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Deering Vega® Long Neck Banjo
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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. A capo can be put on at the third fret and the banjo can be played in standard G tuning. With 3 extra frets, this low tuned (E) banjo not only sounds beautiful as a solo instrument, but it accompanies the voice with a deep, full and sparkling sound.
The Vega Long Neck is made with Deering’s hand made, classic 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.
Whether you want to re-create the folk music of the 1960’s or musically travel into unexplored banjo territory or simply have a superb instrument to accompany vocals, the Vega Long Neck banjo will provide the versatile, sweet, beautiful banjo voice that has inspired generations of singers and players with its sparkling, deep and full sound; This banjo is one of the true classics of the 20th century and the new millennium.
Walnut Stained Maple
Traditional Vega Neck Shape
Adjustable Truss Rod
25 Glued in Nickel Silver Frets
Natural Ebony Fingerboard
High Gloss Finish
3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Genuine Vega Tubaphone Tone Ring
Brass Bracket Band & Shoes
Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
24 Round Hooks and 5/16″ hex nuts
Nickel Plated Hardware
Optional Add-on: Add on a Long Shubb Capo or Spikes
Includes a Deering Long Neck Hardshell Case
Deep, balanced, full, round and sparkling tone with responsiveness, and power.
E,B,E,G#,B in standard E tuning
Can be Capoed at 3rd fret for G tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 32 7/64″
Overall Instrument Length 43 1/2″
Warranty: Thetrust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence togrant every owner of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring thequality of our materials and workmanship