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For Sale: 1923 Vega Tubaphone Six String Guitar Banjo

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Hereís an elusive and desirable instrument from Vegaís most prolific year,1923. This Vega Tubaphone has an 11-3/4Ē rim and a maple neck. The ebony fingerboard has a 25-3/16Ē scale length.

A few minor things are not original. It has Golden Age three on a side tuners as I acquired the instrument with really bad three on a side tuners already installed. Itís had the first fret replaced. The bridge is a 1/2Ē Snuffy Smith and the armrest is a modern replacement. One hook and nut set is missing. It has a skin head but I donít believe it to be original to the instrument.

Comes in a very nice but slightly too large case from the fifties that I believe was made by Lifton.

I decided to list this instrument to feel less guilty about an electric guitar I impulsively bought, but after playing it a while just now and listening to friends play it, itís a conflicting one to let go. When doing finger style runs on the bottom strings, it sounds like a tuba. I like it a lot and if you play country blues style finger style, you will too.

Thanks for looking and feel free to reach out with any questions.




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Price: $2,450.00 USD

Shipping: 100

Posted By: Karl Smakula

United States, Nashville, TN,

Condition of Banjo:
Used - Very Good Condition

Type: Other

Brand: Vega

Ad Status: Active, #102615

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