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For my Converse project, two Orchestra 2 banjos from circa 1890-94.
Serial Numbers: Fretted: 8917. Fretless: 10700.
Differences: The Fretless is a little lighter, and has a badge saying "Champion" on the back, yet has a 12" rim. The neck of the fretted model seems a little thicker/heavier, and has a carved heel, whereas the fretless heel is plain.
The fretless will be kept for a while at A tuning, but the fretted will be higher, currently a tone higher, not quite reaching C.
String lengths: Fretted 27 3/4" Fretless 27 1/2"
Pot sizes: Fretted 12 3/8 Fretless 12"
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