Most Popular Clawhammer Banjos

Most Popular Clawhammer Banjos

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      Here is a collection of some of our most popular banjos for playing clawhammer banjo.  You can play clawhammer on any 5-string banjo, but these are the ones our customers use the most. If you are interested in learning what is clawhammer banjo and how to play clawhammer banjo, click here!

      Vega Vintage Star

      Featuring a Dobson tone ring
      Vega Vintage Star banjo - neck and pot on bridge
      Vega Vintage Star banjo - front straight
      Vega Vintage Star banjo - back
      Vega Vintage Star banjo - star inlay
      Vega Vintage Star banjo and case on bridge
      Vega Vintage Star banjo - peghead front on bridge
      Vega Vintage Star banjo - peghead mountains
      Vega Vintage Star banjo - front with case in field
      Vega Vintage Star banjo - scooped fingerboard
      Vega Vintage Star banjo case
      Vega Vintage Star banjo - neck and pot straight
      Vega Vintage Star banjo - curly maple wood armrest
      Vega Vintage Star banjo rim and neck
      Vega Vintage Star banjo neck and rim side
      Vega Vintage Star banjo rim inside
      Vega Vintage Star banjo - neck and pot back
      Vega Vintage Star banjo - front straight pot
      Vega Vintage Star banjo - back pot
      Vega Vintage Star banjo - front fingerboard and peghead
      Vega Vintage Star banjo heel back
      Vega Vintage Star banjo rim hardware
      Vega Vintage Star banjo peghead front
      Vega Vintage Star banjo peghead back
      Vega® Vintage Star
      Vega Vintage Star banjo - front peghead
      Vega Vintage Star banjo - smile bridge

      Vega® Vintage Star

      Regular price$2,499.00
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      At the heart of the Vintage Star lies a stunning Dobson tone ring. Originally patented by Henry Dobson in 1881, the Dobson balances the low ends with clear highs, and adds just the right amount of sustain to the banjo. The brass Dobson glows from behind the renaissance head, which itself sits on a thinner walled, 12” violin grade maple rim.  A knotless tailpiece tops off the set up to produce a classic old-time tone.

      The Vintage Star features a durable, low maintenance frosty bronze powder finish, that accents the exotic smokey streaks running through the ebony of the fingerboard. The finish also happens to be hypoallergenic, which, along with the matching maple armrest makes for a truly comfortable playing experience.

      One thing is for certain. The Vintage Star is a timeless instrument and it is as beautiful to look at as it is to listen to. Find one at select Deering dealers today.

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