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Deering Vega Vintage Star

SKU: 10015422AJ79
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Sunrise Guitars in Fayetteville, Arkansas is proud to carry the Deering Vega Vintage Star banjo. A brand new model that offers a fantastic old time tone and vintage vibe. When you open the case of the Vega Vintage Star, you will find a banjo that captures the soul of late 19th century banjos with the playability and adjustability of a modern instrument.

At the heart of the Vintage Star lies a stunning Dobson tone ring. Originally patented by Henry Dobson in 1881, the Dobson balances the low ends with clear highs, and adds just the right amount of sustain to the banjo. The brass Dobson glows from behind the renaissance head, which itself sits on a thinner walled, 12” violin grade maple rim.  A knotless tailpiece tops off the set up to produce a classic old-time tone.

The Vintage Star features a durable, low maintenance frosty bronze powder finish, that accents the exotic smokey streaks running through the ebony of the fingerboard. The finish also happens to be hypoallergenic, which, along with the matching maple armrest makes for a truly comfortable playing experience.

One thing is for certain. The Vintage Star is a timeless instrument and it is as beautiful to look at as it is to listen to.

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Neck Wood: Quartersawn Maple 

Neck Shape: Vega 'D' Shape

Stain: Dark Walnut

Finish: Satin

Nut Material: Ebony

Tuners: Deering Planetary Tuners with Black Buttons

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

Frets: 22 Nickel Silver Frets

Rim: 12" Thinner 3-Ply Violin Grade Maple

Rim Diameter: 12"

Tone Ring: Dobson Tone Ring

Head: 12" Renaissance Low Crown

Tension Hoop: Beveled Steel Tension Hoop

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

Armrest: Matched Wooden Deering Armrest

Hardware Plating: Frosted Bronze Hypoallegenic Hardware

Tailpiece: Deering Knot-Less Tailpiece

Neck Width at the Nut: 1 1/4"

Scale Length Nut to Bridge: 26 1/4"

Rim Diameter: 12"

Overall Instrument Length: 38"

Weight Approx.: 8 lbs

Case: Hardshell