Deering Vega 12" Rim Little Wonder

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  • £1,139.00
  • RRP from £1,440.00
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The Old Time 12" classic Vega 'Little Wonder' with Vega 'Star' inlaid in the headstock. An old time 12" rim open back Vega banjo with planetary geared tuners. Crafted by Deering with a superb blend of today's technology and yesterday's classic tone. Please see below for more details.
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Description

Deering Vega Little Wonder 12" Rim Specification:
The new 12" rim 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.

Modestly priced and created with a low neck profile noted for comfort and an ease of playability the polished ebony fingerboard is a dream to play. The lighter weight of the Vega Little Wonder more than meets the demands of professional tone and the ease of adjust-ability of the single coordinator rod and truss rod to set the "action" make it a combination that is hard to beat!

The bright and responsive Vega Little Wonder - Planetary Tuner Model is fitted with nickel plated planetary tuners, a geared fifth string tuner, a black peg-head overlay with white Vega letters. A Vega 'Star' is inlaid in the face of the headstock, mother of pearl dots on the polished smooth ebony fingerboard, and a satin finish.

The pot assembly is constructed with a premium quality 3-ply solid violin maple rim, nickel-plated hardware, strong brackets shoe construction, a 24-piece flange, a top frosted head, one piece armrest, and a classic Waverley style tailpiece. All of these elements combine to make this a versatile open-back banjo, with a classic bright solid sound. A very pleasing banjo for all styles of banjo playing.


The 3-ply solid violin maple rim, top frosted head and classic waverley style tailpiece gives a full bodied bright sound making it ideal for most styles of banjo playing including old time, clawhammer, frailing styles or bluegrass.

       Neck:

 

  • Deep Warm Brown Stained Maple
  • Slender Vega Neck Shape
  • 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
  • Adjustable Truss Rod
  • Ebony Fingerboard and Nut
  • Deering Planetary Tuners
  • Deering Geared Fifth String Tuner



        Pot:
 

  • 3-ply Violin Grade 12" Maple Rim
  • Shoe & Screw Bracket Assembly
  • Beveled Tension Hoop
  • 24 Flat Hooks and 9/32” Hex Nuts
  • 11” Medium Collar Frosted Top Head
  • Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
  • Nickel Plated Hardware
  • Deering True Tone Tailpiece
  • Slender Deering Armrest
  • Durable and Elegant Satin Finish


 

Price Includes a Deering/Vega Deluxe 12" Rim Hardshell Case

        Tone:
        Bright, extra depth of tone from the 12" rim - responsive and full of life.

        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
 

Your Vega Little Wonder Banjo will also be supplied with the following:-

        Deering Deluxe Vega hardshell case
        Banjo maintenance manual
        Lifetime Guarantee Card

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, Bluegrass gDGBD
Banjo Pot Size 12 inch Pot
Body Type Open back
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 Little Wonder

Werner Maringer

by on 2016-05-30

Deering Vega Little Wonder 12

I was looking for a wooden rim 12-inch Banjo. As i had good experience with my Deering Goodtime Americana i ordered the Deering Vega.

I Play the Instrument daily, and i really like the Sound, i also tried tne 11 Inch Vega, but liked the Sound and feel of the 12-inc way better.

As usual with Deering, the Instruments fit and finish is very good, everything feels and Looks and of Cours sounds very good.

Rated 5 out of 5

Rated 5 out of 5 based on 1 customer reviews
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