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 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.

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

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

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.

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

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