Summary: This Vega banjo is in beautiful vintage condition and has a ton of character & charm – with a super nice tone & a hard-shell banjo case included. It was professionally converted from a tenor to a 5 string a while ago and the neck looks and feels at home on the instrument. We have a letter from a banjo expert who suspects the conversion was done by Providence Guitar and Banjo. It plays and sounds beautiful, has a straight neck, low action and a fresh set of D’addario strings.
Body: Vintage Vega body with lots of natural wear & age from use. 10 5/8” x 2 5/8” body
Neck: Very nice 5 string mahogany neck with bound rosewood fingerboard, 26” scale length, pear dots, 22 frets, rosewood headstock overlay with star inlay and bone nut with 1 3/16” nut width.
Hardware: Original Grover patent tuners, non-original floating bridge, nickel plated tailpiece and rim hardware.
Cosmetics: This old banjo does show some minor signs of normal use such as tarnishing on the hardware, small dings and dents on the neck, some wear in the black finish on the back of the rim and some dark wear spots on the head but nothing that hinders the playability or detracts from the instrument. Overall it is in fine vintage condition and looks great!
Playability: Our in house luthier has just inspected, set up and restrung this guitar with a new set of 10s and it is playing beautifully with low action and a straight neck. The frets are in great shape with no grooves or divots.
Modifications: At some point the original tenor neck was professionally replaced with a 5 string neck. It appears to have been on there quite a while and feels and looks at home on this instrument.
Weight: 6 lbs, 1 oz.
Case: This banjo comes with a nice TKL hard-shell case and will ship professionally packed and fully insured!
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