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
- Spikes at 6,7 and 8th frets
- Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
- Open Back
- Warm Brown Stained
- Spun Brass Tone Ring
- Beveled Tension Hoop
- 24 flat hooks and 9/32″ Hex Nuts
- Shoe & Screw Bracket Assembly
- 11″ Medium Crown Renaissance Head
- Waberley taipliece
- 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″
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2
Weight Approx. 6 lbs
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!