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2013 Deering Vega Little Wonder Banjo SOLD

2013 Deering Vega Little Wonder Banjo SOLD

The Vega Little Wonder is intended to be a quality instrument at a reasonable price – so it uses quality woods (maple and ebony) and good hardware but doesn’t have a lot of decoration.

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2011 Deering Sierra 17-Fret Tenor Banjo SOLD

2011 Deering Sierra 17-Fret Tenor Banjo SOLD

The banjo has been enjoying a remarkable renaissance. Once a presence on nearly every stage, the banjo was eclipsed by the amplified guitar for many decades. Now, however, more and more people are discovering how great a banjo can sound, and how good and varied banjo music really is.

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2000 Gibson Earl Scruggs Standard Mastertone Banjo SOLD

2000 Gibson Earl Scruggs Standard Mastertone Banjo  SOLD

Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs were two of the most recognisable names in the bluegrass pantheon, and were arguably responsible for its rise to mainstream popularity. Gibson banjos are legendary but now are very hard to find;

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1933 Gibson Century TB-2 Tenor Banjo SOLD

1933 Gibson Century TB-2 Tenor Banjo SOLD

Here’s a wonderful 1933 Gibson ‘Century’ TB-2 Tenor Banjo.

The term ‘Century’ refers to the peghead and fingerboard overlay – these were installed to honor the 1933 ‘Century of Progress’ Exhibition held in Chicago.

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1996 Deering Vega Long Neck Banjo SOLD

1996 Deering Vega Long Neck Banjo  SOLD

This 1996 Deering Vega Long Neck Banjo is the long neck version of the Vega # 2 banjo as played by Pete Seeger.

It’s an open back model featuring an AAA-Curly-Maple neck with ebony fretboard, Tube-a-phone tone-ring, Historic “bracket band”, and Deering tailpiece. The current new price for this model is $3,995.00.

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Deering Vega Woodsongs Campfire Long Neck Banjo SOLD

Deering Vega Woodsongs Campfire Long Neck Banjo  SOLD

Deering Vega Woodsongs Campfire Long Neck Banjo in near mint condition with original Vega case

Playing in E on a banjo is always a challenge: that is why Pete Seeger had the long neck built for him. These are normally played with the neck capo’ed up three frets and the 5th string capo tack in use so the banjo is played in G.

But when you want to switch to the big, full bass growl town when playing in E, you simply un-capo and you are ready to rock and roll!

Built around the Vega Little Wonder model, the wood tone ring pot lends itself perfectly to the full bass tone of a long neck
We stock the Campfire model but I’ve never had a used one show up. This one is near mint.

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