: That's a pretty good idea, Rick, and would make a really sweet banjo, but it would
: cost most than the $975 you'd pay for the Vega tenor and the new neck:
: 1. New headstock tuners and a fifth-string tuner (approx. $100 for a set of Gotoh
: 2. You'd need a luthier to fit the new neck to the Vega pot. He'd have to steam out
: the dowel stick from the Vega pot, install it in the new neck, and cut the heel to
: fit the Vega pot. I'm not sure of the cost for that, but it would have to be done by
: a good banjo luthier because that's precision work. It has to be done just right for
: the best sound and for low action.
: In the end, it would probably cost a lot less than an original Vega five-string
: tubaphone. I like conversions because there is a real mojo to those old pots.