Douglas Unger Tubaphone

  • Excellent + Condition
  • Includes Hard Shell Case


A fantastic and early example of the pristine craftsmanship of Professor Douglas Unger featuring an original 10-15/16" Vega Tubaphone rim assembly, and stunning 27" scale maple neck; the banjo feels completely authentic down to the gorgeous heel carving, and period correct large neck profile. The sounds is precise, fully capable dynamically, and has a richness not often heard. The pot features all original hardware apart from reproduction No Knot tailpiece and wire armrest. The neck is three pieces, and was made using fine flamed maple; long heel carving looks nearly identical to originals; the engraved pearl work is in a class of its own, and features a dogwood flower on the face and back of peghead. Some cosmetic scratches here and there, but in exceptional condition overall.


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