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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: 60's vega longneck autographed by Pete Seager

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Park - Posted - 11/28/2019:  17:40:23

My dad's longneck Vega autographed by Pete Seager has gone missing from my Sister's house in Victoria BC

If any one runs across it there is a reward.

Bill Rogers - Posted - 11/28/2019:  20:32:26

Where is the autograph?  Do you know any details about the banjo, such as dowelstick or co-rods?  model of banjo? (Vega made other longnecks than the Pete Seeger model). Any peculiarities?

Edited by - Bill Rogers on 11/28/2019 20:35:41

Park - Posted - 11/28/2019:  20:54:32

No idea but the model is from the early
60's if that matters
Both Pete Seager and Frank Hamilton
Autographed at different times on the drum? (if that's what you call it?)

Don't remember exactly but some scrolled inlay but not super elaborate

I have to be honest I hadn't seen the instrument at my sister's for several years

and she didn't even know it was missing until about 2 years ago when I asked after it

Sadly it disappeared during a nasty and lengthy divorce
Just when I wanted to take it up again

I really haven't played it since I was a kid in the 70's

Bill Rogers - Posted - 11/28/2019:  22:14:31

If the autographs are on the head (drum),it’s all to easy to remove and replace it, leaving no real clue about the banjo’s origin.

overhere - Posted - 11/29/2019:  04:13:44

no one wrote down the serial number anywhere or has photographs ?...everyone right now should write down serial numbers take pictures and put I.D. marks hidden somewhere on those important or expensive instruments.

Bob Smakula - Posted - 11/29/2019:  04:22:25

Without the serial number and pictures, there is no real hope of recovery. Thousands of Pete Seeger banjos were manufactured over the years. I personally had Pete autograph the heads of several I owned over the years, so that can not be used as a positive ID on the missing banjo.

Bob Smakula

Park - Posted - 11/29/2019:  07:03:04

But not both Pete Seager and Frank Hamilton

BanjoLink - Posted - 11/29/2019:  07:21:43


Originally posted by Park

But not both Pete Seager and Frank Hamilton

The head can easily be removed, so it doesn't matter about the signatures.  I think I would check first with your sister's ex- husband.

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