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SOLD For Sale: SOLD: Vega Tubaphone Tenor,1913,

Posted By: jacktraylor (+22) | Rate Member
 Member 10+ Years  Returns allowed with money back refund

$1,125 USD

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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

Pearl inlays

Nut width: 1-1/8"

Scale: 21-3/8"

Original friction type tuners

NoKnot tailpiece

vintage Vega resonator and attaching hardware

Vintage hard shell case

$1125 plus $50 shipping


United States, Citrus Heights, CA, 95610

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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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