Vega Vegaphone Professional Tenor Banjo (1926)

$750 $950
sku: 80U-198056
An intriguing instrument from the early 20th century, this Vega Vegaphone Professional Tenor Banjo has a two-piece maple neck and a maple pie section resonator with tortoise plastic binding. The ebony fingerboard has scroll, star, and dot inlays. Other features include a Tubaphone tone ring, an engraved Grover Presto tailpiece, and a bracket band with 28 hooks and individual flanges. Nice replacement tuners have been installed. This banjo needs some work (sold AS-IS, see Details section below), and it would make a nice 5-string conversion banjo. This instrument is in very good+ condition.   More Details...

  • Two-piece maple neck 
  • Maple pie section resonator (tortoise plastic bound on edges)
  • Ivoroid-bound 19-fret ebony fingerboard
  • Scroll, star, and dot pearl inlays
  • Headstock overlay features torch inlay and "Vega" logo
  • 10-15/16" head
  • ~23-1/8" scale
  • 1-1/8" nut
  • Tubaphone tone ring
  • Bracket band with 28 hooks (individual flanges)
  • Engraved Grover Presto tailpiece
  • Nice replacement tuners,
  • Beat original hardshell case (green lining)
  • VGC+ except could use some work (very slight bow in neck, repair small area of center seam in neck, might benefit from a dowel stick reset — plays okay with 1/2" bridge, restring and setup, etc. - sold AS-IS)
  • SN: 69638