Vega Fairbanks Number 7
You are looking at a 1928 Vega Fairbanks No. 7, serial number 72849, 5 string banjo. The hardware includes a new arnrest and tailpiece.
This is a beautiful sounding banjo reminiscent of the banjo sound of the 1920 and thirties. The Whyte Laydie tone ring is heavy and delivers a classic crisp Vega sound great for frailing, clawhamer, and finger picking styles. I have owned this banjo since 1985, purchases in Mission Viejo CA. The frets were leveled, crowned and dresses at McCabes in Santa Monica in 2015. There is plenty of playing time for even the most dedicated players.
This is a beautiful sounding and beautiful looking banjo. However I do not claim that it is a 1909 Fairbanks in pristeen collector condition. It’s history is lost, except for the pot serial number. The ebony fretboard and inlays look vintage, but the neck does not have a carved heal, nor a matching dowel stick with serial number.
1928 Vega Fairbanks No. 7 Specifications
• Neck Five-string, Figured maple Construction. Two laminations of maple with .030” black center stripe. Lamination under the fingerboard .030” black fiberboard.
• Scale 22 frets. 26.25”
• Volute- No
• Peghead Shape Vega, width at nut 1.3”
• Heel Shape Vega Heel cut for Whyte Laydie rim
• Rim/Neck Connection 11 inch Whyte Laydie.
• Fingerboard Ebony with Ivroid binding, side dots black plastic
• Fingerboard Inlay No. 7
• Peghead inlay Fern Style
• Peghead overlay Ebony as with Heel cap
• Spikes At frets 7 and 9
• Finish Lacquer, amber.
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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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