1913 Vega Tu-Ba-Phone Tenor(11 13/16) with Vintage Case
First appearing in 1909, Vega Tu-ba-Phone banjos, featured a square-sectioned perforated metal tube that was designed as an improvement on the popular Little wonder skirted tone ring . This Tu-ba-Phone design tone ring provided greater volume and tone and is still still highly sought after by many of today's banjo players. Because of its qualities the Vega Style M banjo often undergoes a conversion to 5-string instrument But this 4-string 17 fret tenor has not been converted and is in amazing condition, demonstrated by the accompanying pictures ,others upon request for an instrument approaching 104 years of age! This is an incredible playing vintage instrument with a very attractive inlay pattern that has kept its voice for over a century. I will entertain any reasonanle offer.
Tubaphone Tone ring
Rare inlay pattern found on early Tubaphones
Maple rim with bracket band
30 hook and nut notched tension hoop
11 13/16 Roger's head
3-piece laminate flamed maple neck, appears to have been refinished at some point
Ivoroid bound 17 fret ebony fingerboard , repairs to binding on base side @ frets 12 & 15
Nut width: 1-1/8"
Original friction type tuners
vintage Vega resonator and attaching hardware
Vintage hard shell case
$1125 plus $50 shipping
United States, Citrus Heights, CA, 95610
Returns accepted. Buyer must contact seller within 2 days to arrange return. Refund will be given as Money Back. Buyer pays return shipping.
Condition of Item(s):
Used - Very Good Condition
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