1950s Vega Baritone Ukulele

Vega baritone ukuleles like this guy fall somewhere between a Favilla level of quality and a Martin level, but are much more firmly close to the Favilla mark. You can hear in the video that this thing sounds great, though -- it's got good sustain and a sweet, round sound.

It's got a typical-ish 19 1/8" scale length, solid mahogany build throughout, rosewood fretboard and bridge, and synthetic nut and saddle. If I had to guess I'd say this is mid-'50s or later.

It's a customer's instrument and was just here for repairs -- which it got, including a neck reset, fret level/dress, side dots install, saddle adjustment, and a set of new geared Gotoh pegs for the headstock. Who likes friction pegs? I don't. I used to pretend about 10 years ago that I thought they were fine, but I've become a much lazier player these days and now abhor them. The Gotohs keep my ukes in tune all year long around the house...









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