Dating orpheum banjos
Which I am told by professional player he has seen different custom finishes done at the factory. I gave him his money back, but had to repair the instrument. 1923 Vega Tubaphone#03 Banjo SN55166 11" 5 string I have taken this to West Music in Cedar Rapids Iowa to be looked at by Tom Bielefeldt I'll type the notes that he has written. No questions asked, you pay to send it back, without any changes at all! Fellow once bought a guitar I had and decided he should fix it up, then sent it back. Here are some specs for the rim: Vintage 1927 Tubaphone tone ring& rim. Rim brackets and shoes: All rim brackets and shoes are vintage.
shipping in the USA Payments expected within 48 hours Returns accepted if item is not as described a;06d2. uk.rp73(Vega Tubaphone Original(Not a conversion) five string banjo. The reserve is a bit more than what it would cost to have a neck of this quality made today. ONE OWNER Vega Tubaphone 5-string, open back banjo from under the bed! 9 Tenor Banjo This auction is for a 1920's Vega Tubaphone Style X No 9 tenor banjo in beautiful condition. No bids will be accepted if you have very few or very poor feedback ratings. Structural integrity is Good*His estimation on fixing the 5th string nut is appx unless the nut breaks when trying to fix it. It is not a repair that I will have done, it seems to me to be better for the purchaser to use their own repair shop of choice. I have a more extensive gallery on my photobucket account that can be found. The same make/model banjo with SN55165 can be found at this link: Very Important: Ask any and all questions Before Bidding. I have used this banjo mainly for claw hammer style playing so that is not a problem for me.
Here we have a Vega Tubaphone bottom from 1927 with a more recent conversion five string neck made in the style of a Vega no. The neck is straight and true but the actual fret work itself leaves a bit to be desired above the 14th fret. I record all serial numbers and take detailed photos of all items.