My Dad was a tenor player. he was given a Vox tenor to be used exclusively when touring and appearing with the Art Mooney orchestra in the 1940's.
He and Peabody were great friends. Peabody's endorsement deal had him receive 2 Voxes per year to be used exclusively. At the end of one year he would be given two new ones and could do as he wished with the year old models.
One of these "Year old" versions ended up with my Father. After his death it was eventually sold to one of his students and close friend. This gent basically offered me a blank check for the instrument. I found it's actual value and sold it to him for 1/2 that amount. My dad had always told me, knowing my interest in the Kingston Trio, "If you're gonna play that..."Stuff", some day you'll want a Martin guitar. The proceeds from the Peabody Vega funded that first Martin.
The gent that had bought it, was getting well up in age some years ago, and moving to another country for retirement. He wanted to make sure the banjo went to the right person and he Gave it to Sean Moyses. Sean is an Englishman and a serious devotee of Eddie Peabody. He makes his living as a plectrum bajo player and is a fantastic talent. A nice guy as well. he attends our NAIBC show every year. Check him out on You tube.