Deering Vega Olde Tyme Wonder 12"


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Sunrise Guitars in Fayetteville, Arkansas is proud to carry the Deering Vega Olde Tyme Wonder 12" banjo. For Clawhammer banjoists who prefer a scooped neck to ease plucking their banjos over the fingerboard Deering makes the Vega Olde Tyme Wonder. They build in a traditional "scoop″ that allows more room for the fingers and thumb of the right hand to pluck the strings over the fingerboard. Deering steams and bends the 12" violin grade maple rim and install a fiberskyn head over the rim, attaching a Deering designed "Knot-Less" tailpiece″ for a modern twist on a traditional old time sound. This is a light weight banjo that is made especially for musicians who want the warmer tones that go well in a string band with a fiddle and bass.

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Neck Wood: Quartersawn Maple

Neck Shape: Vega "D" Shape with Scoop

Stain: Brown Mahogany

Finish: Satin

Nut Material: Ebony

Tuners: Deering Planetary Tuners

5th String Tuner: Deering Gotoh Geared 5th String Tuner

Frets: 22 Nickel Silver Frets

Rim: 3-Ply Violin Grade Maple

Rim Diameter: 11"

Tone Ring: None Required

Head: 12" Fiberskyn Low Crown

Tension Hoop: Beveled Tension Hoop

Hooks & Nuts: 24 Flat J-Hooks and 9/32″ Hex Nuts

Armrest: Traditional Vega Armrest

Hardware Plating: Nickel

Tailpiece: Deering Knot-Less Tailpiece

Finish: Hand Finished Satin Polyurethane

Neck Width at the Nut: 1 1/4"

Scale Length Nut to Bridge: 26 1/4"

Rim Diameter: 11"

Overall Instrument Length: 37 1/2"

Weight Approx.: 5 lbs