Vega Tubaphone Deluxe tenor banjo Circa 1922, S/N 48487

This was the top of the line in Vega tenor banjos in the early 1920's.  Since this is labled a Tubaphone rather than a Vegaphone, it may have never had a resonator.  Note the exquisite engraved pearl and engraved, gold-plated hardware.  Also, the rim cap is made of beautiful multi-colored abalone shell.

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