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Deering Vega Old Tyme Wonder Open Back Banjo


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The Deering Vega Old Tyme Wonder is built for Clawhammer banjoists who prefer a scooped neck to ease plucking their banjos over the fingerboard. The 12 inch rim provides a warmer, thicker ‘Old Tyme’ sound.

Deering builds in a traditional ‘frailing scoop’ that allows more room for the fingers and thumb of the right hand to pluck the strings over the fingerboard.

The Vega Old Tyme Wonder rim is built of steamed and bent violin grade maple, with a fiberskyn head installed over the rim and a classic “no knot tailpiece” is attached for 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.

The 12 inch rim on the Deering Vega Old Tyme Wonder provides the mellowest banjo sound with a lovely full tone. The Vega Old Tyme Wonder is reliable and exceptional in tone, playability, versatility and responsiveness, with a round woody tone perfect for old time string bands.

Specifications for the Deering Vega Old Tyme Wonder

  • Ebony fingerboard w/ frailing scoop
  • Three ply rock maple rim
  • Dark, Warm Brown stain and Satin Finish
  • Planet tuners
  • Two way adjustable truss rod.
  • Standard 12 Inch or 11 Inch banjo head
  • Geared 5th string tuner
  • Traditional Vega peghead shape
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • With Deering Hard Shell Case

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Price: $2,664.00 CAD
  • Model: Vega Old Tyme Wonder
  • Year: Current
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: Varies as new
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New

  • Not Consignment

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