Vega Tubaphone No. 9


  • Excellent Condition
  • Year: circa 1925
  • Includes Original Hard Shell Case
  • Serial #: 53954

26017

Vega's top of the line offering, this is a desirable example of a Vega Tubaphone No. 9 dating from ca. 1925. The rim assembly measures 10-3/4" across, and is totally original down to the Kershner Unique tailpiece w/ adjustable cams; some honest tarnishing is present on plating, and minor cosmetic wear. The flamed maple neck has a 26" scale length ebony fingerboard w/ finely engraved pearl inlay and long detailed heel carving; original gold plated friction tuners w/ large pearl buttons present. The instrument plays and sounds great, with just some light forward relief. Included in sale is original bump hard case.


$8500.00


The Vega Tubaphone No. 9 in action

Featured Artist Ben Haravitch

Playing with The Brothers Blue, The Crawdiddies, and as the banjo player for the well respected Mount Pleasant String Band, Benny has shown that his playing is versatile and of the highest caliber. He now emerges with his new solo project, Warm Prickly. The album is half old-time tunes and country favorites and half original songs which focus on compassion towards those facing homelessness, addiction, and loneliness. Benny blends old-timey fiddle and banjo sounds with elements of Country and Cajun music forging an earthy yet atmospheric palette, always focused on the feel.

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