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Deering Vega 1960's SS-5 Folklore Long Neck 5 String Openback Banjo and Hard Shell Case ** SOLD**

Vega SS5 Long neck banjo
  • Vega SS5 Long neck banjo
  • Vega SS5 Fibreskyn head
  • Vega SS5 Headstock
  • £499.00

**SOLD** Pete Seeger style 1960's Long Neck 5 String Banjo. Great condition for a 50+ year old banjo with a nice playable action, hardly any fret wear, and railroad spikes at 9th,11th(for open G tuning) and 13th Frets. Supplied in a fitted hard case. Commission Sale. See below for more details and specifications.
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  • Description
  • Delivery and Returns

** SOLD** Vega longneck "folk" banjo from the 1960's. The SS-5 Folklore "Pete Seeger" Longneck Model 5 String Banjo, made in Boston, shaded maple finish, laminated maple neck and rim.

These banjos were typically tuned down to "E" in standard 5-string "G" tuning and were the result of Pete Seeger's need for a banjo that could comfortably accommodate the typical blues guitarist's penchant for that particular key! 


  • 8 ply laminate rim
  • Dual co-ordinating rods
  • Notched tension hoop
  • 24 Round bracket hooks
  • 24 Rounded nuts
  • Waverly Fibreskyn head
  • Presto style taipliece
  • 5/8" Maple and ebony bridge
  • Gibson style armrest


  • Split maple neck with Sunburst gloss finish
  • Darkwood centre strip
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 25 frets
  • Dot markers at 6th,8th,10th,13th,15th,20th and 25th frets
  • Rear facing geared tuners with cream plastic buttons
  • Ebony faceplate on headstock
  • Black plastic truss rod cover
  • Bone nut
  • Vega transfer logo on headstock


  • Overall length  - 43 1/2 in. (110.5 cm).
  • Pot Diamater - 11 in. (27.9 cm).
  • Pot depth - 2 3/4 in. (7 cm).
  • Scale length is 32 in. (813 mm).

Supplied in an Ozark fitted hard shell case


Delivery & Returns

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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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