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Deering Vega No.2

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  • Vega No.2

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  • £2,849.00
  • RRP from £3,349.00
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The Deering Vega No. 2 with tubaphone tone ring. The Vega No.2 is a banjo made of top grade curly maple stained light amber and buffed to a high gloss.
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Buy your Deering Vega No.2 from Eagle Music Shop and receive our premier workshop setup at no extra cost.

Celebrating 100 years of Vega banjos 1904 - 2004. The Vega tubaphone banjo is unquestionably one of the most unique banjos ever designed and produced. This is an excellent, highest quality banjo is for all styles of banjo playing ..but of course the open back banjo is the favourite of old time, frailing, and clawhammer players.

For many years only affluent collectors could afford tubaphone banjos made in the earlier part of the 20th century Deering have entered into a new era of the Vega tradition and reproduced these finest quality banjos at relatively affordable prices.

The Vega No.2 is hand built from blonde curly maple, ebony fingerboard, traditional Vega shape neck, 3 ply maple rim, tubaphone tone ring, nickel plated hardware.

We just love this beautiful responsive banjo!

Vega No.2 Specifications...


  • Curly Maple
  • Light Amber Stain
  • Mother of Pearl Vega Inlay Pattern
  • 22 Nickel Silver Frets
  • Adjustable Truss Rod
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • Ivoroid Binding
  • Bone Nut
  • Traditional Vega Neck Shape
  • Deering Planetary Tuners
  • Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
  • High Gloss Finish


  • Genuine Brass Tubaphone Vega Tone Ring
  • Vega precision 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
  • Notched Brass Tension Hoop
  • Brass Bracket Band with Shoes
  • 24 Round Hooks with 5/16″ Hex Nuts
  • 11″ Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
  • Two Coordinator Rods for Adjustments
  • Deering Truetone Tailpiece
  • 5/8″ Deering Maple/Ebony Bridge
  • Nickel Plated Hardware
  • Gloss Finish

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

The Vega No. 2 has a unique voice, a warm, round, vibrant tone.
It is balanced, full, round and yet sparkling with depth, responsiveness, and power.

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 27″
Diameter 12″
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2"″
Weight Approx. 8 lbs

Your Vega 'No.2 Tubaphone' Banjo will also be supplied with the following ...

  • Master Dealer Custom Shop Setup (You discuss with us)
  • FREE Banjo service after Your first two months (Please note: This offer only applies to Vega Banjos that are brought back to our onsite workshop …or returned for service with carriage paid by sender)
  • Deering Deluxe hardshell case
  • Banjo maintenance manual
  • Guarantee card

Buy your 'Vega No.2 ' Tubaphone Banjo from the Official No.1 World Dealership for Deering Banjos 'Eagle Music Shop'  We offer the best quality, service and price.

We guarantee you the lowest world price and will beat or match any other quotation or advertised price.

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! 

Please call for a friendly chat to discuss prices and your personal requirements with our banjo specialists on 01484 661460



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.


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