Our most popular and affordable professional grade banjo now available as an openback. Greg Deering knows what it feels like to want a professional banjo and not be able to afford it, so this has become the flagship of our line.
Tuned in an E Chord, The Boston Long Neck is easier to sing with for deep voices. Made popular by Pete Seeger and the Kingston Trio the Long Neck banjo has a greater range for all styles of music.
Newest addition to the open back models. African Bubinga neck with African Wenge, ebony, and maple center lamination, Bubinga block laminated rim with integral Wenge wood tone ring. Curly maple wood bindings on neck and rim. Scooped neck . Hand rubbed Tung oil and satin wax finish.
Hard rock block laminated rim, curly maple neck, ebony fingerboard and peg head, ivoroid binding and wood purfling on neck and rim, abalone inlays on neck and peg head. Tubaphone-style tone ring.
Hard rock block laminated rim, fancier curly maple neck, ebony fingerboard and peg head, ivoroid binding and wood purfling on neck and rim, engraved vintage mother of pearl inlays, bracket shoe band, and Tubaphone-style tone ring.
The tubaphone tone ring creates that unique Vega tone in this professional quality maple banjo. The Vega No.2 is a banjo made of top grade curly maple stained light amber and buffed to a high gloss.
Hard rock block laminated rim, our best figured curly maple neck, ebony fingerboard and peg head, ivoroid binding and wood purfling on the neck and rim, elegant mother of pearl and abalone inlays depicting the “tree of life” pattern. Bracket shoe band and Tubaphone-style tone ring.
This is the exact same banjo as the Deering Clawgrass banjo but is made with less expensive aesthetic materials (no gold plating and engraving, etc.). The tone and playability is exactly the same. Mark Johnson currently uses this banjo as his banjo when he travels.
Whether you want to re-create the folk music of the 1960's or musically travel into unexplored banjo territory or simply have a superb instrument to accompany vocals, the Vega Long Neck banjo will provide the versatile, sweet, beautiful banjo
If, like Greg Deering, you first found a love of the banjo from listening to the Kingston Trio, having one of these wonderful banjos makes you a part of something very special.
A dramatic dragon is exquisitely inlayed in mother of pearl and abalone shell in the peghead of the Vega Dragon Star. The many scaled, fire breathing dragon's tail and claws are entwined around a bold Vega star amid vividly engraved in the classical tradition.
The Deering Ivanhoe is part of Deering's Private Collection. We reserve the most highly figured walnut for the neck and rare pieces of exotic burl walnut veneer for the resonator.
Banjo.com carries one of the largest selections of open-back banjos anywhere. We are banjo players and can answer any banjo buying questions. Once you find the perfect open-back banjo, head over to our parts & accessories section of our store and stock up on banjo picks and banjos strings. Protect your new open-back banjo with a banjo case or bag. We also carry banjo tools and other banjo care and maintenance items. Have questions about open-back banjos? Call us at 678-488-BANJO or use our contact form.