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Vega® Old Tyme Wonder Banjo

$1,989.00

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Description

For Clawhammer banjoists who prefer a scooped neck to ease plucking their banjos over the fingerboard we make the Vega Old Tyme 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 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.

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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 Tyme 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 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.

It is the mellowest banjo sound, a lovely full tone. The Old Tyme Wonder is reliable and exceptional in tone, playability, versatility and responsiveness, with a round wooody tone perfect for old time string bands.

Banjo Specs

Neck:

  • Deep Warm Brown Stained Maple Neck
  • Slender Vega Neck Shape
  • Scooped Ebony Fingerboard
  • Adjustable Truss Rod
  • Ebony Fingerboard and Nut
  • Deering Planetary Tuners
  • Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
  • Durable and Elegant Satin Finish

Pot:

  • 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim - 11" or 12"
  • Shoe & Screw Bracket Assembly
  • Beveled Tension Hoop
  • 24 Flat Hooks and 9/32″ Hex Nuts
  • 11" Fiberskyn Medium Crown Head
  • Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
  • Nickel Plated Hardware
  • Deering Knot-Less Tailpiece
  • Vega Armrest
  • Durable and Elegant Satin Finish

Includes a Vega Hardshell Case

Tone:

The mellowest and most gentle banjo sound, a lovely full tone. The Old Tyme Wonder is reliable and exceptional in tone, playability, versatility and responsiveness, with a woody thunkiness that is perfect for old time string bands.

Tuned:

g,D,G,B,D in standard G tuning

Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Strings

Dimensions:

  • Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
  • Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
  • Rim Diameter 11″ or 12"
  • Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2"
  • Weight Approx. 8 lbs

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 the quality of our materials and workmanship.

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