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❌SOLD❌ Vega Pete Seeger Long Neck Banjo, 1961

❌SOLD❌   Vega Pete Seeger Long Neck Banjo, 1961

This Vega Pete Seeger long neck banjo, built during 1961 at the Vega shop in Boston is a ‘dowel stick’ version and in good working order. Capo tacks are installed, also a Presto tailpiece, with the original in the case. It has a new bridge. The tuners and brackets are original, and the original case is included.

Vintage
Price: $4,500.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Bacon Professional FF Special 5 String Open Back Banjo, 1914

❌SOLD❌ Bacon Professional FF Special 5 String Open Back Banjo, 1914

This is a very nice Bacon Professional FF Special 5-string open back banjo, built for Fredrick J Bacon of Forest Dale, Vermont, around 1914 by the Vega company. Fred Bacon was a very well known professional banjo player who achieved the ultimate in his time’s mass media exposure – recording for Thomas Edison’s Phonograph Company. The Bacon Banjo Company was formed by Bacon and his wife at their home in Forest Dale, VT in 1906. The banjos were actually built to order by various companies, but primarily by Vega. In 1914, the celluloid Bacon label seen in one of the rear views here appeared in the company catalog. The Bacon Professional FF Special was produced around 1914.

Vintage
Price: $4,375.00 CAD

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❌Sold❌ Deering Vega Senator Openback Banjo, 2014

❌Sold❌ Deering Vega Senator Openback Banjo, 2014

Deering Vega Senator Openback Banjo, 2014

Used
Price: $1,399.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Vega Artist Tenor Banjo, 1926

The Vega Artist Tenor banjo was a professional grade instrument made by one of the top – from the turn of the 20th century to the 1930s – American musical instrument producers. However, just about the time the Dopyera Brothers and George Beauchamp started National to produce their new resophonic guitars, the popularity of banjos began to drop, and by the 1930s many banjo players had shifted to guitar.

Vintage
Price: $1,999.99 CAD

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Deering John Hartford 5-String Banjo

Deering John Hartford 5-String Banjo

For the Deering John Hartford 5-String Banjo, Greg Deering combined years of experience with John Hartford’s research into the design of vintage banjos.

New
Price: $4,689.00 CAD
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Deering Boston Open Back 6 String Banjo

Deering Boston Open Back 6 String Banjo

The Deering Boston Open Back 6 String Banjo is built specifically for The Twelfth Fret. Many guitar players find that they want to incorporate banjo tones, but don’t want to learn a new instrument. The stock Deering Boston Open Back 6 addresses this need, but we find that the tone is too harsh. So, we’ve had Deering mate the standard Boston 6 neck with a Vega Little Wonder wooden tone ring pot. This offers the warmest and fattest tone possible for a six string banjo, and brings the weight down to about 7 pounds.

New
Price: $1,989.00 CAD
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