Vega Tubaphone # 3 Five String Banjo

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Tubaphone # 3



11 13/16" Head, 28" Scale

Very Good

This banjo has only 20 frets to compensate for the 28" scale - this was common on this size Vega banjo. This makes the 28" scale play much easier to play. The peg head had two holes drilled, presumably for the Scruggs style bluegrass tuners. These holes have been tastefully plugged. The heel carving is excellent, however, the neck may have been over sprayed. This banjo plays wonderfully and sounds great. The metal parts are near excellent, and the banjo has old Grover geared tuners. The tailpiece is of the period, so I left it in place. Has a hard case.