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Vega Old Tyme Wonder Banjo  (Open Box)
Ships Internationally
Product# J09456

Great clawhammer banjo.

The Vega Old Tyme Wonder has the warm, sweet sound that is popular with clawhammer musicians. The scooped fingerboard allows the clawhammer player lots of room to play closer to the center of the strings for the mellowist tone possible. The fiberskyn head and no-knot tailpiece soften the banjo sharpness and the slender armrest is in keeping with the sparse asesthetic that is so beloved in traditional banjos. The three-ply violin-quality maple neck makes this banjo clear, sweet and full-bodied in tone. The maple neck is shaped for easy fretting while retaining the feel of some of the vintage Vega banjos. The coordinator rod allows adjustment of the action height and the two-way truss rod completes the adjustability for the novice or the master player. One of the best clawhammer banjos made for the traditional player.

It is the mellowest banjo sound, a lovely full tone. The Old Tyme Wonder is reliable and exceptional in tone, playability, versatility and responsiveness, with a round woody tone perfect for old-time string bands.

  • Classic look and sound
  • Easy to get mellow sounds
  • Comfortable and responsive
  • Hardshell case included

Ideal for traditional string bands. Order today.

  • Neck:
  • Deep Warm Brown Stained Maple Neck
  • Scooped Ebony Fingerboard
  • Adjustable Truss Rod
  • 17 Nickel Silver Pressed in Frets
  • Traditional Vega Neck Shape
  • Deering Planetary Tuners
  • Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
  • Pot:
  • Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
  • Shoe & Screw Bracket Assembly
  • Beveled Tension Hoop
  • 11³ Fiberskyn Medium Collar Head
  • 24 Flat Hooks and 9/32³ Hex Nuts
  • Vega Armrest
  • No Knot Tailpiece
  • Nickel Plated Hardware
  • Satin Finish
  • Includes a Deering/Vega Hardshell Openback Case
  • Tone:
  • The mellowest and most gentle banjo sound, a lovely full tone. The Old Tyme Wonder is reliable and exceptional in tone, playability, versatility and responsiveness, with a woody thunkiness that is perfect for old time string bands.
  • Tuned:
  • g,D,G,B,D in standard tuning
  • Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
  • Dimensions:
  • Neck Width at the Nut: 1 1/4³
  • Scale Length Nut to Bridge: 26 1/4³
  • Diameter: 12³
  • Overall Instrument Length: 37 1/2"
  • Weight: 5 lbs
  • Lifetime Warranty:
  • The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.

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