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Vega Short Neck Banjo 10" Tubaphone Pot (c.1924)

   
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Specifications

Scale Length: 19.75"
Nut Width: 1-3/16"
Neck Wood: Curly Maple
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Peghead Overlay: Ebony
Peghead Inlay: MOP
Fret Markers:  MOP
Nut Material: Bone
Spikes: 7th and 9th
Tuners: Planetary w/ Ivoroid Buttons
Rim Size: 10"
Rim Wood: Maple
Tonering: Tubaphone Tone Ring
Brackets: 28
Tailpiece: Presto Tailpiece
Head: Calf Skin
Case: Period Correct Hard Shell Case

Description

Size isn't everything when it comes to this little Vega Style M Tubaphone banjo. This is a nice blend of old and new- the 10" pot is from c.1924 with original brackets, tension hoop, and Tubaphone tone ring with a newer presto style tailpiece and an expertly made replica neck by the folks at Intermountain Guitar and Banjo company out of Salt Lake City Utah. This is played in open C tuning and has a great setup. The sound is fabulous with a surprising (for the size) amount of volume, punch, and articulation. It has railroad spikes installed on the 7th and 9th frets on the 5th string, and comes with a vintage and period correct (albeit not original) hard shell case.