Vega Vox IV, the Cadillac of four string banjos... This is a plectrum player's dream, and possibly a collector's dream, too, if restored to mint condition.
It practically plays itself... low action, no buzzes. I would never sell this beauty, EXCEPT... I have just bought an amazing custom-made “Vox”-style banjo, and I don’t really need two of these.
This instrument is in great condition, but it has a few cosmetic problems which I've tried to clearly illustrate in my photos. I am going to put them in writing just so there is no misunderstanding.
1) There's some minor damage to the finish on the back of neck, a spot about the size of your thumbprint. I'm guessing this may have been due to the banjo being left in a hot car trunk, and then some of the warmed-up gooey finish sticking to the green velvet material of the Lifton case interior.
2) The gold plating on the corner of the armrest is worn.
3) It had only three of the original four resonator lugs when I took ownership.
4) The original Lifton hardshell case is solid, but a bit taped up at the small end... BTW, I never used this case myself, just kept it in a closet and bought a more modern case to take to gigs.
The “discussion URL” below features a recent live recording of me playing the instrument with my jazz trio...
My plan is to reduce the price every month until this either sells... or else I decide the going prices are so low that I'll just hold on to it... we'll see how that goes!
Mar 1, 2020: price reduced from $4000 to $3750
Check/Money Order, Cash (in person)
Payment Option Notes:
I am in the Niagara Falls area and will gladly meet up purchasers willing to meet me in the vicinity of Lake Ontario or Lake Erie, either Canada or US. I don't do online financial transactions. If you pay by cheque, I may need to wait up to two weeks for it to clear my bank.
Returns not accepted.
Condition of Item(s):
Used - Excellent Condition
598 Simcoe St. SS #1
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