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Tubaphone ???

Posted by Bill Baer on Monday, August 15, 2011

I own a  Vega Tubaphone made in the late 20's. Yes it has a "modern" neck on it.

To  me this is the "Holy Grail" of open back banjos. I have played newer brands but nothing

else comes close in comparison. The sound is just where I want it. Anybody got an opinion as

to what I could replace it with if it is ever lost or stolen.



4 comments on “Tubaphone ???”

mainejohn Says:
Monday, August 15, 2011 @11:41:53 AM

The same thing, as there are plenty of 20's Vega tubbies and Whyte Laydies around with "modern" necks that come up for sale in the BHO classifieds.

Couchie Says:
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @2:19:58 PM

I love tubaphone tonerings. Vegas rule!

VancePants Says:
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 @6:38:44 AM

HOPE yer right Bill... i ordered a custom from Colin Vance: maple with a tubaphone ring! She should be finished in a week er two... can't wait!

Bill Baer Says:
Friday, October 5, 2012 @9:56:49 AM

Kenelk, did you get the banjo yet and if you did How is it ???

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