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SOLD!!! Deering Vega Senator Openback Banjo, 2014


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The Deering Vega Senator open-back banjo is the perfect “crossover” and parlor banjo. It is a light-weight, classic open back banjo, with a warm, woody tone with a lightweight tone ring that adds just enough punch and high-end clarity to play bluegrass with your buddies but warm, fat and woody enough to play in your parlor as a classic clawhammer or fingerstyle solo instrument.

From the Deering description of the Vega Senator:

‘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.’

This example dates to 2014 and is in very good condition, with Levy’s leather strap and the original Deering ‘Bump’ case. Fret wear is very light, and the metal parts have little tarnish.


Price: $1399 CAD
  • Model: Vega Senator
  • Year: 2014
  • Finish Stained Maple
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 08072814U512
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 22/02/2018

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITIES documentation
  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 8lbs 3.64kg
  • Scale Length: 666.75mm 26.25in
  • Nut Width: 31.75mm 1.25in
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