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For Sale: PRICE LOWERED AGAIN! - Vega Open back 5 string

Posted By: GStump (+108) | Rate Member
 Member 10+ Years  Returns allowed with money back refund

$1,299 USD

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ATTN - PRICE REDUCTION! (of 200 bucks) After some research and suggestions from other hangout members, the price has been lowered. (I am not educated on these old vega banjos!) For sale - A Vega Open back banjo. I am still researching this particular instrument and any advice or suggestions as to the accuracy of my description will be appreciated. Selling this for a friend. I am of the belief this banjo was originally a tenor or plectrum, but won't swear to it. The info and ser number on the dowel stick indicates vega banjo style M, and a ser number of 62243. I think this places the production date in the mid to late 20's? The neck does appear to be an original vega 5 string neck, although I suspect from a bit later time period. It originally had two tab grover tuners on it, the screw holes are visible but have been plugged and/or repaired and refinished. It now has modern tuners. The pot size is approx 11 15/16". Has a Remo head, grover bridge (old style with bone inserts) and an original vintage no knot type tailpiece. It does come with a case of course; not sure of the time period of the case but it is a sturdy "chip board" type case which fits the banjo well. I am of the opinion the case is from the late 40's or perhaps into the 50's. The banjo is in extremely nice condition. The gentleman who owned it had several nice banjos and it is quite apparent he took very good care of his instruments. Pictures going up shortly. I also welcome any thought about what a fair price is, in case I'm way off base.


United States, Monterey, VA, 24465


to be paid by buyer.

Payment Methods:

Check/Money Order, Cash (in person), Paypal

Payment Option Notes:

all common methods of payment are fine. Check, money order, cash, paypal (buyer to pay fees), wire transfer.

Return Policy:

Returns accepted. Buyer must contact seller within 2 days to arrange return. Refund will be given as Money Back. Buyer pays return shipping.

Additional return policy details: refund made once banjo is received back in same condition.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Excellent Condition




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will be glad to answer any questions as well as possible. if additional pics or info is needed, fire me off an email thru the hangout, or call Home 540 474-2009, or on my cell at 540 908-9418, and texting on the cell is alright also.

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