Vega Vegaphone Deluxe Tenor Banjo, circa 1925
|Body Length in Inches (excluding neck)||13.75|
|Number of Strings||4|
|Instrument Materials||Wood, Maple, Ebony, Mother-of-Pearl|
|Additional Information||Mother-of-pearl inlaid on ebony fretboard, headstock, and neck heel. Engraved ivoroid on side wall of resonator. Carved maple neck. Paperwork accompanying the banjo indicates that it has been re-fretted, and the hardware has been re-plated. Also includes two photographs of the instrument’s original owner, Angel (Fix) Rasmussen, in promotional band photographs for Mr. B and His Orchestra, and a pair of cuff links worn by Angel, featuring music notes.|
- light surface wear across instrument; finish checking; chips and dents; inlay detached from 3rd fret (included separately); cracked binding; missing piece of fingerboard on 14th fret; up-bow to neck; wear to head typical of use; ink to head; plating loss.