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Deering Vega Senator

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  • £1,599.00
  • RRP from £1,899.00
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The Senator has the time honored vintage Vega peghead profile, and a rich warm brown stained maple neck with adjustable truss rod and a 3-ply solid violin maple rim with dual coordinator rods. The spun brass tone ring gives it a bright yet warm tone. Please see below for specification details.
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Buy your Deering Vega Senator from Eagle Music Shop and receive our premier workshop setup at no extra cost.

Deering Vega Senator Specification:

A spun brass tone ring, ideal for Old Time, Classical, Folk, Civil War music, over 100 years of Vega tradition and Deering's innovative approach to banjo crafting went into the creation of the Vega Senator model. The spun brass tone ring gives it a bright yet warm tone. The Senator has the time honored vintage Vega peghead profile, and a rich warm brown stained maple neck with adjustable truss rod and a 3-ply rim with dual coordinator rods. The hard, dense, naturally beautiful ebony fingerboard is inlaid with pearl dots, and a Vega star at the fifth fret. This open back Vega Senator has the ease of playability that all Deering banjos are noted for, and the light weight desired by many banjo players without sacrificing sound quality and sustain.

Vintage enthusiasts will love the new Vega Senator model! Created as an openback banjo with spun brass 'top part tubaphone' hoop and bar tonering, a rich brown-stained, rock maple neck and multi-ply rim, the new Senator has the time-honored Vega peghead profile with inlaid Vega 'Star'. The ebony fingerboard of the new Senator is inlayed with mother of pearl dots and a Vega star at the fifth fret. The renaissance head and no-knot tailpiece enhance the sound of this banjo characterized as a full, woody tone with a beautiful sparkle of clarity and definition.

The new Deering planetary pegs give the player tight and precise tuning while the 2 coordinator rods in the three ply violin maple rim and the truss rod in the neck provide full neck adjustability. This openback Vega Senator has the ease of playability that all Deering banjos are noted for and the light weight sought after by many banjo players without sacrificing sound quality and sustain.

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.


  • Deep Warm Brown Stained Maple
  • Comfortable Slim Vega Neck Shape
  • Ebony Fingerboard and nut
  • Deering Planetary Tuners
  • Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
  • 22 Pressed in Nickel Silver Frets 


  • Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
  • Open Back
  • Warm Brown Stain
  • Spun Brass Tone Ring
  • Beveled Tension Hoop
  • 24 flat hooks and 9/32″ Hex Nuts
  • Shoe & Screw Bracket Assembly
  • Twin co-ordinating rods for adjustment.
  • 11″ Medium Crown Renaissance Head
  • No Knot Tailpiece 
  • Nickel Plated Hardware

Durable Satin Finish

Price Includes a Deering Vega Open Back Deluxe Hardshell Case

Provides brightness, sustain and ease in playing; bright yet warm tone.

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″
Diameter 11″
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2
Weight Approx. 6 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 workmanship.

Your Deering Vega Banjo willl also be supplied with:

  • 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! 


Category 5 String Banjo
Playing Level Intermediate, Professional
Playing Style Frailing / Clawhammer, Bluegrass gDGBD
Banjo Pot Size 11 inch Pot
Body Type Open back
Supplied with Case/Gig Bag Deluxe Hard Case
Manufacturers Warranty Lifetime
Delivery & Returns

  Royal Mail announce changes to Special Delivery and Customer Service Points.
In light of the recent advice given by the government regarding COVID-19, please be aware of the following announcement from Royal Mail advising of changes to their services.

Special Deliveries.

Due to increased absence levels, we’ve reviewed our timed guarantees for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am and 1pm services and will make the following changes.

For items posted from Tuesday 31 March 2020 onwards, our guarantee delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9.00am the next working day will change to by 12.00pm the next working day*. Our guaranteed delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1.00pm will change to by 9.00pm the next working day*.

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 DPD Local Next Day Delivery (next day being the day after it leaves Eagle Music Shop). On the day of delivery you will receive a text message with your hours delivery time slot

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

NB : Orders processed on a Saturday but will not leave us until the Monday as Royal Mail and DPD Local do not collect from us at the Weekend.

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.


Avett Brothers Play the Deering Senator

The Deering Vega Senator Open Back banjo demonstrated


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