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Vega Tubaphone M wanted

Started this discussion. Last reply by John McCarthy Apr 29, 2012. 4 Replies

I put up a post before sometime back, I will just refresh my request.I am looking to buy a 17 fret Vega Style M with the larger pot size.  I would have a preference for a resonator.  It must be all…Continue

Vega Tuba-phone style M or Vegaphone

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Jul 7, 2012. 21 Replies

Im looking to buy one of these in the near future, if any member here is selling one or knows who is I would be grateful for the tip.  I'm only interested in paying actual value and not…Continue

 

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Kevin Scott replied to John McCarthy's discussion Vega Tuba-phone style M or Vegaphone
"Was that the one from Johnny Hayes?"
Jul 7, 2012
John McCarthy replied to John McCarthy's discussion Vega Tubaphone M wanted
"None the less, I have no interest whatsoever in a plectrum banjo,  my first post states exactly what im looking for, nothing else. again thanks j"
Apr 29, 2012
Hippenstiel, Joachim replied to John McCarthy's discussion Vega Tubaphone M wanted
"Sorry, I don't need to sell either I would hurt you. I made the banjo as I had the parts. the neck was complete w. stick. It's from sounding one of the best I ever had- so you have to wait till your maid come across. Joachim"
Apr 29, 2012
John McCarthy replied to John McCarthy's discussion Vega Tubaphone M wanted
"I'm not willing to offer anything for this, im not looking for a pot, Im looking for the full banjo.  Im a tenor banjo player and have no use for a plectrum banjo, I don't really into banjos assembled from bit and pieces of this and…"
Apr 29, 2012
Hippenstiel, Joachim replied to John McCarthy's discussion Vega Tuba-phone style M or Vegaphone
"Hi I have a Vega #9 plectrum banjo w. a  M pot 11 13/16  open back Joachim"
Apr 29, 2012
Hippenstiel, Joachim replied to John McCarthy's discussion Vega Tubaphone M wanted
"hi I have the pot you are looking for - 30hooks issue - the metal parts are re-plated nickel- it's fitted w. a #9 plectrum neck and X9 stick I may sell the pot alone.depends what you are willing to offer- Joachim"
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Vega Tubaphone M wanted

I put up a post before sometime back, I will just refresh my request.I am looking to buy a 17 fret Vega Style M with the larger pot size.  I would have a preference for a resonator.  It must be all there and in reasonable condition, it does not need to be set up to play.What Im not after:I'm not looking for the Fairbanks Vega Style M, this model does not have the word "Vega" on the headstock.There is a smaller pot version of this banjo as well which I have no interest in I know exactly the…See More
Apr 5, 2012
John McCarthy replied to GlengarSlasher's discussion Vega Style M
"I have had a serious interest in this banjo for over 20 years.  I have never actually owned one of them.  I had the loan of one on and off over the years. And although I am at present in the market looking and  willing to buy one, I…"
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Ayreforce Pyper replied to John McCarthy's discussion Vega Tuba-phone style M or Vegaphone
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May 27, 2011
Michael replied to John McCarthy's discussion Vega Tuba-phone style M or Vegaphone
"Hi,   Completely agree that Ebay can be good. Although you are taking a risk no matter where you get one. Don't think this is mentioned in the thread but this guy Mike is really good.. http://4stringbanjos.com I thought him honest, and has…"
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Billy Banjo replied to John McCarthy's discussion Vega Tuba-phone style M or Vegaphone
"Yes, the agony of buying a banjo, I remember it well.   In the end I went down the new road as I had been a couple of years sorting out what I wanted and figuring out the where n how. It cost me deep in the purse but when I finally got home…"
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At 7:33pm on April 5, 2011, Kevin Thomas said…

Hi John,

 

I take it is is safe to post email addresses here? Mine is padmount@aol.com and I live in Halifax, Yorkshire.

 

Cheers,

 

Kevin

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