Vega-style Banjo Armrest

Vega-style Banjo Armrest

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Vega-style Banjo Armrest

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Vega-style Banjo Armrest

About This Item

A nickel-plated brass reproduction of the early 1900s Vega armrest, it's secured by the banjo's bracket hooks.

Fits a 24 or 28-bracket banjo with 11" (279.40mm) diameter rim, or Vega-style 10-15/16" (277.81mm) diameter rim and 3-1/2" to 4-1/2" (88.90mm to 114.30mm) bracket hook spacings. It will also fit the Deering Goodtime banjo.

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  • 4.35 average rating from 17 reviews
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1.0

Not what I was looking for.

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Verified Buyer


I finally decided to pull my 1924 Vega Regent banjo out of the back of my closet after 50 years. I had played it in my late teens but life got in the way after. I had gotten so much pleasure from playing it that I never considered selling it. In the intervening years the armrest I had installed back in the day disappeared so I started looking for a replacement and found Stewart McDonald. Only 2 were carried so since one was for a 24 bracket hoop and mine had 28 and since it was a Vega I ordered the Vega-style. Unfortunately for me it was not at all what I wanted, no fault of StewMac. I really didn't understand what I was looking at. When it arrived I couldn't figure out how it was supposed to be mounted and then I saw it didn't look like the armrest I once had or what I see on every picture of banjos I see. With regret I sent it back.

Response from StewMac


Hi Mark,
Thank you for your order. We're very sorry the Vega-style Banjo Armrest wasn't right for your banjo. Our guarantee is 100% satisfaction in every way. If it doesn't meet your expectations, return it anytime for a refund or exchange. Our support team has decades of experience making customers happy.

4.0

Vega style armrest

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Verified Buyer


After futzing unsuccessfully with the brackets through the armrest slots, I used small strips of male/female Velcro on the brackets where they contact the armrest. T he armrest is in the low position which I prefer. It seems to work great.

5.0

Love this

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Verified Buyer


More comfortable and more stylish than your average armrest. I used this in conjunction with the non adjustable tailpiece. The banjo head looks clean and free of clutter.

4.0

Looks good.

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Verified Buyer


Easy mount, very functional

3.0

Does the job

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Verified Buyer


I bought two armrests to further lighten my Stelling Golden Cross and my Deering GDL banjos. The service rep showed me how to install them since they didn't fit the regular way. Great job! Since they didn't come in chrome, I had to have them chrome plated by a local company after I adjusted them to fit the curvature of both banjos. Since the dimensions of the majority of 5-string banjos is the same, they could have more closely matched them. I had to further adjust the curvature after chrome plating since I didn't make them perfect the first time. Once installed, however, they are just what the doctor ordered! After installing them, I found them $10 cheaper (each) on another website. Go figure...

5.0

EXCEEDS MY EXPECTATION

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Verified Buyer


Perfect fit, high quality finish and quick delivery. Does not distract from the beauty of the instrument.

MJC

5.0

Vega-Style Banjo Armrest

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Verified Buyer


High quality and quick shipment.

4.0

very neat and sleek

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Verified Buyer


I got this for my tenor banjo. I was confused on how it fastened on. A quick inquiry to the tech guys and they said to look at the pic in the catalog where it shows it on a banjo. I got in on quick, and it is very nice on the forearm now..

5.0

Also Fits...  Radio King Dirty Thirty Tenor

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Verified Buyer


I put one on a Vega once so I thought I would try this on the Radio King Dirty Thirty Tenor.

It does fit, but I had to round out (with a small round file) the outside edges of both slots about 1/8" on each side. Perfect.

5.0

Vega Rambler Fit

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Verified Buyer


I picked one up a while ago and it fit very nicely on a 50's Vega Rambler I was reconditioning. I'll try it again soon when another banjo comes onto the bench.

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 90 See Vega-style Banjo Armrest
on page 90 of our StewMac Digital Catalog