Vega tubaphone banjo. VEGA Vintage Banjos for sale 2019-11-25

Vega #2 Tubaphone 5

Vega tubaphone banjo

Heel carving are quite nice. With nicely grained ivoroid tuner button. They show normal dark wear for an 87 year old rim. There is a signature on the back of the body on the calfskin but it is hard to read. Thanks for looking and have a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

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1929 Vega Banjo Tubaphone No. 3

Vega tubaphone banjo

If its less I will happily refund the difference. Q: At what point did Vega go from ball end to open end bracket nuts? Do not purchase if you live outside the United States. I am a three finger picking style player and at the two plus year mark of playing. The combination of tone ring and pot size only amplifies the big, full sound. During 1880-1890 Fairbanks joined with William A. But has a couple of very small spots on the velvet plush at the inside bottom edge that have come loose but can be easily glued.

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1922 Vega Style M Tubaphone 5

Vega tubaphone banjo

I have used this banjo mainly for claw hammer style playing so that is not a problem for me. We do not have any case for this banjo. The head needs to be replaced as well. Please contact me with any questions. If you'd like to talk about this one in greater detail, give Frank a call at the shop: 650-493-2131. Four Gotoh main tuners, with Schaller 5th.

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VEGA Vintage Banjos for sale

Vega tubaphone banjo

The head was replaced about 5 years ago and the banjo was never used after that. Up for sale is a nice Vega Tubaphone 3 5 string banjo from 1926. They are being stored in my smoke-free and kids-free living room. I can tell you that it is one of the finest examples of this type of work that you are likely to see. A nice Vega Tubaphone plectrum with newish frets, geared tuners, and fully functional.

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Bernunzio Uptown Music

Vega tubaphone banjo

Conversion to 5-string by unknown neck maker. The rim and hooks are in nice shape. While other makers offered fancy instruments, Vega specialized in elegant mother-of-pearl inlay with engraved floral motifs and delicately carved neck heels. Condition: The banjo is in great shape. Rim brackets and shoes: All rim brackets and shoes are vintage. Currently fitted with steel strings, this banjo is also an outstanding candidate for nylon stringing in the classical tradition. Many countries place taxes or duties on these items! RcmdId ViewItemDescV4,RlogId p4%60bo7%60jtb9%3Fvo%7B%3Dd70f%2B%3E336-13fb278771d-0x104- Original Vega banjo rim.

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1926 Vega/Bart Reiter Banjo Tubaphone No. 3

Vega tubaphone banjo

I know the ferrule has been repaired because when I got it many years ago I did the work on it myself. Q: Which flanges came first on Vega banjos, was it the 4 piece or the 28 piece? The solid brass bracket band is hand fitted to the violin grade three-ply rim. Powered by The free listing tool. B and C are considered large pot. They split in 1890 and Fairbanks stayed at the 187 Tremont Street address where they had moved, and advertised his new company as Fairbanks restarted the numbering at about 1, as did. There is a flowery engraved silver plate on the back of the head. This Vega 2 has been customized with a scooped fingerboard and renaissance head.

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Vega #2 Tubaphone 5

Vega tubaphone banjo

. Although I have no clue who made the neck. For sale from my collection of vintage and pre-war banjo parts. . If you are interested in this item but cannot pay within 48 hours, please contact me before purchasing. A few scratches but solid and nice. Just some tarnish on the hardware - but nothing that can't be buffed out.

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Used Vega #2 Tubaphone 5

Vega tubaphone banjo

The number is in the high 26000s for 1910. Some minor traces are still visible in the inside. Here is a nifty banjo that can help to date Vegas. The story of how Greg Deering came to own the 200-year-old Vega trademark is one of childhood dreams and an unmissable opportunity. The labels show the contents the Vega Woodsongs Campfire Long Neck Bajo and I attempted to photograph one of the shipping labels from Deering which shows the banjo was shipped from the factory in November 2012.

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Vega® Banjos

Vega tubaphone banjo

There is almost no fret wear and no scratches or dings to note. The tubaphone tone ring is one of the most sought after tone rings in banjo history for its clarity and warmth. Please remember to leave us Positive Feedback and 5 Stars on the eBay rating scale. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items. It has the flowerpot headstock inlay and plays and sounds great. The eBay shipping estimates, although well intentioned, are way off.

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Used Vega #2 Tubaphone 5

Vega tubaphone banjo

The case shows some wear but is in very nice shape! This Vega Tubaphone was sent to me as a complete Vegaphone with a beautiful original tenor neck. I am an empty-nester and am eager to downsize and minimize! It creates a loud, crisp and sweet tone that was considered very modern for the early 20 th century. Please contact us before leaving feedback. The weight with the case is approximately 12 lbs. The dimensions of the neck are quite similar to the early Vega banjos — full, yet fast and comfortable. A generic hard shell case is included. The service was great I received a fair trade for a banjo as part of the purchase, and very happy with the setup, shipping and personal service.

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