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.
- 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
- 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
Bright, extra depth of tone from the 12" rim - responsive and full of life.
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 26 1/4”
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!