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For Sale: Deering Vega #2 Tubaphone

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Posted By: Ragtimejoe (+78) | Rate Member
 Member 10+ Years  Verified Seller  Returns allowed with money back refund

$2,000 USD

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Manufactured 11/1999 with scale length of 26.25” and factory scoop. per Deering customer service. The current models are 27” scale and over $4500.

Purchased from Dan Levinson. Here’s a link to Dan playing this banjo:

Dan Levinson & Suzanne Thomas play the 8th of January - YouTube

This banjo is in very good shape. The frets show a little wear, but the intonation is spot on. I didn’t feel there was any need to dress the frets currently. The tuners are original.

The banjo is currently set up with a Deering skin tone head. It’s a surprisingly expensive head that is something of a cross between a renaissance head and a Fiberskin head. It tones down the banjo nicely. It also has one of the Deering 5/8” Smile bridges in crowe spacing.

Also included is the skin head that Dan had on the banjo for many years, and can be seen in the video.

The case is an Ameritage custom case. I called Ameritage with the serial number on the case and was told it would be a gold level case today. These are high end cases and quite expensive, well over $400. The exterior is in very good condition and perfect functional condition.

The only reasons I am selling is twofold: 1. The nut width is 1.25, which is standard, but I prefer a bit wider nut and 2. The pot is 11”. I thought I would like the smaller pot but realized there is a reason I’ve been playing 12” pot banjos for the past 30 years.

If you are seriously interested, please contact me and we can arrange a in hand description of the banjo and case.

For the reasons listed above I’m willing to let this banjo go for significantly less than I have in it to get one that is more in line with what I want – call this an experiment that didn’t work out for me.

Need to sell in order to purchase another banjo I have my eye on.

Trades considered if I don't have to travel over 50 miles each way to try out banjo in person.

Price is $75 less if picked up in person.

Thank you for taking the time to check out my ad.


United States, Maryville, TN, 37801


Fed Ex ground shipping included to contiguous US

Payment Methods:

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

Payment Option Notes:

Checks may take up to 2 weeks to clear before shipment depending on the bank. The same with some money orders.

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: If your return the banjo you pay shipping both ways. Banjo must be returned in same box and packing material as received as well as the same condition for refund of purchase price, less shipping. If return, it must be insured with pictures taken during the packing process and the buyer bears the risk of loss when you ship the banjo. In the event of shipping damage in either direction, both parties agree to cooperate in pursuing any insurance claim.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Very Good Condition



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