Thanks! It was my dads. 1927 Vega. His brother had dug in out of a dumpster behind a bar in Auburn California. At 14 years old, my dad bought it from him…but only because his brother had priced the banjo in a “bundle deal” with a WW1 1903 Springfield Rifle and a case of ammo. Dad didn’t care about the banjo, but he wanted that rifle. I think he paid $35 for the whole package deal…and that put him on the path to learning to play. Our family wasn’t particularly musical until that time forward, so this banjo is big reason for music in my life. Now that my dad has passed, it’s one of my most sentimental belongings. I still have that old rifle too…lol.