Beautiful pie plate resonator… This is a Vega Professional Tubaphone openback banjo, with a neck from the 1960s and the pot from a 1923 Vega Tubaphone banjo, a conversion common in the 1960s. Vega resonators first appeared late 1923 with the Vegaphone series. The Vega Banjo Company is one of the oldest banjo companies in the history of the instrument. EUR 191.51. We stock both vintage Vega banjos from the 1920's and 1930's, as well as new Vega banjos that are manufactured in the U.S. by the Deering Banjo Company. Some like the old plunky Galax, VA. tone like Wade Ward, Ramsey, et. 1970's Martin Vega Banjo 5 string Banjo. Vega, now owned by Deering Banjos, is one of the oldest American banjo brands, founded in 1881 in Boston, Massachusetts. $ 3,450.00 Williams 2007 Custom 5-String Resonator Banjo - USED. Vega Vegaphone "Professional" Plectrum Banjo Lot Details & Additional Photographs Serial number 74252, late 1920s, 22 fret bound rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearly position inlays, mahogany neck decorated with scrolled foliate carving at heel, VEGA inlay on headstock, resonator … It is probable that the local music store got the resonator well after this banjo was ordered if it is a 1924 (Vega serial #s are not precise before 1933 but a BHO member is trying to fix that). More details to follow. 1" tall x 5/16" wide.Includes 1/2" long mounting screw. 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. This has been inspected and set up at the Banjo Warehouse in Atlanta Georgia. Vega stamped armrest. So this banjo, sports a Stromberg Rosewood resonator with 4 flanges , a common Stromberg design. This is a super cool vintage Martin Vega Banjo that was made in America. Banjohaven also sells vintage 4 string instrument parts. The famous Vega Pie Back Resonator projects the tone of this 19 fret Vega Professional Tenor banjo. al., and that's OK, I like that too, but for my act I need a banjo with balls, and this Vega Tubaphone delivers. Head is torn. In the C.F. Buy it now. I added Amber buttons to the Grover 2 tabs for a nice look, an original Vega armrest, in new nickel . 1929 Vega "Vegaphone" Soloist Tenor Banjo - $1,050. 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. $ 2,479.00 Wildwood Custom 5-String Resonator Banjo w/Huber Tone Ring - USED. A lovely 1928 Vega Little Wonder 19 fret tenor banjo, all original complete with piecrust resonator. 1930 Vega Regent 5-String Resonator Banjo Friday's main work in the shop was getting this good old Vega up to snuff for a customer. New / Country: United States - State: FL Last Updated 11/10/2020. Greg Deering re-created the process for making the pie back resonator of the excellent professional grade Tenor banjo. For a frailer either open back or resonator type the Vega tubaphone is one hard banjo to beat. made by elton. from $0.44 (8) ... Non-adjustable Banjo Tailpiece. Vintage Vega VegaVox Tenor Resonator Banjo. 1920's 4 String Tenor Banjo Vega Little Wonder - $675 (NEW ORLEANS) 1920's Vega Little Wonder Tenor 4-String Banjo w/ Original Case. Vintage Vega VegaVox*Peabody Design Vega VegaVox*Tubaphone Tone Ring*Bound Burgundy Pearloid Vox Resonator*Sunburst Neck*Pancake Tuners*Dual Coordinator Rods*19 Frets*Nice Fancy Inlay*Amazing Volume*Plays And Sounds Brilliant*Hardshell Case Included. For Sale £925 1960 Vega Ranger Resonator Banjo. Normally, we would suppose that the artistically sensitive thing would have been to hide the logo under that extension or under the tailpiece, which, by the way, appears to be replaced with a … The horizontal component which receives the banjo hook is 1/2" long. Circa 1925 Vega Banjo Resonator 13 1/4" diameter. 0 bids. I can install railroad spikes for the 5th string for $5 each, and I can ship this banjo in a Musician’s Friend case for $50 extra. VEGA VOX BANJOS Pre-eminently the peak of banjo perfection designed for additional tonal power and tonal flexibility. 1923 Vega Style X No. Overall Rating: 10 Customs services and international tracking provided +EUR 11.10 postage estimate. FREE USA SHIPPING. €1,600.00 EUR ($1,908.48 USD) 1960 Vega Ranger Resonator Banjo. NEW 2020 Washburn B11K-A 5 String Banjo Mahogany Resonator & Hard Shell Case. $ 3,079.00 Latest News. Used - Excellent Condition / Country: United States - State: CA Last Updated 10/12/2020. 9 Tubaphone Tenor Banjo. Looks and plays like a new banjo. This banjo can be played either with the Vega wooden resonator affixed or as an open back. it will fit old vega banjos with a 10 7/8th" rim. The finish is Tru Oil, like all my instruments. Used - Good Condition Posted 11/11/2020 1:06:11 AM by Orm - Country: Netherlands Last Updated 11/11/2020 1:07:51 AM. . JOHN GREY ORIGINAL ORNATE RESONATOR FIVE STRING BANJO. Vega 1935 Moderne Tenor Resonator Banjo - USED. From United States. New / Country: United States - State: FL Last Updated 11/9/2020. "Tube-a-phone" tone chamber inside. This banjo came in the shop in pretty good shape and with almost all of its original hardware (the head, one section of binding on the resonator, and frets are replacements), though it is refinished, the pearl Vega "medallion" is missing at the back of the headstock, and a repairman before me mucked-up the dowel and thinned it up right where the neck joins the pot (the bit hidden in the rim). Tagged "Resonator Banjos". Dressed the frets, added engraving wax to inlay detail , sealed and dressed frets/inlays and set it up CGDA. Save vega tenor banjo to get email alerts and updates on your eBay Feed. Welcome to Banjo Haven! From United Kingdom. This is a Vega Professional tenor banjo from the mid - late 1920's. Used - Excellent Condition / Country: United States - State: TN Last Updated 11/10/2020. Whether you're a long time player or just getting started pickin' and grinnin', Reverb's got a banjo that's right for you, from brand new Gold Tones and … Straight neck. 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. 1970's Martin Vega Banjo 5 string Banjo with Resonator MADE IN USA. Grover tailpiece. Winter? 1930 Bacon Style C 17 fret tenor banjo with vega piecrust resonator; Orpheum N0.1 (17 Fret) Tenor Banjo with resonator (Sold) Custom made 17 fret open-back tenor banjo (Sold) William Lange Triple X 17 Fret tenor Banjo (sold) Vega N0.9 Style X 17 Fret tenor banjo (Sold) 1920’s Epiphone Recording A (17 Fret custom neck) (sold) Vegaphone tone ring system. Used - Excellent Condition / Country: United States - State: CA Last Updated 10/12/2020. You NEED To Humidify Your Instrument. Tenor Banjo Vega Vegaphone Professional 1929, used . + ... Ozark Traditional Tenor Banjo Moulded Composite Shell and Resonator. Banjohaven also sells vintage 4 string instrument parts. Originally started in Boston, Massachusetts in 1880. $575.00: Gold Tone OB-Custom New. The only banjo with the full depth acoustic resonator combined with top tension hoop and flanges. Top Rated Seller Top Rated Seller +C $48.75 shipping estimate. Banjo Resonator Hardware. $1,775.00: VINTAGE ORPHEUM #3 SPECIAL FIVE SPRING BANJO MAHOGANY EXCELLENT HSC. $2,675.00: Vega Vox 1 5 string The banjo is clean and has not seen a lot of playing. It's pretty late in the game for a Vega 5-string at 1930 and even features a resonator and flange which gives it some "bluegrass chops" in a sense. The resonator back is made from solid walnut in the Vega manner, but to Masterclone dimensions. a vega banjo from jazz & prohibition era and when vega banjos boston where in their hey day for fine quality of workmanship. Brand New. Shaded mahogany wood finish self-tension Highly flamed wood grains; Vega's best wood carving; original gold-plating is excellent; neck and resonator beautifully restored. Hardware will need cleaning. Banjos For Sale on Reverb. D S L 2 p o F n s D o r N K e d 7 3 I 9. New frets and set-up; fingerboard looks like new with all pearl engraving still perfect. We stock both vintage Vega banjos from the 1920's and 1930's, as well as new Vega banjos that are manufactured in the U.S. by the Deering Banjo Company. Pre-War Banjo L-shoe assembly - RARE original BRASS nickel plated L-shoe and matching screw set for vintage banjos. one of my banjo buddies had hers engraved with a vega logo and re-plated- she loves the low weight and it … Tenor Banjo Vega Vegaphone Professional 1929. the fairbanks whyte laydie has to be just about the most iconic of the early five string banjos. $1499. Includes Original Hardshell Case. The X NO 9 would have shipped as an open back. Martin catalogue of 1972, the bona fide Pro model reemerged featuring the smoothly contoured VIP peg head with its rounded corners. Time left 3d 2h left. $9.79 (17) Tailpiece Bracket. This is a 17-fret 4-string tenor banjo.This banjo has a natural skin head, probably of … Reinforced neck. Cleaned the parts, added 4 piece nickel flange set, Style X 9 resonator with tortoid sidewall. This Vega Little Wonder tenor banjo probably dates to 1920's, according to the serial number of 63191 (printed both on the dowelstick and the inside of the rim). Welcome to Banjo Haven! CALL TODAY 404-372-5482. The so-called Bobby Joe Fenster banjo in the Vega Martin catalog of 1970, a thinly veiled Pro model, featured the more smoothly contoured peg head from the VIP neck series. The trebly pluck of a banjo is an unmistakable sound and a cornerstone of folk-oriented genres. The 4 piece flange was introduced in August, 1928, along with the Vega Vox and the addition of Pearloid on the resonator wall." . Been known to trade for leads resulting in the purchase of high quality vintage guitars, banjos, mandolins, ukes,etc..Top Prices … 5.0 out of 5 stars. All the hardware is intact. Brand new. For sale is a vintage Vega Vegaphone Soloist Model Tenor Banjo (1929), made in Boston in good playing condition.Has the usual play wear for a 90 year old instrument.$1050.00 OBO.Shaded maple finish, laminated maple rim, neck and resonator, original hard shell case. An early example of Vega's top-of-the-line . Metal engraving is Vegas best ever. C $98.18. Offering a select listing of original banjo parts for restorations. $899.99 Pearl positions in ebony fingerboard. $1,099.99: Gold Tone BG250F/L. Stunning abalone inlay on rim cap. Always seeking old banjos, guitars, guitar parts, etc. this vintage resonator offers a low weight resonator option and helps project the banjos sound forward. $4.31 (1) Banjo Armrest for Vega. These were built under contract by Wm.Lange, NYC The stain on the neck, and rim outside, are also the tint color Stromberg used on the banjos made from maple, from Vega parts , before they went to Lange -Made Rosewood Necks and resonators and stained rim outside.