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Vega® Banjos

The story of how Greg Deering came to own the 200-year-old Vega trademark is one of childhood dreams and an unmissable opportunity. Since that day in 1989, Deering has breathed new life into the Vega name, blending over a century of tradition with Deering's banjo building expertise, to create a range of heritage rich open back and longneck banjos that are as integral to the modern folk sounds of The Avett Brothers as they were to Pete Seeger’s personal revolution.

Vega Senator 5-String Banjo

A spun brass tone ring, ideal for Old Time, Classical, Folk, Civil War music, over 100 years of Vega tradition and Deering's innovative approach to banjo crafting went into the creation of the Vega Senator model. The spun brass tone ring gives it a bright yet warm tone. The Senator has the time honored vintage Vega peghead profile, and a rich warm brown stained maple neck with adjustable tru...

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Vega White Oak Banjo 12"

“The quality of the tone is what matters. If it doesn't move you when you play...if it doesn't move something in you then it doesn't matter what its made out of. In the white oak, I found yet another voice that I hadn't heard in any of the banjos that I own.” - Rik Barron, Deering Artist The Vega White Oak banjos are ideal for clawhammer and folk music and players will marvel at the b...

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Vega White Oak Banjo 11"

“The quality of the tone is what matters. If it doesn't move you when you play...if it doesn't move something in you then it doesn't matter what its made out of. In the white oak, I found yet another voice that I hadn't heard in any of the banjos that I own.” - Rick Barron, Deering Artist The Vega White Oak banjos are ideal for clawhammer and folk music and players will marvel at the ...

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Vega Old Time Wonder Banjo with 12" Rim

It is the mellowest banjo sound, a lovely full tone. The Old Time Wonder is reliable and exceptional in tone, playability, versatility and responsiveness, with a round woody tone perfect for old time string bands.  

$2,199.00

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Vega Old Time Wonder Banjo

For clawhammer banjoists who prefer a scooped neck to ease playing their banjos over the fingerboard we make the Vega Old Time Wonder. We build in a traditional "scoop″ that allows more room for the fingers and thumb of the right hand to pluck the strings over the fingerboard. We steam and bend our violin grade maple rim and install a fiberskyn head over the rim, attaching a classic "no knot...

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Vega Little Wonder Banjo

Now available with a 12" rim! When you step up to a Little Wonder you get a banjo featuring a durable ebony fingerboard which gives you the look and feel of a professional instrument. Both the comfortable neck and quality rim are stained a deep warm brown. The pot has a coordinator rod that easily and accurately adjusts the banjos "action″ or string height for easy playability. The ...

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Vega #2 Banjo

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 an...

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Vega Dragon Star Banjo

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 colorful...

$8,099.00

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Vega Long Neck Banjo

A classic Vega Long Neck banjo, created with the inclusion of a Vega 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. Pete Seeger invented the long neck banjo when he decided to have a luthier cut his neck and insert 3...

$5,149.00

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Vega White Oak Long Neck Banjo 11"

“The quality of the tone is what matters. If it doesn't move you when you play...if it doesn't move something in you then it doesn't matter what its made out of. In the white oak, I found yet another voice that I hadn't heard in any of the banjos that I own.” - Rick Barron, Deering Artist The Vega White Oak banjos are ideal for clawhammer and folk music and players will marvel at the ...

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Vega Woodsongs Campfire Long Neck Banjo

A mahogany, warm and woody, light weight longneck banjo, the Woodsongs Campfire Longneck is a collaboration between Michael Jonathan of Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour and the Deerings to create a banjo like the one Michael plays that is affordable for his broad audiences.Featuring a violin grade maple rim without a tone ring, you get a warm, round note that is great for singing along....

$2,219.00

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Vega® Professional 19-Fret Tenor Banjo

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 D...

$7,499.00

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Vega Kingston Trio Long Neck Banjo

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 T...

$6,249.00

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Vega Kingston Trio - Bob Shane Plectrum Banjo

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 ...

$6,249.00

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Vega Little Wonder Banjo | Festival Demo Sale

Now available with a 12" rim! When you step up to a Little Wonder you get a banjo featuring a durable ebony fingerboard which gives you the look and feel of a professional instrument. Both the comfortable neck and quality rim are stained a deep warm brown. The pot has a coordinator rod that easily and accurately adjusts the banjos "action″ or string height for easy playability. The ...

$1,899.00

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Vega Long Neck Banjo | Festival Demo Sale

A classic Vega Long Neck banjo, created with the inclusion of a Vega 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. Pete Seeger invented the long neck banjo when he decided to have a luthier cut his neck and insert 3...

$5,149.00

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