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Deering Vega Vintage Star 5 String Banjo with Hard Case

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Introducing the Vega Vintage Star Banjo

  • £1,599.00
  • RRP £1,799.00
  • Save £200.00

A brand new model that offers a fantastic old time tone and vintage vibe. When you open the case of the Vega Vintage Star, you will find a banjo that captures the soul of late 19th century banjos with the playability and adjustability of a modern instrument. See below for detailed specifications
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Description

Buy your Deering Vega Vintage Star 5 String Banjo with Hard Case from Eagle Music Shop and receive our premier workshop setup at no extra cost.

At the heart of the Vintage Star lies a stunning Dobson tone ring. Originally patented by Henry Dobson in 1881, the Dobson balances the low ends with clear highs, and adds just the right amount of sustain to the banjo. The brass Dobson glows from behind the renaissance head, which itself sits on a thinner walled, 12” violin grade maple rim. A knotless tailpiece tops off the set up to produce a classic old-time tone.

The Vintage Star features a durable, low maintenance frosty bronze powder finish, that accents the exotic smokey streaks running through the ebony of the fingerboard. The finish also happens to be hypoallergenic, which, along with the matching maple armrest makes for a truly comfortable playing experience.

One thing is for certain. The Vintage Star is a timeless instrument and it is as beautiful to look at as it is to listen to.

Detailed Specifications

NECK:

  • Walnut Stained Maple Neck
  • Slender Vega Neck Shape
  • Scooped Ebony Fingerboard
  • Adjustable Truss Rod
  • Streaky Ebony Fingerboard and Nut
  • Deering Planetary Tuners
  • Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
  • Black Tuner Buttons
  • Durable and Elegant Satin Finish

POT:

  • Thinner 12"3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
  • Dobson Tone Ring
  • Shoe and Screw Bracket Assembly
  • Beveled Tension Hoop
  • 24 Flat Hooks and 9/32″ Hex Nuts
  • 12" Fiberskyn Medium Crown Head
  • Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
  • Frosted Bronze Hypoallegenic Hardware
  • Deering Knot-Less Tailpiece
  • Color Matched Maple Armrest
  • Durable and Elegant Satin Finish
  • Includes a Vega Hardshell Case

TONE:
A classic old time banjo tone, woody with just the right amount of brightness from the Dobson tone ring. Great for clawhammer or old time 2 finger playing whether you are playing solo or with a string band.

TUNED:
g,D,G,B,D in standard G tuning

Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

STRINGS

Fitted with Deering 5-String Light Gauge Banjo Strings tuned to in standard G tuning (G,D,G,B,D)
Gauges: 10 11 13 21w 10
End Type: Loop


DIMENSIONS:

  • Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
  • Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
  • Rim Diameter 12"
  • Overall Instrument Length 38"
  • Weight Approx. 8 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.

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 17
Tuning Pegs Rear Facing Planetry Pegs
Supplied with Case/Gig Bag Deluxe Hard Case
Manufacturers Warranty Limited Lifetime Guarantee
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.

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