracked and split by the pickup selector switch. Th screws hold both sections of the pickguard in place well. The volume knob has been replaced with what looks to be the knob from a vintage tv or radio. It looks cool and does the job.
Tuners turn and hold well. The nut does its job and strings don't snag on it. The binding on the headstock sticks out a bit at the corner where it meets the binding on the low E side of the fretboard. It does not stick out far enough to effect playing.
The pickups are low output, but very sweet. Tones are what you would expect from a guitar that a bluesman would play in the 50's.
All in all, a cool and rare instrument. I've never seen an Orpheum model anywhere. I know Kay made these under many brand names.
Come check it out at the shop. Our address is 428 S Washington St
Marion, IN 46953. Directions and more info can be found at https://playersgearmusic.com/pages/contact-find-us