Vega Old Time Wonder 12" Rim
The Vega Old Time Wonder Scoop
Deering Knotless Tail Piece and Smile Banjo Bridge
Vega Old Tyme Wonder banjo - front
Vega Old Tyme Wonder banjo - back
Vega Old Tyme Wonder banjo - peghead

Vega® Old Time Wonder Banjo

Regular price$2,349.00
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For Clawhammer banjoists who prefer a scooped neck to ease plucking 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 the 12" violin grade maple rim and install a fiberskyn head over the rim, attaching a Deering designed "Knot-Less" tailpiece″ for a modern twist on a traditional old time sound. This is a light weight banjo that is made especially for musicians who want the warmer tones that go well in a string band with a fiddle and bass.

For clawhammer banjoists who prefer a 12" rim for more bass response and 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 tailpiece″ for a traditional old time sound. This is a lightweight banjo that is made especially for musicians who want the warmer tones that go well in a string band with a fiddle and bass.

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.

Specifications

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Neck

Neck Wood: Quartersawn Maple
Neck Shape: Vega "D" Shape with Scoop
Stain: Brown Mahogany
Finish: Satin
Nut Material: Ebony
Tuners: Deering Planetary Tuners
5th String Tuner: Deering Gotoh Geared 5th String Tuner
Frets: 22 Nickel Silver Frets

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Pot

Rim: 3-Ply Violin Grade Maple
Rim Diameter: 11"
Tone Ring: None Required
Head: 12" Fiberskyn Low Crown
Tension Hoop: Beveled Tension Hoop
Hooks & Nuts: 24 Flat J-Hooks and 9/32″ Hex Nuts
Armrest: Traditional Vega Armrest
Hardware Plating: Nickel
Tailpiece: Deering Knot-Less Tailpiece
Finish: Hand Finished Satin Polyurethane

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Dimensions

Neck Width at the Nut: 1 1/4"
Scale Length Nut to Bridge: 26 1/4"
Rim Diameter: 11"
Overall Instrument Length: 37 1/2"
Weight Approx.: 5 lbs

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Warranty

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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