047 – 12″ Birdseye Maple Tubaphone No. 9

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birdseye maple tubaphone custom banjo

This custom banjo is designed around the classic Vega Tubaphone No. 9. The engraved mother of pearl inlays, found on the original model, were simplified and replaced with tightly figured Birdseye Maple for a simplified but elegant look. The Ivoroid binding was replaced using Curly Maple. Unlike the original maple rim this rim was built using Mahogany to match the neck and extra rim depth was added.

  • 12″ Mahogany Rim
  • 22.25″ Scale Length
  • Tubaphone Tone Ring
  • 26 Hook Bracket Band
  • Three Piece Mahogany Neck
  • Ebony Peghead, Rim Cap and Rear Peghead Overlay
  • Birdseye Maple Inlays
  • Raw Brass Hardware
  •  Curly Maple Binding