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Dealers, Restorers & Appraisers of Fine Musical Instruments
Dealers, Restorers & Appraisers of Fine Musical Instruments

Vega, Tubaphone No.3, Banjo, Five-string, 1930, Boston

Vega, Tubaphone No.3, Banjo, Five-string, 1930, Boston

$2,850.00

Our ID#: 33417 Categories ,

The maple rim is 10-15/16″ with a Tubaphone tone ring and 28 brackets. The two-piece neck is mahogany with an elaborately carved heel and Grover Pat. Offset geared tuners, with 22 frets to the ebony fingerboard and a 27″ scale. It appears to be completely original with a skin head. The Vega Company was a musical instrument manufacturer that began operations in Boston, Massachusetts in 1881. The company began under Swedish-born brothers, Julius and Carl Nelson, and a group of associates including John Pahn and John Swenson. The founders had previously worked for a guitar shop run by Pehr Anderberg that made instruments for another Boston musical instrument company called John C. Haynes. Nelson had served as foreman of guitar and mandolin manufacturing at Anderberg’s shop. Subsequently, Julius and Carl Nelson bought out the other founding associates and established the Vega company.

Comes with a pretty worn original period case.

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