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For Sale: Vega Tubaphone resonator banjo with Lyon & Healy Mystic banjo neck (sold)

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Original Vega Tubaphone pot, tone ring, tailpiece, and resonator, originally paired with four-string neck. Vega Tubaphone serial number 82951, as pictured.

Vega pot and parts set with a 5-string Lyon & Healy Mystic banjo neck with mother of pearl inlay and carved heel, characteristic of Lyon & Healy models made in Chicago in the late 1890s.

This banjo was purchased as-is, in Chicago in the late 1970s. Note movable 5th string capo and Keith banjo tuners. Replaced head, set neck, refit bridge, and set-up in 2009. Purchase price includes hardshell banjo case.

Please reference photos of resonator and backside of neck, which bear a number of scratches. There is an area of wear to the varnish in the middle of the resonator. One section of tortoise binding measuring 9 1/2 missing from the rear edge of the resonator.

Rim diameter: 10 15/16
Scale length: 25 9/16

Banjo has been in quarantine for the past 2 weeks and will not be played again before shipment.




Price: $1,600.00 USD

Shipping: Buyer pays $24.99 FedEx box and packing fee + tax and FedEx shipping fee, calculated after purchase

Posted By: wyattwharton

United States, Chicago, IL, 60618

Condition of Banjo:
Used - Very Good Condition

Type: 5-String Resonator

Brand: Vega

Ad Status: Sold, #83934

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