1921 Vega Tuba-phone #3, This is a very rare 5 string tenor banjo with a 12 ΒΌ rim (quite large and no-standard for a Tuba-Phone) with a neck extention over the head giving it 22 frets. The serial number #40097 places it early in the year of 1921 and is shown on the dowel stick and inside the rim. The griffon on the peghead, and the carved heel are typical of a 5-string.
Some marks on the back of the instrument show an after market resonator attached. This instrument is in excellent playing condition with the original case.

Year Condition Color Case
1921 Excellent , Original Hard


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