Pete Seeger with his Long Neck Banjo

Long Neck Banjos

      The first 25 fret long neck banjo started out as a standard 22 fret neck banjo.  Folk legend, Pete Seeger, explained in his banjo instruction book that he had the neck of his banjo cut, and a section of the neck was added that had three more frets in it, and the long neck banjo was born.  The Vega Banjo Company decided to make the long neck a standard model when customers were asking for a banjo like Pete’s.