Vega #2 Banjo

$4,149.00

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.

Neck:
Curly Maple
Light Amber Stain
Mother of Pearl Vega Inlay Pattern
22 Nickel Silver Frets
Adjustable Truss Rod
Ebony Fingerboard
Ivoroid Binding
Bone Nut
Traditional Vega Neck Shape
Deering Planetary Tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
High Gloss Finish

Pot:
Genuine Brass Tubaphone Vega Tone Ring
Vega precision 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Notched Brass Tension Hoop
Brass Bracket Band with Shoes
24 Round Hooks with 5/16″ Hex Nuts
11″ Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
Two Coordinator Rods for Adjustments
Deering Truetone Tailpiece
5/8″ Deering Maple/Ebony Bridge
Nickel Plated Hardware
Gloss Finish

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Tone:
The Vega No. 2 has a unique voice, a warm, round, vibrant tone.
It is balanced, full, round and yet sparkling with depth, responsiveness, and power.

Tuned:
G,D,G,B,D in standard tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 27″
Diameter 12″
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2"″
Weight Approx. 8 lbs

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Vega® Dragon Star Banjo

$8,099.00

A dramatic dragon is exquisitely inlayed in mother of pearl and abalone shell in the peghead of the Vega Dragon Star. The many scaled, fire breathing dragon's tail and claws are entwined around a bold Vega star amid vividly engraved in the classical tradition. Made for the dedicated frailing/clawhammer style player, at the base of the scooped ebony fingerboard is a delicate princess colorfully inlayed with hand-engraved detailing and the accented stars that are used as position markers. Bright sterling silver beams of light emanate from the end of her hand-held staff pointing in the direction of the dragon on the peghead of this elaborate banjo.
The precise Vega style 3-ply violin grade maple rim is hand fit with a genuine Vega Tubaphone tone ring, brass bracket band, and frosted top head to provide a clear tone across the entire range giving the professional player a deep bass with a bright treble and everything in between. Bearing the traditional frailing scoop favored by clawhammer players you can use this banjo to play any style you like. It is richly dynamic, accurate all the way up the neck, with a complete range of tone that is preferred by discerning professionals and collectors of fine instruments.

Neck:
Curly Maple
Light Amber Stained
Hand Engraved Dragon Inlaid in the peg-head
Traditional Vega Neck Shape
Frailing Scoop in the fingerboard
Vega Lady bearing a wand with Sterling Silver Rays inlaid in the fingerboard
22 Glued In Nickel Silver Frets
Ebony Fingerboard
Bone Nut
Traditional Vega Neck Shape
Deering Planetary Tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
High Gloss Finish
Ebony Heel Cap

Pot:
Genuine Brass Tubaphone Vega Tone Ring
3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim with Black Cap
Notched Brass Tension Hoop
Brass Bracket Band with 24 Shoes
24 Round Hooks with 5/16″ Hex Nuts
11″ Top Frosted Medium Crown Head
5/8″ Deering Maple/Ebony Bridge
Nickel Plated hardware
No Knot Tailpiece
Traditional Vega Armrest
Satin Finish on the Rim

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Tone:
Versatile, bright highs and deep bass notes; it is prized for its full, round and yet sparkling tone and for its depth,responsiveness, and power. It's lighter weight than a bluegrass banjo with a classic tone.

Tuned:
G,D,G,B,D in standard tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″,
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 27″
Diameter 12″
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2"
Weight Approx. 8 lbs

Warranty: Thetrust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence togrant every owner of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring thequality of our materials and workmanship

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Vega® Kingston Trio - Bob Shane Plectrum Banjo

$6,249.00

Played with a flat pick, and so called a "plectrum", The Bob Shane 50th Anniversary model celebrates the fact that the banjo music on the famous recording of the song, "Tom Dooley", was actually played by Bob Shane on a plectrum banjo that was tuned like the last four strings of a guitar! A Little known fact.

The Bob Shane Plectrum banjo is a professional grade banjo made beautifully figured natural koa wood buffed to a high gloss. It has a genuine Deering made Vega Tubaphone tone ring made of brass for outstanding quality of tone and projection. The precision Vega style 3-ply Maple Rim, hand fit with a genuine Vega Tubaphone Tone Ring, Brass Bracket Band, Frosted Top Head provides a crisp tone for all styles of music.

This is the perfect cross over banjo for guitar players who want that special banjo tone! Whether you play Kingston Trio style of popular folk music, classical, bluegrass, old fiddle tunes, blues, jazz or compose your own music with this wonderful plectrum banjo you get renowned craftsmanship, and classic tone.

Neck: 
Natural Koa
22 Glued In Nickel Silver Frets
Mother of Pearl Inlay in the Peghead
Mother of Pearl Vega Fingerboard Pattern
Traditional Vega Plectrum Neck Shape
Adjustable Truss Rod
Ebony Fingerboard
Ivoroid Binding
Bone Nut
Deering Planetary Tuners

Pot:
Genuine Brass Tubaphone Tone Ring
Premium 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Notched Brass Tension Hoop
Brass Bracket Band with Shoes
24 Round Hooks with 5/16″ Hex Nuts
11″ Frosted Bottom Medium Crown Head
Two Coordinator Rods for Adjustments
Deering Truetone Tailpiece
5/8″ Deering 6-string Compensated Maple/Ebony Bridge
Nickel Plated Hardware
Satin Finish
Open Back

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Tone: 
A warm round, vibrant tone with balanced responsiveness of highs and lows.

Tuned: 
C,G,B,D in standard plectrum tuning
D,G,B,E - the top 4 strings of the guitar
D,G,B,D - open G tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Dimensions:

Neck Width at the Nut 1 3/16″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Diameter 11″
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2"
Weight Approx. 7.5 lbs 

Lifetime Warranty
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Vega® Kingston Trio Long Neck Banjo

$6,249.00

Tuned in E or capoed in G, and great for deep singing voices, the Kingston Trio Long Neck celebrates the success of one of the longest living popular folk bands. If, like Greg Deering, you first found a love of the banjo from listening to the Kingston Trio, having one of these wonderful banjos makes you a part of something very special. You have a choice of color in selecting your Kingston Trio Long Neck banjo, you also get the beautiful Kingston Trio inlay in the fingerboard as a special commemorative model that celebrates their wonderful music.
The curly maple of the neck can be stained according to your color preference like the Vega banjos of Kingston Trio banjoists: George Grove – Rich Brown, John Stewart – Blond, and Dave Guard- Vintage Yellow & Brown.

Neck:
Beautiful Curly Maple
Traditional Vega Neck Shape
Adjustable Truss Rod
25 Nickel Silver Frets
Ebony Fingerboard
Mother of Pearl Kingston Trio inlays
Ivoroid Binding
Bone Nut
High Gloss Finish

Pot:
Quality 3-ply Maple Rim
Genuine Vega Tubaphone Tone Ring
Brass Bracket Band & Shoes
Brass Notched Tension Hoop
Frosted Top Medium Collar Head
24 Round Hooks and 5/16″ hex nuts
Nickel Plated Hardware

Optional Add-on: Add on a Long Shubb Capo or Spikes

Includes a Deering Longneck Hardshell Case

Tone:
Deep, balanced, full, round and sparkling tone with responsiveness, and power.

Tuned:
E,A,E,G#,B in standard E tuning
Can be Capoed at 3
rd fret for G tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 32 7/64″
Diameter 12″
Overall Instrument Length 43 1/2″

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Vega® Long Neck Banjo

$5,149.00

Pete Seeger invented the long neck banjo when he decided to have a luthier cut his neck and insert 3 additional frets into the length of it. Instead of tuning the newly revised banjo in G, he was able to tune it to an E (Tuned E,B,E,G#,B) which allowed him to sing in that lower key. A capo can be put on at the third fret and the banjo can be played in standard G tuning. With 3 extra frets, this low tuned (E) banjo not only sounds beautiful as a solo instrument, but it accompanies the voice with a deep, full and sparkling sound.

The Vega Long Neck is made with Deering's hand made, classic Tubaphone tone-ring. The solid brass bracket band is hand fitted to the violin grade three-ply rim. This pot design gives the Vega Long Neck Banjo a round full tone that sustains with a pure and clear sparkle.

Whether you want to re-create the folk music of the 1960's or musically travel into unexplored banjo territory or simply have a superb instrument to accompany vocals, the Vega Long Neck banjo will provide the versatile, sweet, beautiful banjo voice that has inspired generations of singers and players with its sparkling, deep and full sound; This banjo is one of the true classics of the 20th century and the new millennium.

Neck:
Walnut Stained Maple
Traditional Vega Neck Shape
Adjustable Truss Rod
25 Glued in Nickel Silver Frets
Natural Ebony Fingerboard
Ivoroid Binding
Bone Nut
High Gloss Finish

Pot:
3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Genuine Vega Tubaphone Tone Ring
Brass Bracket Band & Shoes
Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
24 Round Hooks and 5/16″ hex nuts
Nickel Plated Hardware

Optional Add-on: Add on a Long Shubb Capo or Spikes

Includes a Deering Long Neck Hardshell Case

Tone:
Deep, balanced, full, round and sparkling tone with responsiveness, and power.

Tuned:
E,B,E,G#,B in standard E tuning
Can be Capoed at 3rd fret for G tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 32 7/64″
Diameter 11″
Overall Instrument Length 43 1/2″

Warranty: Thetrust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence togrant every owner of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring thequality of our materials and workmanship

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Vega® Professional 19-Fret Tenor Banjo

$7,499.00

The famous Vega Pie Back Resonator projects the tone of this 19 fret Vega Professional Tenor banjo. Greg Deering re-created the process for making the pie back resonator of the excellent professional grade Tenor banjo. Made with a Tubaphone tone ring, it has the punch, crack, snap, whatever you call it, that quick response and brilliant clarity that perfect tenor sound that is the heart of Dixieland Jazz, Traditional Jazz, Ragtime and Swing, but can also be played and enjoyed in any style of music at the artists discretion. This professional banjo is beautifully made to a high standard of excellence and is a valuable and reliable instrument you can count on for years of enjoyment.

Neck:
Curly Maple stained light amber
19 Glued In Nickel Silver Frets
Mother of Pearl Vega Inlay Pattern
Adjustable Truss Rod
Ebony Fingerboard
Ivoroid Binding
Bone Nut
Traditional Vega Neck Shape
Deering Planetary Tuners

Pot:
Genuine Brass Tubaphone Vega Tone Ring
Vega precision 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Notched Brass Tension Hoop
Brass Bracket Band with Shoes
24 Round Hooks with 1/4″ Hex Nuts
11″ Frosted Bottom Medium Crown Head
Two coordinator rods for adjustments
Deering Truetone Tailpiece
5/8″ Deering Maple/Ebony Bridge
24 Vega Style Flange Pieces
Nickel Plated hardware
Stained Light Amber

Resonator:
Pie Back Curly Maple Resonator Custom made to attach to the Coordinator Rod by a screw in the center of the back
Gloss Finish

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Tone:
Loud, balanced, full, round and yet sparkling tone with depth responsiveness, and power.

Tuned:
C,G,D,A in standard tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 5/32″,
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 23″
Diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 35"″

Lifetime Warranty:

Thetrust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence togrant every owner of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring thequality of our materials and workmanship.

Coming soon!

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