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These vegas are quality instruments as can be seen when you own one.The one for sale is listed at 95 by Vintage insruments so they also agree that they are quality.The 8xxx number you mention is not easy to fit into these numberings.Is it possible there is a leading "9" which you aren't reading for some reason? I've read that Gibson or Epiphone re-started their serializations for electric instruments. comes in at 1946 on that list which starts with a 9....around then...my serial number is a four figure one begining 86**so i think we are clutching at straws.... i have just found and purchased a brochure of VEGA ELECTRIC INSTRUMENTS containing banjos steels and mandolins cataloge #3 dated 1939! ......they were available then as i thought....until i receive the cataloge from USA to UK i will not see what it contains.....getting exciting now I'm even more certain of the source of these mandolins. The larger the number produced, the more that still exist.There is more Strad-O-Lin information available in the Strad-O-Lin Social Group pages. Barring some major information surfacing you may never be able to date it by the serial number. i know that site and know about the vega banjo numbers. They obviosly made a few thousand mandolins as there is 3500 numbers between the one being sold by vintage instruments and mine.The heel of the neck and the headstock are pretty standard Stad-O-Lin style. There does not seem to be many electric ones however.All i need is a list of years and serial numbers of these instruments which appear to have been numbered 1 to perhaps 9000.....perhaps 1940 to 1960...... That information doesn't exist as far as I know, there aren't too many of these that surface.

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I'm afraid i cannot see a connection between vega and Strad kind regards Bob The Strads were all over the place and possibly built by different builders, had different models in different trim.

This is not my instrument but is the same as mine.... its a D100....early electric.....has an advert and pictures......

Its serial number is #5277....has a write up on their for sale pages with more pics..... I am trying to date this one and mine Jim My Stream on Soundcloud Facebook Playing lately: 1923 Gibson A2 black snakehead -- Brentrup A4C -- 1915 Frank Merwin Ashley violin -- Huss & Dalton DS -- 1937 Gibson L-Century -- 1939 Gibson L-00 -- ca. 1923 Vega Style M tenor banjo -- Gibson TB-Junior page.

They were a brand name owned by a marketing company. If I gave you a full shot of the back you'd see it.

I wouldn't assume they made thousands Vega mandolins even with the numbers.

I'm afraid i cannot see a connection between vega and Strad kind regards Bob The Strads were all over the place and possibly built by different builders, had different models in different trim.This is not my instrument but is the same as mine.... its a D100....early electric.....has an advert and pictures......Its serial number is #5277....has a write up on their for sale pages with more pics..... I am trying to date this one and mine Jim My Stream on Soundcloud Facebook Playing lately: 1923 Gibson A2 black snakehead -- Brentrup A4C -- 1915 Frank Merwin Ashley violin -- Huss & Dalton DS -- 1937 Gibson L-Century -- 1939 Gibson L-00 -- ca. 1923 Vega Style M tenor banjo -- Gibson TB-Junior page.They were a brand name owned by a marketing company. If I gave you a full shot of the back you'd see it.I wouldn't assume they made thousands Vega mandolins even with the numbers.Gibson and Martin are notable exceptions as they have had somewhat continuous operations.