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Vega Banjo Mandolin Serial Numbers


YEARLAST NO.YEARLAST NO.YEARLAST NO.1875Earliest #24318753001880980188556001890(Electric #65)189114001895149001896(Metal nameplate)19001190001901(Whyte Laydie #20343)1904(Fire #23070)1905235001909(Tubaphone #25052)1910(F-V stamp)1910270001915322001920400001922-3(Vega stamp c.53000)19256750019309500019359822419409842919459860419509877919539898919549906719559921219569942719579958119589971619591000211960100559196110199819621start# 103001962last#.105221963121301964125641964212400119641256411965126771196612768119671285641968129119196912968205/15/70Sold to CFM197013004819711394001972New series starting M103/79Sold to Galaxyc1985Sold to Deering 1. Due to a printers' error, serial numbers with only 5 digits and on yellow labels were usedfrom 10/1962 (no. A-10300) to 2/1964 (A-12400). The "A" stands for "Ajustable truss rod."2. A new series of numbers was started in February, 1964.




Vega Banjo Mandolin Serial Numbers



In 1904, Vega acquired the instrument manufacturing firm (primarily building banjos) previously operated by A. C. Fairbanks. Vega also acquired the plectrum instrument division of Boston's Thompson & Odell Company, which made bowl-back mandolins, guitars, and several types of banjos. The emphasis remained true to Vega's origins, however, with about 60% of business centered on stringed instruments and 40% on brass.


The serial number on your Deering banjo will tell you when it was made and if the neck of your banjo matches the pot of your banjo. The last 4 digits are a neck number. These digits should match the 4 digits found on the back of the peghead of your banjo.


The other digits in the serial number can tell you when your banjo was made. The first two digits tell you the month the banjo was built, the last two digits before the dash or space will tell you the year, and the numbers in between are considered the number of that model we have made since we started the formal serial number system in 1987. For example: 0534599-7362 would be a banjo from May of 1999.


When C. F. Martin Co. bought the Vega banjo line in May of 1970, hundreds of parts were inherited from the Needham Heights factory near Boston. For several years, the Vega Martin banjo was an amalgam of parts from Massachusetts and Nazareth, PA. Old 6 digit Vega serial numbers persisted on a yellow sticker on the inner pot until production was moved to Pennsylvania in 1972.


Shubb is the first choice for many professionals that play 5-string, tenor and plectrum banjos and mandolin. The effective bar length is 1.5 inches with a flat profile. See also Shubb 5th string capo. In Nickel or Brass finish.


Hand crafted instrument strings exclusive to Eagle Music. These are the best quality strings for banjo, mandolin, bouzouki, cittern, guitar. Available in loop or ball end, phosphor bronze or nickel. The more you buy, the more you save with our exclusive quantity discounting.


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