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Vega 1967 Pete Seeger Long Neck Banjo

New Price$1,975
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Listed:2 years ago
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Lee Music
Atlanta, GA, United States
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This is an amazing sounding 1967 Vega Pete Seeger long neck banjo...no exaggeration. This was well played by a folkie who bought it new, played it hard, but cared for it. The maple neck is straight and solid, and the frets are in good shape. The original owner installed the Vega Pittman sliding 5th string capo. It works perfect. He also removed the 5th string nut and added a spike which works perfect and was a modification folks did back then. You could replace it, but I wouldn't. The heal cap was lost decades ago, but it's not structural, and about half the 60's Pete Seegers weren't built with a heal cap; they were stained and lacquer coated like the rest of the neck. The headstock has crazing, but only in the finish, not the wood. The inlay is perfect. One of the coolest things about this machine is the original owner installed an eyebolt for a strap like Pete, but in the heel, and there's no way I was ever going to remove it. It's function, but also a great addition to the folk mojo of this fine sounding machine. The hardware shows some wear, but this isn't a museum piece, it's a player, and it's deep growl and ringing mids will satisfy, for certain! The maple pot is in great condition. The Waverly tailpiece is missing the adjuster screw, but no one needs that. It's set to growl height. The 10 15/16" head is a new Remo Renaissance from Smakula Fretted Instruments, so the side has the Remo name, but not the skin, thankfully. The P.A.F. Grover sealed tuners are original, very clean, and tune like butta. There is no case, however it will be well packed on its way to you. 

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