Deering Vega 12" Rim Old Tyme Wonder

Vega 12 inch OTW

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  • £1,279.00
  • RRP £1,673.85
  • Save £394.85

The Vega 12 inch rim 'Old Tyme Wonder' open back banjo with 'scooped' neck and inlaid Vega 'Star' in the headstock. Crafted by Deering with a superb blend of today's technology and yesterday's classic tone. This is a light weight banjo that is made especially for musicians who want the mellower banjo sound and a lovely full tone.
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Deering Vega 12 " rim Old Tyme Wonder Specification:

Now with a featuring the new Grand 12" Rim, this banjo is perfect for old time clawhammer banjoists. The wider 12" rim brings out more bass response and truly gives a great old time banjo tone when paired with the fiberskyn head. Featuring a scooped neck to ease playing over the fingerboard. 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.

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.

A favourite with Old Time & Claw Hammer style players ..
The new Vega banjos are the culmination of years of evolution and development, producing powerful, folk and early style banjos that are as much at home in today’s music as they were in years past. The sounds of these banjos are ideal for old time music, fingerstyle, clawhammer, folk, classical, ragtime, and for classic turn of the century parlor music.

Vega banjos are also a perfect choice for any player who wants a powerful, versatile banjo that is not too heavy. (Try these with a few bluegrass licks and you’ll see what we mean by versatile.) Surpassing early Vega banjos in quality, parts, and craftsmanship, the new Vega banjos by Deering blend the best of today’s technology with yesterday’s classic tones.
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.

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.

 

Neck:

  • Deep Warm Brown Stained Maple Neck
  • Scooped Ebony Fingerboard
  • Adjustable Truss Rod
  • 17 Nickel Silver Pressed in Frets
  • Traditional Vega Neck Shape
  • Deering Planetary Tuners
  • Deering Geared 5th String Tuner

Pot:

  • New Grand 12" Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
  • Shoe & Screw Bracket Assembly
  • Beveled Tension Hoop
  • 12″ Fiberskyn Medium Collar Head
  • 24 Flat Hooks and 9/32″ Hex Nuts
  • Vega Armrest
  • Deering 'Knotless' old time tailpiece
  • Nickel Plated Hardware
  • Satin Finish

Price Includes a Deering/Vega Hardshell Openback 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 tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Diameter 12″
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2"
Weight Approx. 5 lbs

Lifetime 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 work 

Each banjo we supply is individually set up in our on-site Banjo Specialist Workshop here at Eagle Music. Any Banjo purchased from Eagle will be fully SET UP, checked for intonation and playability and tuned ready for playing straight out of the box! 

Specification

Category 5 String Banjo
Playing Level Intermediate, Professional
Playing Style Frailing / Clawhammer
Banjo Pot Size 12 inch Pot
Body Type Open back
Number of Frets 22
Tuning Pegs Rear Facing Planetry Pegs
Supplied with Case/Gig Bag Deluxe Hard Case
Manufacturers Warranty Lifetime
Delivery & Returns

We will endeavor to ensure that orders are speedily processed and despatched the same day if at all possible.

Ordered items requiring setting up in the workshop will be despatched within 1-2 days using Interlink Express Next Day Delivery (next day being the day after it leaves Eagle Music Shop).

You will be informed immediately if there is a problem with any part of your order or if any item is 'out of stock'.

You can read our full deliveries policy here.

Should you not be entirely happy with your purchase, or you have ordered an incorrect item, Eagle Music is happy to refund your purchase (excluding postage) within 28 days providing the goods are in a fully resaleable condition (including the original undamaged packaging) and not featured within the Exclusion Policy. (Exclusions apply to selected products).

Please note the following exclusions:

DVD's and CD's cannot be returned unless they are faulty

Banjo heads cannot be returned once you have tried to fit them to your banjo

Harmonica's have a 7 day guarantee and can be returned within this time if they are found to be faulty

Goods must be returned to Eagle Music together with a covering letter and contact details so that the matter can be dealt with efficiently and promptly.

You can read our full returns policy here.

Reviews

1 reviews for Deering Vega 12" Rim Old Tyme Wonder

Jason Cleary

by on 2017-04-12

This banjo has a nice warm mellow sound but still has plenty of volume. I use it for playing at home and so cannot comment on volume in a jam situation. The neck is fast and comfortable to play and the Deering tuners work well. It looks nice in an understated way. There is a lovely curly maple finish to the outside of the rim. As always try before you buy, but this is a nice banjo and worth your consideration. And no, at least for me, this is not just a souped up goodtime banjo : )

Rated 4 out of 5

Rated 4 out of 5 based on 1 customer reviews

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