Vega-Vox IV Tenor Banjo

Description (Brief)
This four-string tenor banjo was made by the Vega Instrument Company Inc. of Boston, Massachusetts around 1965-1966. It is a "Vega-Vox IV" model, serial number A-125768, with a carved neck and an elaborate resonator. This banjo is listed in the 1964 Vega banjo flyer as selling for $930.00 plus $75.00 extra for the carved neck. In the late 1950s-early 1960s when a “folk-revival” boom hit in the United States, Vega was one of the few companies still producing banjos.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Vega Instrument Co., Inc.
overall: 34 1/2 in x 13 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 87.63 cm x 34.29 cm x 8.89 cm
overall: 34 1/4 in x 13 3/4 in; 86.995 cm x 34.925 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
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Music & Musical Instruments
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Sharon L. Faina, In loving memory of H. E. Burton from his family
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