ON CONSIGNMENT, NO TRADE OFFERS PLEASE!
(USED) Here is a cool and collectable bluegrass banjo, built by Martin and branded as Vega in 1976. The country was gripped with bicentennial fever, and the spirit of '76 inspired a great many collectables all over America... and ain't nothing more American than bluegrass music!
Far from being a mere gimmick, this is actually a very well made banjo with a substantial tone ring and a clean, airy sound. It has a mahogany neck with an ebony fingerboard, 13 inlaid stars to represent the original 13 colonies. The mahogany resonator is double-bound and also has ornamental herringbone trim and an eagle inlay on the back.
This is #16 of only 76 instruments made for the occasion, and there is a brass plate on the back of the peghead that reads as follows:
"Bicentennial commemorative limited edition, Model V 76, This #16 of 76, Serial #1540"
Condition is EXCELLENT with no significant fret wear, a nice clean head, great playability and a hard case. There is a bit of finish haze on the back of the resonator, but it is otherwise pristine.
AMW Price: $2,400 (Online checkout... on consignment, no trades!)
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