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    Nice banjo! Plays okay and is setup for Irish tenor. Maple neck and "pie section" resonator. Tubaphone tone ring. With period HSC (purple lining). VGC+ except could use some work (dress frets, replace fingerboard binding on treble side of neck, etc. - sold AS-IS)
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The following specs were provided by our repair and appraisal teams. For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880 
  • Nice banjo for potential 5-string conversion
  • SN 89636
  • 1929
  • VGC+ * (see below)
  • Sunburst finish on neck and resonator
  • 2-piece maple neck with dark center strip
  • Maple "pie section" resonator
  • ~1/2" maple rim
  • Rim and resonator have tortoise plastic binding
  • 19-fret ebony fingerboard
  • Pearl scroll at 1st fret, star at 5th fret, dots elsewhere
  • Headstock features "VEGA" logo and torch inlay
  • Planet tuners stamped "PAT.PEND" and have ivoroid buttons
  • 10-15/16" Remo frosted top head
  • Tubaphone tone ring, notched tension hoop
  • 28 brackets and bracket band (6 changed nuts)
  • Bracket band, 4-piece flat plate flange with triangular cutouts
  • Dowel stick stamped "VEGAPHONE" (small hole drilled thru E)
  • "GROVER PATENT" Presto tailpiece engraved "VEGAPHONE / PROFESSIONAL"
  • Engraved star on tailpiece cover also with "VEGA" in center
  • 1-1/8" nut, ~23" scale
  • Setup for Irish tenor tuning G D A E low to high
  • With period HSC (purple lining)
  • "VGC+ except could use some work (dress frets, repla(more...)

Vega Vegaphone Professional Tenor Banjo (1929)

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SKU: 80U-208454

Regular price
$1,000 USD
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Sale price
$1,000 USD
Nice banjo! Plays okay and is setup for Irish tenor. Maple neck and "pie section" resonator. Tubaphone tone ring. With period HSC (purple lining). VGC+ except could use some work (dress frets, replace fingerboard binding on treble side of neck, etc. - sold AS-IS)
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The following specs were provided by our repair and appraisal teams. For a more detailed description please call (517) 372-7880 
  • Nice banjo for potential 5-string conversion
  • SN 89636
  • 1929
  • VGC+ * (see below)
  • Sunburst finish on neck and resonator
  • 2-piece maple neck with dark center strip
  • Maple "pie section" resonator
  • ~1/2" maple rim
  • Rim and resonator have tortoise plastic binding
  • 19-fret ebony fingerboard
  • Pearl scroll at 1st fret, star at 5th fret, dots elsewhere
  • Headstock features "VEGA" logo and torch inlay
  • Planet tuners stamped "PAT.PEND" and have ivoroid buttons
  • 10-15/16" Remo frosted top head
  • Tubaphone tone ring, notched tension hoop
  • 28 brackets and bracket band (6 changed nuts)
  • Bracket band, 4-piece flat plate flange with triangular cutouts
  • Dowel stick stamped "VEGAPHONE" (small hole drilled thru E)
  • "GROVER PATENT" Presto tailpiece engraved "VEGAPHONE / PROFESSIONAL"
  • Engraved star on tailpiece cover also with "VEGA" in center
  • 1-1/8" nut, ~23" scale
  • Setup for Irish tenor tuning G D A E low to high
  • With period HSC (purple lining)
  • "VGC+ except could use some work (dress frets, repla(more...)