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Vega White Oak Open Back Banjo by Deering

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Please note!  The 12 inch version of the Vega White Oak Open Back is out of stock, but we still have several 11 inch models available. 

Here’s a new item – the Vega White Oak Open Back 12 Inch Banjo by Deering, also available with an 11 inch pot. This is a lightweight open back model with no exotic woods, just Oak and Maple.   Both the pot and the neck are White Oak,  with dark stained Maple used for the fingerboard and head plate.

Here’s Deering on the new Vega White Oak Open Back Banjo model:

“The Vega White Oak banjos are ideal for clawhammer and folk music and players will marvel at the bright tone and distinct note clarity from a banjo that weighs less than 6 pounds! “



  • Natural White Oak
  • Incilio Consalvi inspired Gryphon Peghead Inlay
  • Slender Vega Neck Shape
  • 26.25 inch (666.7mm) Scale Length
  • 1.3 inch (33mm) Nut Width
  • 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
  • Adjustable Truss Rod
  • Midnight Maple Fingerboard
  • Deering Planetary Tuners
  • Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
  • Durable and Elegant Satin Finish


  • Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
  • Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
  • Rim Diameter 11″ or 12″
  • Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2″
  • Weight Approx. 6 lbs


  • 12″ 3-ply White Oak Rim
  • 11″ 3-ply White Oak Rim Available
  • Shoe & Screw Bracket Assembly
  • Beveled Tension Hoop
  • 24 Flat Hooks and 9/32″ Hex Nuts
  • Low Crown 12″ Renaissance Head
  • Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
  • Nickel Plated Hardware
  • Deering True Tone Tailpiece
  • Slender Deering Armrest
  • Durable and Elegant Satin Finish

Includes a Vega Hardshell Case


Price: $2,690.00 CAD
  • Model: White Oak Open Back Banjo 12 inch
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Natural Oak
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: Varies as New, 08002717X905 shown
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 13/04/2020

  • Not Consignment

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 5.72lbs 2.6kg
  • Scale Length: 26.25in 666.7mm
  • Nut Width: 1.3in 33mm
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