Vega was a highly regarded Boston manufacturer of professional quality banjos, guitars, and mandolins.
Because of the popularity of Hawaiian music, a line of electric lap steel guitars was introduced in 1936.
The Vega Commander model features a solid wood body painted black and highlighted with a cream color. Its cool art deco design includes a Brazilian rosewood fretboard, multi-colored position dots, and inlaid fret markers.
The single coil "high fidelity" pickup produces a warm vintage sound perfect for that liquid Hawaiian tone.Vintage
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HIMELE is a Hawai‘i non-profit corporation that supports music enrichment and education for people of all ages. Our purpose is to educate, promote, and perpetuate Hawaiian music, Hawaiian culture and Hawaiian musical instruments.
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