Vega® Senator 6-String Banjo


Light weight and tuned like a guitar, for blues, rock, jazz, or any style you want to play, the Vega 6-string is a great sounding light weight openback banjo. It that plays beautifully and gives a rich warm banjo sound reminiscent of the 6-string banjos of the early 1900's but with a much better intonation and improved tone. It has clear and elegant banjo tone with bass notes that are full and round. It's a pure delight for the guitarist as an easy instrument that is similar in weight to a guitar, fingered the same as a guitar and is compatible as a second instrument for those special songs that come alive with the smile and sparkle of a banjo tone.

This open back Vega Senator 6-string banjo has the ease of playability that all Deering banjos are noted for, and the light weight desired by many banjo players without sacrificing sound quality and sustain.

Slender Guitar Shaped Neck
Radiused Ebony Fingerboard and Nut
Guitar Style Tuners
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets 

Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
Open Back 
Warm Brown Stained
Spun Brass Tone Ring
Beveled Tension Hoop
Shoe & Screw Bracket Assembly
24 Flat Hooks and 9/32″ Hex Nuts
11″ Medium Collar Fiberskyn Head
Deering Custom Made 6-String Tailpiece
Deering Compensated Maple/Ebony Bridge
Nickel Plated Hardware
Durable Satin Finish

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Provides brightness, sparkle, sustain and ease in playing; bright yet warm tone with great bass notes from the wound guitar strings. A soothing tone that is a joy to listen to and play.

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


Neck Width at the Nut 1 3/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Diameter 11″
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2"
Weight Approx. 6 lbs 


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