Vega Fairbanks Tubaphone No.3 (1910)

$2,450
sku: 60U-204751
A nice openback banjo from the early 20th century, this Vega Fairbanks Tubaphone No. 3 has a two piece mahogany neck with a carved heel and dark center strip, and ivoroid-bound 22-fret ebony fingerboard with engraved scroll. It has a Tubaphone tone ring, bracket band with 28 brackets, cammed No Knot tailpiece, and tortoise plastic-bound rim. Other features include a pearwood headstock overlay with engraved flowerpot inlay, and mechanical friction tuners with ivoroid buttons. Period hardshell case included. This instrument is sold AS-IS (glue crack in neck, where neck meets peghead, dowel stick reset, dress frets, etc.), otherwise it is in   More Details...

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  • Two piece mahogany neck with carved heel and dark center strip
  • Ivoroid-bound 22-fret ebony fingerboard with engraved scroll
  • Pearl dot and star inlays
  • 10-15/16" skin head 
  • 1-1/4" nut
  • ~27-1/4" scale
  • Tortoise plastic-bound rim
  • Tubaphone tone ring
  • Bracket band with 28 brackets
  • Cammed No Knot tailpiece
  • Pearwood headstock overlay with fancy, engraved flowerpot inlay
  • Mechanical friction tuners with ivoroid buttons
  • With period HSC (green lining)
  • VGC except needs work (glue crack in neck, where neck meets peghead, dowel stick reset, dress frets, etc. - sold AS-IS