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Banjo Hardware Vega-style 'Old Time' Armrest 'Versatile' size fits many banjos

vega old time armrest
  • vega old time armrest
  • Old time wire armrest
  • £24.99

In bright nickel (as shown in photo) or in vintage plain Brass finish. The simple, comfortable, Vega-Style 'Old Time' armrest favoured by many Old Time players. Fits open back banjos that have 11" and 12" rims. Has 'feet' that are threaded for height adjustment. The 'feet' also swivel to fit most banjo bracket shoe spacings. The photograph shows the armrest fitted to one of our stock Deering Goodtime-Leader 'Maple Queen' old time open back banjos. Please see below for more details. Also Available in vintage style Plain Brass finish. Please use drop down box to choose.
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We ran out of this style armrest a long while ago! And in the words of our friends across the pond! Clawhammer players rejoice! 'Old-Time' Wire Armrest now back in stock!
Available again at last, one of the most sought-after armrests for traditional open-back banjos. This versatile early Vega-style armrest brings welcome relief from the uncomfortable edge of the tension hoop, while giving your banjo that great old-time look. Helps preserve the plating on the hoop, and saves wear at the edge of skin banjo heads, too. It fits 11"-diameter open-back banjos that use bracket shoes, and can be gently bent to fit 12" rims. Easy to install—the feet are threaded for height adjustment, and swivel to fit most bracket hook spacings.

We have been chasing to get this armrest back into stock for a long time, we are delighted that our USA suppliers contacted us In Nov 2010 to tell us that  'it is now back in production, and we can supply it to you once again'!


Delivery & Returns

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Due to increased absence levels, we’ve reviewed our timed guarantees for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am and 1pm services and will make the following changes.

For items posted from Tuesday 31 March 2020 onwards, our guarantee delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9.00am the next working day will change to by 12.00pm the next working day*. Our guaranteed delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1.00pm will change to by 9.00pm the next working day*.

We will endeavor to ensure that orders are speedily processed and despatched the same day if at all possible.

Ordered items requiring setting up in the workshop will be despatched within 1-2 days using DPD Local Next Day Delivery (next day being the day after it leaves Eagle Music Shop). On the day of delivery you will receive a text message with your hours delivery time slot

You will be informed immediately if there is a problem with any part of your order or if any item is 'out of stock'.

NB : Orders processed on a Saturday but will not leave us until the Monday as Royal Mail and DPD Local do not collect from us at the Weekend.

You can read our full deliveries policy here.

Should you not be entirely happy with your purchase, or you have ordered an incorrect item, Eagle Music is happy to refund your purchase (excluding postage) within 28 days providing the goods are in a fully resaleable condition (including the original undamaged packaging) and not featured within the Exclusion Policy. (Exclusions apply to selected products).

Please note the following exclusions:

DVD's and CD's cannot be returned unless they are faulty

Banjo heads cannot be returned once you have tried to fit them to your banjo

Harmonica's have a 7 day guarantee and can be returned within this time if they are found to be faulty

Goods must be returned to Eagle Music together with a covering letter and contact details so that the matter can be dealt with efficiently and promptly.

You can read our full returns policy here.


10 reviews for Banjo Hardware Vega-style 'Old Time' Armrest 'Versatile' size fits many banjos

Jeff Britton

by on 2018-12-03

I wanted an arm rest for my 5 String Banjo. After speaking to Eagle Music I established the best one to fit a 12 tension hook Banjo was the Vega style old time arm rest. It arrived as promised and fits perfectly.

Rated 5 out of 5

Jiri Jerabek

by on 2016-08-08

Perfect product that gives to my banjo a vintage look. Solid, light and easy to install.

Rated 5 out of 5

Patrick Beisly

by on 2015-12-23

All my friends

Rated 5 out of 5

nicholas buxton

by on 2015-12-23

Use them normally on older Banjos ,looks the part and does the job ,recommend for lighter banjos.

Rated 5 out of 5

Jaroslaw Siemienowicz

by on 2015-04-17

It's absolutely great armrest. Very easy to install. I can change height of armrest and distance from the rim as it has threads on both ends. Playing is much more comfortable and I do not touch banjo head with my wrist when I play. I'm very happy with this armrest!

Rated 5 out of 5

Gustav Hasting

by on 2015-02-13

It looks cool on a goodtime banjo, feels good too. The brass model is very soft though, mine was damaged during delivery cause it's so bendable.

Rated 3 out of 5

eric fletcher

by on 2014-04-19

They have time for you

Rated 5 out of 5

Frank Wortmann

by on 2014-03-26

It´s seems to me the perfect armrest for a small openback, because it doesn´t cover any part of the head (optically and soundwise).

Rated 5 out of 5

Giuseppe Maggioni

by on 2014-01-16


Rated 5 out of 5

Jean Michel HEINTZ

by on 2013-03-11

Good product for old banjos.

Rated 5 out of 5

Rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 10 customer reviews

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