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For Sale or Trade: 1922 Vega Tubaphone No. 3

Posted By: csacwp (+8) | Rate Member
 Member 7+ Years  Verified Seller

$1,800 USD

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For sale is a 1922 Tubaphone No. 3 with a 10 15/16" rim and 27" scale. I have listed this banjo as being in "Very Good" condition for a couple of reasons. The bad first: back in the 1920s, the heel was cracked. As you can see in the photos, the crack wasn't deep or complete, and the repair was very well executed and probably overkill as far as the strength of the heel is concerned. In addition to this, one piece of binding was replaced on the treble side of the fingerboard, and the piece used was not the correct thickness, so whoever did the work grafted on a sliver of ebony to account for this. The added wood is easily removed should the buyer want to replace the binding with the proper thickness. I've shown this clearly in the photos.

The good: this is one of the cleanest original 5 string Tubaphones you will see. No neck reset, excellent original frets with minimal wear, clean fingerboard with no cracks, original finish, no shrinkage or climate-related damage to speak of, original Vega armrest and cammed no-knot tailpiece, and original tuners
Super comfortable neck profile.The banjo is a fantastic player and sounds great. Newer hard case included. Note that the banjo is currently set up with a prewar Rogers calfskin head and nylon strings. I can include the Fibyrskin shown in most of the photos.


United States, Washington, DC, 20007


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Returns not accepted.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Very Good Condition




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