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Deering Vega® #2 Banjo
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The tubaphone tone ring creates that unique Vega tone in this professional quality maple banjo. The Vega No.2 is a banjo made of top grade curly maple stained light amber and buffed to a high gloss. The dimensions of the neck are quite similar to the early Vega banjos – full, yet fast and comfortable. We make genuine Vega Tubaphone tone rings of brass to create a beautiful quality of tone and projection. We precisely fit the tubaphone tone ring to the 3-ply violin grade maple rim, which we also fit with a brass bracket band and frosted top head to create a crisp tone for all styles of music.
Whether you play old time, bluegrass, blues, classical, or compose your own music, the Vega No.2 offers a timeless classic reborn with traditional appearance, world renowned craftsmanship, and classic tone.
From the Manufacturer’s Website – a demonstration:
Light Amber Stain
Mother of Pearl Vega Inlay Pattern
22 Nickel Silver Frets
Adjustable Truss Rod
Traditional Vega Neck Shape
Deering Planetary Tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
High Gloss Finish
Genuine Brass Tubaphone Vega Tone Ring
Vega precision 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Notched Brass Tension Hoop
Brass Bracket Band with Shoes
24 Round Hooks with 5/16″ Hex Nuts
11″ Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
Two Coordinator Rods for Adjustments
Deering Truetone Tailpiece
5/8″ Deering Maple/Ebony Bridge
Nickel Plated Hardware
Includes a Deering Hardshell Case
The Vega No. 2 has a unique voice, a warm, round, vibrant tone.
It is balanced, full, round and yet sparkling with depth, responsiveness, and power.
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″
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 thequality of our materials and workmanship.