Vega Tubaphone Five String Banjo

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This Vega Tubaphone was sent to me as a complete Vegaphone with a beautiful original tenor neck. The owner wanted to preserve the original instrument as much as possible but copy the original neck details making it into a five string banjo. I matched the finish of the original neck and used the original inlays. The owner had me do a couple of tweaks to the original inlays to make it a little more personalized. We swapped the Vega lettering in the peghead inlay to Tango, the town in West Virginia where they live and added in a silhouette of West Virginia in the lower part of the fingerboard. We kept all the original hardware as well as the resonator making it an excellent banjo for many different styles of playing.

  • 26″ Scale Length
  • 11″ Vegaphone Rim with Matching Resonator
  • 1-1/4″ Nut
  • Ivoroid Neck Binding
  • Curly Maple Neck
  • Custom and Original Vega Mother of Pearl Inlays
  • Sunburst Nitrocellulous Lacquer Finish
  • Modified C Shape Neck
  • Stacked Vega Style Heel Cap
  • Original Five Star Planetary Tuners