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Geri's Vintage Steels

1955 Vega Commander

January 2, 2019 • Geronimo "Geri" ValdrizInstruments and Luthiers

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.

1955 Vega Commander

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.

1955 Vega Commander

The single coil "high fidelity" pickup produces a warm vintage sound perfect for that liquid Hawaiian tone.

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