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″ Rennaisance 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″
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2"″
Weight Approx. 8 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!
Please call for a friendly chat to discuss prices and your personal requirements with our banjo specialists on 01484 661460