Hi, I recently purchased a Vega # 2 bowl back off ebay. The instrument plays great and sounds terrific. It has a serial # of 17421. I was wondering if anyone could give me an approximation of this instrument's date.
The label reads Vega guitars, mandolins,zithers,bandurrias.
Since Vega purchased Fairbanks banjo co. in 1904, I'm wondering if they ever added the word banjos to their label after that date?
By the way, has anyone ever seen a Vega bandurria? I perform from time to time with a Philippine rondalla group playing Philippine bandurria (14 strings vs 12). Would love to perhaps acquire a Vega bandurria.