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1930s vintage Vega electric tenor banjo, made in the USA

Playability/Sound: This banjo produces some exceptionally good tones both acoustically as well as plugged in. The pickup provides excellent output (2. Neck: Soft “V” shaped maple neck with ivoroid binding & red side-dots. Body: Double bound 11 7/8” diameter body with maple top, back and sides in natural finish. The hollow maple body creates an overall “openness” to the sound that still retains plenty of snap and attack. There is a 9-digit number pressed into the back of the headstock, which appears to be a social security number. The neck is exceptionally comfortable and is set up with perfect action. The three-way tone control allows the player to dial in highly useful sounds. Nickel machine tuners with ivoroid buttons in perfect working condition.

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628 pages

Gruhn's Guide to Vintage Guitars, An Identification Guide for American Fretted Instruments

Creator: George Gruhn, Walter Carter | Music - 2010

The original Martin banjo model is of interest only as a historical footnote. Martin- made Vega banjos are equivalent in quality of workmanship to Martin guitars of the same period and are superior in workmanship to the Vega banjos made in ...

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

About this book
(Book). Gruhn's Guide to Vintage Guitars is the most extensive and detailed list of specifications ever published for identifying, dating, and establishing the authenticity of an instrument. This new edition is enlarged and updated, making it once again the essential guide enabling collectors, dealers, players, and fans to determine the authenticity, rarity, and relative value of vintage acoustic and electric guitars, basses, mandolins, banjos, and amps. Gruhn's Guide's thoroughness, detail, and clear organization have made it without peer, the must-have tool for discerning an instrument's manufacturer, model, and date-and most importantly, whether it is in original condition. "You will not find a better guide, nor one that is so easy to use." Vintage Guitar magazine



546 pages

The Official Vintage Guitar Magazine Price Guide 2010

Creator: Alan Greenwood, Gil Hembree | Music - 2009-10-01

Tiple Ludwig Banjo Uke Arthur Godfrey Baritone Ukulele Mahogany body, unbound. 1955 $400 $600 Washburn See ... with original case or cover. Vega Arther Godfrey — Gibson BU-3 The Official Vintage Guitar Magazine Price Guide 2010 IV.

Publisher: Hal Leonard

About this book
(Book). For more than 20 years, The Official Vintage Guitar Magazine Price Guide has been the industry-leading reference for values on vintage and collectible guitars, basses, lap steels, mandolins, ukuleles, amps, and effects. The expanded 2010 edition spans nearly 600 pages and includes information on more than 1,800 brands with more than 1,300 photos, plus a detailed look at the "hows" and "whys" of the collectible instrument market. This guide is the only such work to cover all this in one very affordable volume! To date more than 130,000 copies of The Guide have been sold.



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Maloney's Antiques & Collectibles, Resource Directory

Creator: David J. Maloney, Jr., David Maloney (J.) | Antiques & Collectibles - 2003-12-01

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS Stanley M. Jay Mandolin Brothers, Ltd. Newsletter: Vintage News, The 629 Forest Ave. ... instruments including guitars, banjos, mandolins: by Martin, Gibson, Vega, B&D, D'Angelico, Stromberg, Maurer, Fender, etc.

Publisher: Krause Publications

About this book
"The seventh edition of David Maloney's now-famous directory contains more of the same resource information for which it has been so highly acclaimed by the media, collectors, dealers, appraisers, and auctioneers alike." "Despite its size, it is easy to locate information in this massive and highly detailed work thanks in large part to its comprehensive and thoroughly cross-referenced index which is unique to the industry." "This edition of Maloney's continues to keep up the expansive growth in Internet activity - more than 15,000 listings now have e-mail addresses and more than 11,000 listings have Web sites."--BOOK JACKET.


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