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.
Includes a Vega Hardshell Case
The mellowest and most gentle banjo sound, a lovely full tone. The Old Time Wonder is reliable and exceptional in tone, playability, versatility and responsiveness, with a woody thunkiness that is perfect for old time string bands.
g,D,G,B,D in standard G tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
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 the quality of our materials and workmanship.