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Is this a decent price for a Vega Seeger model?

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May 17, 2022 - 7:18:21 AM
4241 posts since 3/28/2008

Asking for a friend. I have no $$$ interest in this matter.

reverb.com/item/53780651-vega-...-mahogany

May 17, 2022 - 7:52:47 AM

199 posts since 12/7/2007

Not sure about Vega Seeger model prices, generally speaking. But I just noticed a 1963 model at Acoustic Corner, in Black Mountain, NC for $1850, which appears to be a bargain. No idea as to its condition, and I’ve no association with the store or the banjo. But, if there’s an interest in acquiring one, it might be worth investigating.

May 17, 2022 - 7:56:44 AM

688 posts since 6/6/2007

It’ll be interesting to see what the experts say about that ad. Those Seeger models seem to be all over the map, price wise, from the low 2Ks to the upper 3Ks, not even depending on condition as much as parts, originally, etc.

Edited by - DH#52 on 05/17/2022 07:58:25

May 17, 2022 - 7:57:39 AM
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3005 posts since 4/7/2010

Ira Gitlin

I have one for sale in excellent condition from 1971. Made by Vega in Boston, but sold under the Martin Guitar Company umbrella. Price is $2,500.

Bob Smakula

Edited by - Bob Smakula on 05/17/2022 07:59:18

May 17, 2022 - 4:35:17 PM
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93 posts since 2/4/2010

Many buyers place a premium on early models with wooden dowel sticks rather than twin co-ordinator rods. Tuners varied as well so it's important not to compare " apples and oranges ". As in all transactions, condition and originality also factor into value.

May 17, 2022 - 7:56:25 PM

14785 posts since 10/30/2008

I've seen prices much higher, a few lower, BUT, this one does look very very clean.  And an original Lifton case adds value.  Probably a "fair" price, all in all.

Edited by - The Old Timer on 05/17/2022 19:57:32

May 18, 2022 - 3:01:44 AM

Bill H

USA

1916 posts since 11/7/2010

I think the condition warrants the price.

May 18, 2022 - 6:25:39 AM

4241 posts since 3/28/2008

Thanks, everyone.

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