Vega 'Little Wonder' Banjo Mandolin 1917 | $525 | (v2309) The Fairbanks/Vega company was a well know producer of banjos in the early part of the twentieth century. Their Little Wonder banjo mandolin was marketed to violin players claiming one only has to adjust to the use of a plectrum to become accomplished on the instrument. The Little Wonder is made from quality materials by skilled craftsmen, and are highly regarded today.
The 10" rim is 6-ply, topped with a tone ring and 'ebonized' on the visible bottom edge. The neck is maple, bound in white celluloid with an ebony center strip. The heel cap features a rosewood cap and w/b binding. The headstock features a dark Brazilian rosewood veneer. The only markings/ID are on the neck rod which gives the company name, model and serial number. The fingerboard is ebony with four pearl position dots.
The head measures 10". Scale length is 14". The neck width is 1 1/8" across at the nut, and string spacing 1 11/16" at the saddle.
The Little Wonder is in near mint, sparkly condition with only a hint of play wear on the first fret, and some patina on the original Rogers skin. The banjo mandolin retains it's original 'Bullshead' purple-lined hard case in excellent condition. Overall, a nice, tidy package.
Comes with its original hard case.
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