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Vega-style Banjo Armrest

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Vega-style Banjo Armrest

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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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5.0

A nice addition to my cheap . . er, inexpensive banjo.

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Arguably, I didn't really need this because my banjo has a synthetic head but it is a nice addition to my Rogue open-backed 5-string banjo. I don't know why it doesn't already come with one but no matter, you can get one at Stew-Mac. Took a couple of minutes to install.

I was a little worried at first because on my banjo the spacing on the hooks is uneven at that section of the drum. But, there was no problem, it fit right in perfectly with no modifications to the rest or the banjo.

5.0

Vega type armrest

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As a bluegrass player I have always used the Mastertone style armrest in the past and will continue to in the future. However, the Vega style armrest fits better on the last banjo I built because the styling is more representative of the parlor banjos made by various other makers of the past. The higher armrest puts the hand at a different picking angle and is very comfortable to use. It makes for a nice change.

4.0

Great Solution...

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I actually used this part on my Reverend Flatroc to smooth out the rough edge that guitar has where you rest your arm. It worked very well but does need some adjustment to fit well. The part is fairly easy to manipulate and it looks like it belongs on the guitar.



I'm still waiting to see how the nickel plating holds up but I'm very pleased at the results and inexpensive to boot!

5.0

Vega Style Armrest

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Excellent choice--simple and effective.

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