Deering Vega White Oak 12" Openback 5 String Banjo

Vega White Oak 12

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Vega White oak 12" Openback Banjo

  • £1,499.00
  • RRP £1,699.00
  • Save £200.00

The Vega White Oak is a Brand New Model, beautifully made in White Oak with the 12" Grand Rim. Ideal for clawhammer and folk music, players will marvel at the extra bass from the bigger rim 12" and a banjo that weighs less than 6 pounds! Available in 11" or 12" pot. See below for details
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Description

 “The quality of the tone is what matters. If it doesn't move you when you play...if it doesn't move something in you then it doesn't matter what its made out of. In the white oak, I found yet another voice that I hadn't heard in any of the banjos that I own.” - Rick Barron, Deering Artist

The Vega White Oak banjos are ideal for clawhammer and folk music and players will marvel at the bright tone and distinct note clarity from a banjo that weighs less than 6 pounds!

Vega White Oak Specifications

Neck:

  • White Oak Neck
  • Incilio Consalvi inspired Gryphon Peghead Inlay
  • Slender Vega Neck Shape
  • 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
  • Adjustable Truss Rod
  • Midnight Maple Fingerboard
  • Deering Planetary Tuners
  • Deering Geared Fifth String Tuner

Pot:

  • 11" or 12" 3-ply White Oak Rim
  • Shoe & Screw Bracket Assembly
  • Notched Tension Hoop
  • 24 Round Hooks and 9/32″ Hex Nuts
  • Medium Collar Frosted Top Head
  • Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
  • Nickel Plated Hardware
  • Deering True Tone Tailpiece
  • Slender Deering Armrest
  • Durable and Elegant Satin Finish
  • Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Tone:

  • 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 11" or 12"
  • Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2"
  • Weight Approx. 5 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.

The two models offer the choice of a traditional sound in a 22-fret Vega open back with an 11” rim and frosted top head or the grand bass response and grand tone of a 12” rim with a renaissance head.

The Vega openback models are made entirely of white oak and also feature a midnight maple fingerboard and peghead overlay, a sleek satin finish and are adorned with a gryphon inlay at the peghead - Greg Deering’s own tribute to the incredible inlay work of the late Icilio Consalvi.

Born in 1865, Consalvi worked mostly in the Boston area and is responsible for some of the banjo world's most beautiful and intricate inlay work. In particular, Consalvi’s work can be found on many early Fairbanks, Cole and Vega banjos built in Boston at the time. As the son of an Italian family of jewelers, Consalvi is perhaps best known for a one of a kind exquisite banjo that currently resides in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Aside from the lavish engraving and stunning detail, the banjo is said to contain over 39,987 individual pieces, each inlaid by hand over three years.

Specification

Category 5 String Banjo
Playing Level Intermediate, Professional
Playing Style Bluegrass gDGBD, 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.

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