VEGA TUBAPHONE 5 String
This is my personal number one favourite banjo, I spent years looking for one.
It’s a 1927 VegaPhone (the VegaPhone is the rare model up from the TubaPhone) Banjos don’t come any better than this the tone is unbelievable.
I’ve removed the VegaPhone dowel & fitted double co-ordinator rods to make the neck adjustable.
I’ve also added a frailing scoop & gold Gotoh tuners.
The valuation on this is USD $5500 but I will take AUD$3900
Interesting fact: I swapped 3 banjos that I built for this, my banjos normally sell AUD2500
Unfortunately I now find it difficult to play banjo due to arthritis.