Vega® Long Neck Banjo
Vega® Long Neck Banjo
Vega® Long Neck Banjo
Vega® Long Neck Banjo
Vega® Long Neck Banjo
Vega® Long Neck Banjo
Vega® Long Neck Banjo
Vega® Long Neck Banjo
Vega® Long Neck Banjo
Vega® Long Neck Banjo

Vega® Long Neck Banjo

Regular price$5,399.00
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  • Made In U.S.A.

Pete Seeger invented the long neck banjo when he decided to have a luthier cut his neck and insert 3 additional frets into the length of it. Instead of tuning the newly revised banjo in G, he was able to tune it to an E (Tuned E,B,E,G#,B) which allowed him to sing in that lower key. With 3 extra frets, this low tuned banjo not only sounds beautiful as a solo instrument, but it accompanies the voice with a deep, full and sparkling sound.


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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 additional frets into the length of the banjo so that he could tune it lower to open E tuning.

Specifications

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Neck

Neck Wood: Quartersawn AA Grade Curly Maple 
Neck Shape: Vega "D" Shape
Stain: Dark Walnut
Finish: High Gloss
Nut Material: Bone
Tuners: Deering Planetary Tuners
5th String Tuner: Deering Gotoh Geared 5th String Tuner
Frets: 25 Glued In Nickel Silver Frets

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Pot

Rim: 3-Ply Violin Grade Maple
Rim Diameter: 11"
Tone Ring: Genuine Brass Tubaphone Vega Tone Ring
Head: 11" Top Frosted Medium Crown
Tension Hoop: Notched Brass Tension Hoop
Hooks & Nuts: 24 Round J-Hooks and 5/16″ Hex Nuts
Armrest: Deering Armrest
Hardware Plating: Nickel
Bridge: 5/8" Deering Smile Bridge
Tailpiece: Deering True Tone Tailpiece
Finish: Hand Finished Satin Polyurethane

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Dimensions

Neck Width at the Nut: 1 1/4"
Scale Length Nut to Bridge: 32 7/64"
Rim Diameter: 11"
Overall Instrument Length: 43 1/2"
Weight Approx.: 8 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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Specs
Strings, Tuning, Etc.

Comes strung with Deering Light Gauge Strings

Comes tuned: e,B,E,G#,B in standard E tuning
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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