Here's the one you've been waiting for. It's simply the nicest original Vega Tubaphone #9 we've had here at Gryphon.

Original throughout, and in a beautiful state of preservation, this top-of-the-line open back Vega five string is ready to be the centerpiece of a collection or an outright great performer. Currently fitted with steel strings, this banjo is also an outstanding candidate for nylon stringing in the classical tradition.

As you look over the photos, you'll notice that the fine engraving is still crisp and bright at all positions. Do notice, however that the interior of the case is what we might euphemistically call a bit "as-is" with some minor patches in a couple of damaged areas.

If you'd like to talk about this one in greater detail, give Frank a call at the shop: 650-493-2131

stock no. 52215

ModelTubaphone No. 9 5 String
Nut width1 1/4"
Scale length27"
Fretboard MaterialEbony
Neck materialMaple
Tone ringTubaphone
CaseOrig. Hard
Serial No61565
Diameter10-15/16"