c. 1920’s Vega Tubaphone #9 style X Tenor


A nice Vega Tubaphone #9 in nice condition from the 1920’s.

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Exc. Condition  •  23″ Scale Length  •  10 15/16″ Pot

2-pc. Maple neck with rounded “V” profile and stringer down the middle. Peghead veneer is heavily inlayed with elaborate “floral” pattern and “trillium” just above the nut. Back of the peghead has Pearwood overlay with highly engraved Vega “star”. The heel and last part of the bole of the neck have elaborately carved floral pattern. Multi-laminate Ebony heelcap with elaborate engraving. Original 5-Star planetary tuners. Original Pearl buttons. Ivoroid binding on both sides of neck. Ebony fingerboard with highly engraved inlays throughout. Nickel hardware. Maple pie-wedge resonator in great shape. Elaborate decorative, colorful wood marquetry on bottom of Maple rim. Outside of rim is bound with tortoise-shell plastic. Upper and lower edges of inside of rim are bound with tortoise-shell plastic.

Setup to play with nice, low action. Sounds great.