Vega® #2 Banjo
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Vega #2 banjo - back
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Vega® #2 Banjo
Vega® #2 Banjo
Vega® #2 Banjo
Vega® #2 Banjo
Vega® #2 Banjo

Vega® #2 Banjo

Regular price$4,999.00
  • Made In U.S.A.

The tubaphone tone ring creates that unique Vega tone in this professional quality maple banjo and the Vega No.2 is a true classic. Made of top grade curly maple and stained a gorgeous light amber, before being buffed to a high gloss, the Vega No. 2 is as inspiring to play as it is to admire.

Please note that all our Upperline models are built to order when ordering directly through us. We recommend using the CHECK DEALER STOCK button above to find a Deering Dealer that should have this model in stock and ready to ship or contact us to discuss options.

The tubaphone tone ring creates that unique Vega tone in this professional quality maple banjo. The Vega No.2 is a banjo made of top grade curly maple stained light amber and buffed to a high gloss. The dimensions of the neck are quite similar to the early Vega banjos - full, yet fast and comfortable. We make genuine Vega Tubaphone tone rings of brass to create a beautiful quality of tone and projection. We precisely fit the tubaphone tone ring to the 3-ply violin grade maple rim, which we also fit with a brass bracket band and frosted top head to create a crisp tone for all styles of music.

Whether you play old time, bluegrass, blues, classical, or compose your own music, the Vega No.2 offers a timeless classic reborn with traditional appearance, world renowned craftsmanship, and classic tone.


  • Width at nut 1.340”
  • Width at 12th 1.855”
  • Width at 22nd 1.985”
  • Thickness at 1st.860”
  • Thickness at 12th.820”
  • Peghead Width Top 2.64”
  • Peghead Width Bottom - 2.32”
  • Peghead Thickness .560”


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Neck Wood: Quartersawn AA Grade Curly Maple 
Neck Shape: Vega "D" Shape
Stain: Honey Amber
Finish: High Gloss
Nut Material: Bone
Tuners: Deering Planetary Tuners
5th String Tuner: Deering Gotoh Geared 5th String Tuner
Frets: 22 Nickel Silver Frets
Fingerboard: AA Grade Ebony
Inlays: Mother of Pearl Vega Inlay Pattern


Rim: 3-Ply Violin Grade Maple
Rim Diameter: 11"
Tone Ring: Genuine Brass Tubaphone Vega Tone Ring
Head: 11" Top Frosted Medium Crown
Tension Hoop: Notched Brass Tension Hoop
Hooks & Nuts: 24 Round J-Hooks and 1/4" Hex Nuts
Armrest: Deering Armrest
Hardware Plating: Nickel Plating
Bridge: 5/8" Deering Smile Bridge
Tailpiece: Deering Truetone Tailpiece
Finish: Hand Finished Satin Polyurethane

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Neck Width at the Nut: 1.340”
Scale Length Nut to Bridge: 26 1/4"
Rim Diameter: 11"
Overall Instrument Length: 37 1/2"
Weight Approx.: 8 lbs


The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Deering banjo a lifetime warranty ensuring thequality of our materials and workmanship.

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Strings, Tuning, Etc.

Comes strung with Deering Light Gauge Strings

Comes tuned: G, D, G, B, D
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Comes with a hardshell case.
NB: Due to current supply constraints, case brand may vary.

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