Vega Little Wonder Banjo-Mandolin (1914)

$550
sku: 90U-206528
A cool instrument from the early 20th century, this Vega Fairbanks Little Wonder banjo mandolin has a tortoise plastic-bound maple rim and 2-piece maple neck. The headstock features a pearwood overlay and 4-on-a-plate tuners with ivoroid buttons. A slightly newer hardshell case (a bit oversized) is included. This instrument is in very good-plus condition.   More Details...

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  • SN 30705 (stamped on rim and dowel stick)
  • 1914
  • VGC+
  • Satin natural finish
  • Tortoise plastic-bound maple rim
  • 28 brackets (a few replaced hooks and nuts)
  • Brass hoop tone ring
  • ~10-1/8" Fiberskyn head
  • 2-piece maple neck
  • Ivoroid-bound 19-fret flat ebony fingerboard
  • “D” neck profile 
  • Dark stained pearwood headstock overlay
  • 1-1/8" nut
  • ~14" scale
  • 4-on-a-plate tuners with ivoroid buttons
  • Slightly newer HSC (a bit oversize) (blue lining)
  • Dowel stick hot stamped “FAIRBANKS BANJO / MADE BY / THE VEGA COMPANY / BOSTON, MASS” and “LITTLE WONDER”
  • Pearl dot inlays
  • Tailpiece cover missing