Vega Banjo

Martin later sold the company to a Japanese company in the 1970s. Thanks for helping to place the date. 3 sets Martin Vega Banjo Strings Tenor Nickelwound 9-30 4 Strings V720 new. We have no idea what banjos this case was made for. Tenor, corruption of Tango Banjos; Cole said to have perfected Mandolin-Banjo 1914-Dave Akeman "Stringbean" born. Schall of Chicago invents Tenor Banjo or 4 string banjo tuned like a mandolin. 4 Responses to “Vega Style Bracket Shoering” I love banjo and playing Christian music too. #32 Vega tenor, truss rod with tuners Nice $250. 3 grover geared tuners-cream buttonsmodern geared 5th peg with matching vintage button. The company was founded and is operated by Steve Gill, a banjo player since 1967. Vega Senator 5-String Banjo. bought the Vega banjo line in May of 1970, hundreds of parts were inherited from the Needham Heights factory near Boston. 1, 5-string banjorine, S/N 25917, Circa 1909 A. Martin's combined experience in instrument making, string winding, and comprehensive sound testing make Vega strings the best choice for your banjo. A nickel/. We play the banjo style that was celebrated from the late 1850s up to the 1920s and today. Banjo Resonator Antique Vega Co. 00 plus $75. Serial #A-102379 -Yellow label----- Changed from 25 fret to 23 fret. It is a nice reference catalog. According to banjo historian Stu Cohen, checking the relevant catalogs, "The Vegaphone (a Tubaphone model with the 28 piece flange and resonator) was introduced in August, 1923. 1, 5-string banjorine, S/N 25917, Circa 1909 A. If a banjo is reasonably attractive and is playable or can be made playable without a herculean effort, then it's time to figure out what a similar instrument would sell for new - that will determine the top possible value of your instrument unless you have a Gibson, Deering, Vega, or similar top-line brand. I will do my best to get answers when I can for you. Here is a very nice openback banjo based on a 1930's Vega No. Woods have a great feel. Free shipping. 1970s-80 "Vega Vox" Banjo Tailpiece Replacement "Chrome" 4-5 String Rest 1969 Vintage Vega Banjo Catalog Scruggs Pete Seeger Vox 1920 Vega Professional Sunburst Plectrum Banjo, Serial # 83668. Overall Rating: 9. All raw materials are of premium quality to assure brilliance, clarity, and longevity. Read more + 17 August 2017 By. Vega banjo strings are designed to honor one of the most respected names in banjo history for over two centuries. Fairbanks (by Vega) "Tubaphone" #3, 5-string banjo, S/N 26126, Circa 1910 Farland. This is one of those banjos and this not only has a resonator this has a full size tone ring. 1928 Epiphone Concert Recording Original 5 String Banjo 1927 B&D Silver Bell #1 Montana Special Mandolin Banjo ca. Neck is dead straight and near-mint with no wear on frets or fingerboard. Four string 1921 Li'l Wonder tenor banjo with case. bought the Vega banjo line in May of 1970, hundreds of parts were inherited from the Needham Heights factory near Boston. 99 msrp:,lowPrice:499. 1/4" Hex Wrench. Our Repair Facility -- "The Banjo Shop" 2739 Main Street. 00: Vega Vox 1 5 string. Phila, PA: Sonoro. Sale! Add to Wishlist. This is an awesome player! The style F is less common than style N or Little Wonder. For other methods on how to tune your banjo go to our Banjo Tuning Methods page. is dedicated to bringing you high quality wood banjo parts for a reasonable price. If any of you have any. Used - Excellent Condition / Country: United Kingdom Last Updated 8/21/2020. The famous Vega Pie Back Resonator projects the tone of this 19 fret Vega Professional Tenor banjo. 1925 Vega Special #2 5-String Openback Banjo What a surprise it was to find this one -- and mostly original, too. With a body made from a gourd, the banjo was first reported in 1620 by the captain of a ship on the Gambia River. Read more + 17 August 2017 By. Vega Little Wonder (19 Fret) Tenor Banjo (blonde, with flange plates & piecrust resonator) William Lange ‘Langstile model 2’ (17 Fret) Tenor Banjo Lucci Style 2 Sinfonica (Rosewood) Tenor Banjo (19 Fret). Includes a banjo fret board with all of the notes marked. Boston, 15 Mass Patented USA - Answered by a verified Musical Instrument Appraiser We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website. This is one of those banjos and this not only has a resonator this has a full size tone ring. 4 String Banjo Chord Chart, Standard Tuning, C G D A, includes the major, minor and seventh chord fingerings. The mandolin-banjo is comprised of a light wood frame with a stretched skin body tightened with several brackets. We make genuine Vega Tubaphone tone rings of brass to create a beautiful quality of tone an. Some of the other markings I have found include Remo Weather King - Made in USA De Luxe - Grover Patent The back panel has a beautiful inlay wood design. 00 extra for the carved neck. All raw materials are of premium quality to assure brilliance, clarity, and longevity. The spun brass tone ring gives it a bright yet warm tone. Fairbanks (by Vega) "Senator" No. Since this is labled a Tubaphone rather than a Vegaphone, it may have never had a resonator. 01844 261477. The Vega Banjo Company is one of the oldest banjo companies in the history of the instrument. Cool early 20th Century Vega 4 string Banjo In superb original condition. Vega 1912 Banjo Catalog Author: The Vega Company Subject: Catalog of Vega banjos available in 1912 Keywords: Vega; banjo; banjos; catalog; vintage banjos; vintage Vega banjos, acousticmusic. I'm having a week off but I did manage to squeeze a couple of my own projects in during the wee hours -- including the Gibson lap steel a few posts back and this banjo. The neck is also maple with a rosewood fretboard. 00 msrp:1799. The Vega name has been part of banjo history since the late 1800's. Schall of Chicago invents Tenor Banjo or 4 string banjo tuned like a mandolin. All my items are from a smoke-free and pet-free household i only sell items i would be happy to receive myself no returns. Serial #A-102379 -Yellow label----- Changed from 25 fret to 23 fret. Vega Banjos Dobro Guitars Inventory. Martin later sold the company to a Japanese company in the 1970s. Vega Senator 5-String Banjo. Vega's company logo for over 30 years has been Rodin's Thinker. The ebony fingerboard has scroll, star, and dot inlays (some of which look like they have been replaced). The models and styles we now offer have evolved since 1960 and have been continuously refined and perfected to create the finest possible tone, playability, longevity, beauty and value. We believe innovation in design is the key to products that deliver the best performance and durability. Original Lifton HSC included. If you have a banjo that has six strings it might be a banjo guitar and that is tuned like the guitar. 3 Sets Martin V720 Vega Banjo Strings 4-String Tenor 9-30 3-Pack. This is an awesome player! The style F is less common than style N or Little Wonder. Although the article focuses on Guitar strings, it is still applicable since banjo, and guitar strings will generally have similar construction. Martin Nickel Wound Vega Banjo Strings V730 Medium - Martin Banjo Strings offer a warm, natural tone, strong mid-range response and great playability. It will also fit the Deering Goodtime banjo. 1962 Vega "Pete Seeger" model 5 string banjo. scarlet town banjo cover-Gillian Welch Tune - Duration: 1:47. The open-back tone is warm and round, and cuts through the mix without any harshness. 3 - 5 string 1925 Vega Tu-Ba-Phone Style M 4-String Tenor Banjo with Original Case $1,999. All raw materials are of premium quality to assure brilliance, clarity, and longevity. Banjo Resonator Antique Vega Co. Fitting guitar strings to a banjo does require a bit of finessing to the stringing and tuning since the gauges will differ. 1920's Vega Little Wonder Tenor 4-String Banjo w/ Original Case. Has the usual play wear for a 90 year old instrument. The famous Vega Pie Back Resonator projects the tone of this 19 fret Vega Professional Tenor banjo. Sometime around 1913 Vega started using "Style" designations in place of model names. This banjo plays like a new instrument; and, the quintessential Vox sound it produces with the Tubaphone tone-ring is fantastic. Fairbanks (by Vega) "Tubaphone" #3, 5-string banjo, S/N 26126, Circa 1910 Farland. It is a Vega Fairbanks, style N, with a Hard Shell Case. Seagull Guitars Banjo Tabs Saved Passwords Banjos Jazz Band We Remember Crown Jewels Blue Velvet Vintage Photographs. Please call the shop for all details. Deering has owned the trademark since 1989 and taken into the 21st century with the advantages of modern technology but with careful attention to the historical base producing powerful, folk and early style banjos that are as much at home in today's music as they were in years past. Serial #A-102379 -Yellow label----- Changed from 25 fret to 23 fret. This is a completely original example of one of the finest "Industry Standard" Orchestra tenor banjos from the 1920s, the Vegaphone Artist. GREAT SUSTAIN, MAPLE WITH PRE- WAR STYLE FLANGE. Click below to view the "vega v242 5-string" valuation report; including current used pricing and market data* Gather price information about this banjo and many others before you buy, sell or trade If you already have access, please Log In. 90mm to 114. Greg Deering re-created the process for making the pie back resonator of the excellent professional grade Tenor banjo. Appraisal: 1922 Vega Fairbanks Tubaphone #9 Banjo & 1924 F4 Gibson Mandolin, from New York. it was played by robert kennedy who many proclaim was the greatest tenor banjo player in the world. Get the guaranteed lowest prices on 5-String Vega Banjos instruments at Musician's Friend. For a listing of instrument models and a discussion of some of Fairbanks' and Vega's products, visit the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) article and the web sites listed at the end of this article. , serial # 72815, shaded maple finish, curly maple neck, rim and resonator, original black hard shell case. The neck shape is a slightly modified original Vega neck profile for excellent comfort and playability. Prior to 1904 The Vega Company had not made banjos. Sherman Oaks. Includes Original Hardshell Case. 00: VEGA VEGAVOX CUSTOM DELUXE FIVE STRING BANJO. The Vega name has been part of banjo history since the late 1800's. Dates; Abrams, (K?) NYC-? Acme: Phila, PA (SS Stewart, Stewart & Bauer) 1893-1901(?) Alberts, Charles F. The serial number indicates a 1915 production date. Wonderful openback banjo that is mostly all original hardware and an original 5-string neck. Thanks for helping to place the date. Vega Vegaphone Artist Model Tenor Banjo, c. News & Links. Our combined experience in instrument making, string winding, and comprehensive sound testing make Vega Strings the best choice for your banjo. Rare banjo 2700. The world's largest used banjo inventory. Martin Vega VIP 5 string Banjo MADE IN USA. Vega Dragon Star. bought the Vega banjo line in May of 1970, hundreds of parts were inherited from the Needham Heights factory near Boston. What is the year and value of my Vega banjo? Label inside says The Vega Co. Vega 1912 Banjo Catalog Author: The Vega Company Subject: Catalog of Vega banjos available in 1912 Keywords: Vega; banjo; banjos; catalog; vintage banjos; vintage Vega banjos, acousticmusic. #32 Vega tenor, truss rod with tuners Nice $250. 1 1920s Vega Style M Click on the pics for more info 1300. Includes a banjo fret board with all of the notes marked. Details: banjo, tone, vega, long, neck, tubaphone, ring, deering, hard, case. Use this free online banjo tuner to tune up your banjo. The following is a table of "Styles". it was played by robert kennedy who many proclaim was the greatest tenor banjo player in the world. Vega Company Description (Brief) This Tu-ba-phone model banjo was made by the Vega Company in Boston, Massachusetts around 1922. So it was natural that banjo companies would come calling for an endorsement. Includes a banjo fret board with all of the notes marked. A Vega Company Little Wonder mandolin-banjo with ivory detail, circa 1920-1923. 00 msrp:1799. Given the chaos and uncertainty of this particular moment in the United States, we can say, unequivocally, that this Vega Senator banjo is the only senator we can stomach listening to right now. Vega Vegaphone Artist Model Tenor Banjo, c. 1920"s Washburn Style 2. Neck is dead straight and near-mint with no wear on frets or fingerboard. I'm having a week off but I did manage to squeeze a couple of my own projects in during the wee hours -- including the Gibson lap steel a few posts back and this banjo. Vega Banjos. They offer full bodied tone, strong mid-range response and great playability. Jonathan Beyer said this on 01/28/2011 at 11:56. Make Offer - 1970's Martin Vega Banjo 5 string Banjo with Resonator MADE IN USA. Some of the other markings I have found include Remo Weather King - Made in USA De Luxe - Grover Patent The back panel has a beautiful inlay wood design. Vega's Tubaphone banjo has been praised by players as one of the finest sounding banjos for over a century. 7 Whyte Laydie Plectrum 4 String Banjo w/HSC-Very Ornate Welcome bidders. Used - Excellent Condition / Country: United Kingdom Last Updated 8/21/2020. of Boston, Massachusetts around 1965-1966. Cool early 20th Century Vega 4 string Banjo In superb original condition. Overall Rating: 9. Get the guaranteed best price on Banjo Strings like the Martin Vega Banjo V740 Monel Wound 5 Strings Medium 10 at Music123. All parts are originl except for replacement tuners that are new, gold and engraved, Grovers. Banjo 5th String Nut Material; 0813-BH: Buffalo Horn Rod, 4” Long x 4mm, Enough for 16 Nuts: $10. Any model F-V or Vega banjo with serial #s between 52669 and 52684 (a 15 number range), when the switch from "Fairbanks Banjo, Made by Vega" stamp to the "Made by Vega" stamp seems to have occurred. I It has the snug pie sectioned resonator and is in the original case. Vega Banjos. 1926, made in Boston, Mass. I mentioned how I'd love to own a Vega banjo. It will also fit the Deering Goodtime banjo. Vega banjo strings are designed to honor one of the most respected names in banjo history for over two centuries. Martin V700 Vega Banjo Strings, Light (9-20) (3-Pack) $13. What is the year and value of my Vega banjo? Label inside says The Vega Co. 1963 Vega Pete Seeger Model Banjo. Some of the other markings I have found include Remo Weather King - Made in USA De Luxe - Grover Patent The back panel has a beautiful inlay wood design. We have no idea what banjos this case was made for. Pete and his longneck represented a certain folk image, so a Pete Seeger-model Vega longneck is what Guard, Hassilev, and a generation of folk banjoists dedicated to moving forward with the folk torch, played. Woods have a great feel. The famous Vega Pie Back Resonator projects the tone of this 19 fret Vega Professional Tenor banjo. Vega-style MOP Inlays. Later Gibson banjos, from the late 1960's and 1970's are relatively easy to fake but ironically, the fakes might actually be better than an original!. Includes a banjo fret board with all of the notes marked. Make Offer - Vintage banjo, The Vega Co. The name Vega has been synonymous with fine quality-crafted banjos since 1889. Open quick view dialog for Vega Woodsongs Campfire Long Neck Banjo. Stand not included. All that is required is an instrument’s serial number. 1937 Vega Deluxe Electric Tenor Banjo Very early electric instrument Similar ornamentation to the Eddie Peabody Deluxe banjo And check out the humbucking pickup !. 90mm to 114. All pre-owned items are rated and scored. 00 21m 16s +$8. Get the guaranteed best price on Banjo Strings like the Martin Vega Banjo V740 Monel Wound 5 Strings Medium 10 at Music123. This is the Vintage 20's Vega No. Please take a look at the pics and let me know your thoughts. I just stumbled on your web site trying to find out for sure what it is. This is a 1973/1974 Vega VIP 5-string Banjo made by Martin Guitars in Nazareth, PA. Banjo Resonator Antique Vega Co. Vega Little Wonder Openback 5 String Banjo: 400015: Reserve. Used - Excellent Condition / Country: United States - State: CA Last Updated 8/12/2020. If you were to sell it, you could expect to get the fair market (private sale or auction) value of approximately 40% of the retail amount or $560. I think a 1923 and a 1925. NOS Just cool for display Please feel free to call us at (347)4-DeMont Great item by DeMont Guitars! Returns not accepted from overseas and buyer should assume item is 'as-is' please feel free to ask any and all questions prior to auction end. Tenor, corruption of Tango Banjos; Cole said to have perfected Mandolin-Banjo 1914-Dave Akeman "Stringbean" born. Maker: Vega Year: 1929 Notes: 1929 Vega Little Wonder Tenor Banjo. Free 2-day shipping. It is therefore a higher-pitched instrument, the higher frequencies being useful for cutting through an ensemble. 28 bracket design. The sound of this banjo is ideal for old time music, both clawhammer and fingerstyle, folk, classical, civil war era, ragtime and for classic turn of the century parlor music. THIS IS A vega 5 string banjo IS IN GOOD SHAPE. Acquiring the Fairbanks plant, they continued the production of “Fairbanks “instruments and in addition launched the Vega banjo – both ranges of instruments being made in the same workshops and in fact being identical except for the name. Any help to identify year, model and value would be most appreciated. Used - Mint Condition Posted 8/15/2020 3:30:56 PM by banana - Country: United States - State: CA - ZIP: 94937 Last Updated 8/21/2020 9:16:18 PM. A spun brass tone ring, ideal for Old Time, Classical, Folk, Civil War music, over 100 years of Vega tradition and Deering's innovative approach to banjo crafting went into the creation of the Vega Senator model. Sherman Oaks. 1923 11-15/16″ Vega Whyte Laydie Rim; 25. Later Gibson banjos, from the late 1960's and 1970's are relatively easy to fake but ironically, the fakes might actually be better than an original!. It is adjustable to fit any open back old time banjo with 18 to 28 brackets which pretty much covers all open back old time banjos, old and new. Their combined experience in instrument making, string winding, and comprehensive sound testing make Vega strings a great choice for your banjo. Considering the painstaking quality of Bob’swork and the warm voice, this R. Get a low price and free shipping on thousands of items. Pot has a diameter of 11 and11/16". If you were to sell it, you could expect to get the fair market (private sale or auction) value of approximately 40% of the retail amount or $560. All pre-owned items are rated and scored. Banjo Five String Oldtime Open Back Stewart, Lyon Healy, Weymann, Vega C $608. 6 Sets of Martin V730 Vega Banjo Strings 5-String Medium 10-23 6-Pack. Pete Seeger is the man who started the long neck banjo's evolution. Some of the other markings I have found include Remo Weather King - Made in USA De Luxe - Grover Patent The back panel has a beautiful inlay wood design. Here is the marriage of beautiful custom-built replica Vega #9 neck with an original 1929 Vega Tubaphone Professional pot. The banjo you brought in is a Vega Fairbanks Tubaphone #9, which is their highest grade Tubaphone banjo that they ever made. For several years, the Vega Martin banjo was an amalgam of parts from Massachusetts and Nazareth, PA. Used - Excellent Condition / Country: United States - State: CA Last Updated 8/15/2020. Fitting guitar strings to a banjo does require a bit of finessing to the stringing and tuning since the gauges will differ. Click below to view the "vega v242 5-string" valuation report; including current used pricing and market data* Gather price information about this banjo and many others before you buy, sell or trade If you already have access, please Log In. Carving and engraving are outstanding. Note the exquisite engraved pearl and engraved, gold-plated hardware. Online Banjo Tuner. Banjo vega fairbanks imperial electric 1920. This is the simplest period Vega design but still built to a high standard with their typically excellent workmanship. 1931 Vega Vegavox IV Deluxe Tenor Banjo EXC ++ Renee Karnes Restoration. Vega serial #s between 99369 and 99686, when the switch from the Vega stamp to printed yellow labels seems to have occured. Buy VEGA 5-STRING BANJO MEDIUM at Walmart. The American made Vega Little Wonder banjo is a remarkable acheivement in blending a versatile, bright, responsive banjo with a very modest price. Vega's Tubaphone banjo has been praised by players as one of the finest sounding banjos for over a century. Deering Banjo Company 26,317 views. 3 - 5 string 1925 Vega Tu-Ba-Phone Style M 4-String Tenor Banjo with Original Case $1,999. Martin V700 Vega Banjo Strings, Light (9-20) (3-Pack) $13. it was played by robert kennedy who many proclaim was the greatest tenor banjo player in the world. Vega designed the Tubaphone to be the ultimate classical banjo but it works very well for old-time music, and, in its four-string configurations, it’s perfect for backing up a jazz band or leading an Irish session. The construction of the Vega Vox had a completely different, and unique style from any other banjo ever made. 1926, made in Boston, Mass. The American Banjo Fraternity is a special interest group focused on the living tradition of fingerstyle or “classic” (nylon/gut strung) banjo, tracing a direct link back to the earliest professional banjoists. it is 1 of only 3 made. Here we have a lovely example a mid 20s Vega. 30mm) bracket hook spacings. Vega Little Wonder Openback 5 String Banjo: 400015: Reserve. 2% similar). Their combined experience in instrument making, string winding, and comprehensive sound testing make Vega strings a great choice for your banjo. Their Boston factories produced some of the finest instruments available, and in large quantities; even Vega’s lower-priced models are highly respected by players today. org Created Date: 4/3/2009 4:09:50 PM. 7 Whyte Laydie Plectrum Banjo. 1926, made in Boston, Mass. Vega Dragon Star. The open-back tone is warm and round, and cuts through the mix without any harshness. MORE PICTURES #56 Vega Professional tenor with. The serial number indicates a 1915 production date. By far and away most of these are entry level 5 string instruments, yet the basic construction for tenor, plectrum and guitar banjos is similar with a different neck and number of. Vega Banjos Dobro Guitars Inventory. 1930 Vega Little Wonder tenor banjo, all original condition (aside from new skin), maple piecrust resonator, original Vega tuning wrench and original hard shell case. Prior to 1904 The Vega Company had not made banjos. Martin Nickel Wound Vega Banjo Strings V730 Medium - Martin Banjo Strings offer a warm, natural tone, strong mid-range response and great playability. The name Vega has been synonymous with fine quality-crafted banjos since 1889. 7 Whyte Laydie Plectrum 4 String Banjo w/HSC-Very Ornate Vintage 20's Vega No. Unfortunately this is the policy to combat frequent feedback extortion attempts, though we certainly do try to accurately describe items and ensure. 81mm) diameter rim and 3-1/2" to 4-1/2" (88. Carving and engraving are outstanding. 2 is a top grade banjo made of curly maple stained light amber and buffed to a high gloss. If you were to sell it, you could expect to get the fair market (private sale or auction) value of approximately 40% of the retail amount or $560. GREAT SUSTAIN, MAPLE WITH PRE- WAR STYLE FLANGE. It has 28 brackets, a carved mahogany neck with an ebony fingerboard with inlaid pearl position marks, and a patented brass top hoop and bracket band over a 7 lap sectional maple hoop. 40mm) diameter rim, or Vega-style 10-15/16" (277. 00: Vega Vox 1 5 string. Fairbanks (by Vega) “Regent” 5-string banjo, S/N 25121, Circa 1909 A. FREE USA SHIPPING. The Nelsons were the owners of, and assigned their patents to, Vega. VEGA VEGAVOX CUSTOM DELUXE FIVE STRING BANJO. Free 2-day shipping. Web Store Phone Number: 1-855-588-6519 For service in French: 581-741-4663. Martin Vega VIP 5 string Banjo MADE IN USA. Evidently this banjo has been modified from it's original Long Neck (25 Fret) manufacture. The first banjo method was the Briggs' Banjo instructor (1855) by Tom Briggs. For sale is a vintage Vega Vegaphone Soloist Model Tenor Banjo (1929), made in Boston in good playing condition. 99 msrp:,lowPrice:499. 5-String Banjo Buyers' Guide - from Riverboat Music(tm) The Five-String banjo is unquestionably the most popular kind of banjo. But I'm in the process of adding CGDA tuning to all the songs at the moment. The Vega No. Save money on Used Vega Banjos at Guitar Center. Possibly a 5-string conversion. The ebony fingerboard has scroll, star, and dot inlays (some of which look like they have been replaced). Acquiring the Fairbanks plant, they continued the production of “Fairbanks “instruments and in addition launched the Vega banjo – both ranges of instruments being made in the same workshops and in fact being identical except for the name. 00: 0813-CB: Bovine Bone Rod, 4” Long x 4mm, Enough for 16 Nuts. This classic Vega Long Neck banjo, this beautiful vega fairbanks tu-ba-phone mandolin-banjo style s is a sight to behold, with all original pieces. Get the guaranteed lowest prices on 5-String Vega Banjos instruments at Musician's Friend. Vega Vegaphone Artist Model Tenor Banjo, c. 1928 Epiphone Concert Recording Original 5 String Banjo 1927 B&D Silver Bell #1 Montana Special Mandolin Banjo ca. Their combined experience in instrument making, string winding, and comprehensive sound testing make Vega strings a great choice for your banjo. 1970's Martin Vega Banjo 5 string Banjo. 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I'm having a week off but I did manage to squeeze a couple of my own projects in during the wee hours -- including the Gibson lap steel a few posts back and this banjo. 3 grover geared tuners-cream buttonsmodern geared 5th peg with matching vintage button. Martin's combined experience in instrument making, string winding, and comprehensive sound testing make Vega strings the best choice for your banjo. What is the year and value of my Vega banjo? Label inside says The Vega Co. Vega Banjos. 00: VEGA VEGAVOX CUSTOM DELUXE FIVE STRING BANJO. Welcome one and all to my new site for the 4 string tenor banjo / mandolin tabs by Martin Dardis. Vega Little Wonder (19 Fret) Tenor Banjo (blonde, with flange plates & piecrust resonator) William Lange ‘Langstile model 2’ (17 Fret) Tenor Banjo Lucci Style 2 Sinfonica (Rosewood) Tenor Banjo (19 Fret). The name Vega has been synonymous with fine quality-crafted banjos since 1889. Seriously, there are a number of things to look for that will give away a fake Pre-War banjo: Serial Number. For several years, the Vega Martin banjo was an amalgam of parts from Massachusetts and Nazareth, PA. Rank 21942. Been known to trade for leads resulting in the purchase of high quality vintage guitars, banjos, mandolins, ukes,etc. Phila, PA: Sonoro. If you were to sell it, you could expect to get the fair market (private sale or auction) value of approximately 40% of the retail amount or $560. Structurally, the banjo is very similar to a drum, with an animal skin stretched over a rim. The sound of this banjo is ideal for old time music, both clawhammer and fingerstyle, folk, classical, civil war era, ragtime and for classic turn of the century parlor music. All raw materials are of premium quality to assure brilliance, clarity, and longevity. 5" scale length. Includes a banjo fret board with all of the notes marked. Here is a very nice openback banjo based on a 1930's Vega No. Get the guaranteed lowest prices on 5-String Vega Banjos instruments at Musician's Friend. Vega 1912 Banjo Catalog Author: The Vega Company Subject: Catalog of Vega banjos available in 1912 Keywords: Vega; banjo; banjos; catalog; vintage banjos; vintage Vega banjos, acousticmusic. Vega Little Wonder Openback 5 String Banjo: 400015: Reserve. 14 shipping; From Cyprus; MARTIN VEGA BANJO STRINGS MEDIUM V730. Sometime around 1913 Vega started using "Style" designations in place of model names. Please note- ALL the parts I have are listed Always seeking old banjos, guitars, guitar parts, etc. But wait! This case is a little short for standard Vega and Gibson "Seeger-Style" banjos. Deering Banjo Company 26,317 views. 1923 11-15/16″ Vega Whyte Laydie Rim; 25. Vega Tubaphone Deluxe tenor banjo Circa 1922, S/N 48487. 5″ Scale Length; Hand Engraved Inlays; PegHed Geared Friction Style. 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Vega Vox 1 Plectrum Banjo 1932. 1,264 likes · 3 talking about this. Vega SS-5 Folklore Pete Seeger Longneck Model 5 String Banjo (1965), made in Boston, shaded maple finish, laminated maple neck and rim, original chipboard case. Shaller tuners. This banjo needs work (sold AS-IS, see Details section below), or it could be a good candidate for 5-s. No Interest if paid in full within 12 Months*. Open quick view dialog for Vega Woodsongs Campfire Long Neck Banjo. 00: VEGA VEGAVOX CUSTOM DELUXE FIVE STRING BANJO. Later Gibson banjos, from the late 1960's and 1970's are relatively easy to fake but ironically, the fakes might actually be better than an original!. The resonator entirely encloses the rim up to the top tension hoop and flanges. Showns signs of age. Vega Old Time Wonder Banjo with a 12" Rim review by David Holt - Duration: 6:05. It is a nice reference catalog. I will do my best to get answers when I can for you. By far and away most of these are entry level 5 string instruments, yet the basic construction for tenor, plectrum and guitar banjos is similar with a different neck and number of. Free shipping. Our combined experience in instrument making, string winding, and comprehensive sound testing make Vega Strings the best choice for your banjo. Deering Vega Senator 5-String Banjo. Fairbanks (by Vega) "Senator" No. Greg Deering re-created the process for making the pie back resonator of the excellent professional grade Tenor banjo. I really never thought I'd own one. Fairbanks (by Vega) "Tubaphone" #3, 5-string banjo, S/N 26126, Circa 1910 Farland. Read more + 17 August 2017 By. The Vega Pete Seeger, Part 4 Posted by Pete Curry on 2/9/2002, 11:10 pm. The finest in Old Time banjos since 1889. All pre-owned items are rated and scored. This has been inspected and set up at the Banjo Warehouse in Atlanta Georgia. Welcome to Banjo Haven! I specialize in banjo repairs, banjo restorations, and banjo consignments of vintage 4 string,5 string,6 string,8 string banjo, banjo guitar,banjo mandolin, etc. fairbanks/vega company A 5-STRING BANJO, SENATOR 1, BOSTON, CIRCA 1899 The dowel stick stamped NO 1, SENATOR and 18534 , bearing a plaque engraved The A. The name Vega® has been synonymous with fine quality-crafted banjos since 1889. Anderson Tubaphoneis an incredible deal. Vega Company Description (Brief) This Tu-ba-phone model banjo was made by the Vega Company in Boston, Massachusetts around 1922. All original hardware in pot, except for newer “No-Knot” tailpiece. 00 plus $75. 81mm) diameter rim and 3-1/2" to 4-1/2" (88. 2 is a banjo made of top grade curly maple stained light amber and buffed to a high gloss. Vega Banjos. The Vega name has been part of banjo history since the late 1800's. Martin Nickel Wound Vega Banjo Strings V730 Medium - Martin Banjo Strings offer a warm, natural tone, strong mid-range response and great playability. The name Vega has been synonymous with fine quality-crafted banjos since 1889. The banjo is all original except for an added 5th string capo. Fitting guitar strings to a banjo does require a bit of finessing to the stringing and tuning since the gauges will differ. The Old Tyme Wonder is reliable and exceptional in tone, playability, versatility and responsiveness, with a woody thunkiness that is perfect for old time. Top Prices Paid for clean original stuff. The Vega No. 00 Click on the pics for more info. 1969 Vega "Pete Seeger" longneck banjo in excellent condition. bought the Vega banjo line in May of 1970, hundreds of parts were inherited from the Needham Heights factory near Boston. Martin also used the Vega name for a line of strings. Fairbanks (by Vega) "Tubaphone" #9, 5-string banjo, S/N 25516, Circa 1909 A. Beautiful flame maple neck and back, pearl inlays and an Ebony fingerboard. The sound of this banjo is ideal for old time music, both clawhammer and fingerstyle, folk, classical, civil war era, ragtime and for classic turn of the century parlor music. Place the banjo on the towel, with the resonator lying solidly on the table. These are rare banjos and are fantastic for the price!! The banjo is straight maple with nickel hardware. Schall of Chicago invents Tenor Banjo or 4 string banjo tuned like a mandolin. Deering Nickel-Plated Steel Irish Tenor Banjo strings 12 - 38w ST-IT. If any of you have any. 2004 Vega Senator by Deering. This banjo plays like a new instrument; and, the quintessential Vox sound it produces with the Tubaphone tone-ring is fantastic. Free shipping. 1963 Vega Pete Seeger Model Banjo. In great condition. 01844 261477. Martin's combined experience in instrument making, string winding, and comprehensive sound testing make Vega strings the best choice for your banjo. We make genuine Vega Tubaphone tone rings of brass to create a beautiful quality of tone and projection. This is the perfect banjo for those who want the old-time guitar-banjo sound. Nice hard case for ex-long neck banjo. The Waverly tuners were put on years ago to make it easier to tune. Your Vega Vox 4 string banjo was made in the 1930s. It is adjustable to fit any open back old time banjo with 18 to 28 brackets which pretty much covers all open back old time banjos, old and new. The Vega name was subsequently licensed to a number of American and international companies. GOLDEN GATE BANJO ARMREST - VEGA-STYLE P 101- Fits All Open Back Banjos. 6 Sets of Martin V730 Vega Banjo Strings 5-String Medium 10-23 6-Pack. I have a beautiful vintage Vega 4 string banjo. Deering Nickel-Plated Steel Irish Tenor Banjo strings 12 - 38w ST-IT. The American made Vega Little Wonder banjo is a remarkable acheivement in blending a versatile, bright, responsive banjo with a very modest price. Vega Vegaphone Artist Model Tenor Banjo, c. Railroad spike installed at the 12th fret to facilitate G and A tunings. 1, 5-string banjorine, S/N 25917, Circa 1909 A. Almost gone. The Vega Woodsongs Campfire Longneck was designed for radio personality and entertainer Michael Jonathon. Their combined experience in instrument making, string winding, and comprehensive sound testing make Vega strings a great choice for your banjo. Asking $1600. 3 - 5 string 1925 Vega Tu-Ba-Phone Style M 4-String Tenor Banjo with Original Case $1,999. It is therefore a higher-pitched instrument, the higher frequencies being useful for cutting through an ensemble. Vega Little Wonder (19 Fret) Tenor Banjo (blonde, with flange plates & piecrust resonator) William Lange ‘Langstile model 2’ (17 Fret) Tenor Banjo Lucci Style 2 Sinfonica (Rosewood) Tenor Banjo (19 Fret). These are rare banjos and are fantastic for the price!! The banjo is straight maple with nickel hardware. Your Price $ 1,649. About This Item. tradmusicalinstruments. If any of you have any. CALL TODAY 404-372-5482. Buy VEGA 5-STRING BANJO MEDIUM at Walmart. MORE PICTURES #56 Vega Professional tenor with. 1 1920s Vega Style M Click on the pics for more info 1300. The banjo is all original except for an added 5th string capo. MORE PICTURES #42 Vega Whyte Laydie tenor neck, no tuners. Greg Deering re-created the process for making the pie back resonator of the excellent professional grade Tenor banjo. Stunning curly-maple figuring on the neck and resonator. 35; Buy It Now +C $8. The Tenor banjo is tuned as a viola, or an octave above a cello: CGDA, and has a shorter neck. 00 21m 16s +$8. I have taken my banjo to dozens of places and had it looked at but no one had ever seen one like it. 0,lowPrice:1649. Make Offer - Vintage banjo, The Vega Co. It's in really great condition in many ways. Buy online or at your local store today!. No musician is associated with the 5-string banjo more than Earl Scruggs. 1928 Epiphone Concert Recording Original 5 String Banjo 1927 B&D Silver Bell #1 Montana Special Mandolin Banjo ca. The Vega name has been part of banjo history since the late 1800's. 40mm) diameter rim, or Vega-style 10-15/16" (277. Boston, 15 Mass Patented USA - Answered by a verified Musical Instrument Appraiser We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website. I'm having a week off but I did manage to squeeze a couple of my own projects in during the wee hours -- including the Gibson lap steel a few posts back and this banjo. Martin selected a long lasting nickel/steel alloy for its tonal qualities and smooth consistency making these strings ideal for all styles of banjo playing. Vega Dragon Star. Vega was eventually sold to the Martin Guitar company in the 1960s. Sale! Add to Wishlist. Considering the painstaking quality of Bob’swork and the warm voice, this R. 8 out of 10. 00: Vega Vox 1 5 string. This is the perfect banjo for those who want the old-time guitar-banjo sound. B&D Silver Bell No. 2, 5-string banjo Circa 1902. Acquiring the Fairbanks plant, they continued the production of “Fairbanks “instruments and in addition launched the Vega banjo – both ranges of instruments being made in the same workshops and in fact being identical except for the name. This is an American made Martin Banjo from the 1970’s. Fairbanks (by Vega) "Tubaphone" #3, 5-string banjo, S/N 26126, Circa 1910 Farland. Looking for a used Vega long neck banjo? Enjoy a great deal on Vega long neck banjos and other other used gear at Sweetwater!. Deering Nickel-Plated Steel Irish Tenor Banjo strings 12 - 38w ST-IT. NOS Just cool for display Please feel free to call us at (347)4-DeMont Great item by DeMont Guitars! Returns not accepted from overseas and buyer should assume item is 'as-is' please feel free to ask any and all questions prior to auction end. 28 bracket design. 1969 Vega "Pete Seeger" longneck banjo in excellent condition. 1962 Vega "Pete Seeger" model 5 string banjo. Evidently this banjo has been modified from it's original Long Neck (25 Fret) manufacture. Vega was eventually sold to the Martin Guitar company in the 1960s. 1920s Tubaphone No. Golden Gate Banjo Armrest Vega Style P 101 made by Saga Music can replace your banjo armrest or its perfect if you want to add one. org, acoustic music. 00 extra for the carved neck.