Vega Little Wonder

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Feeling a little nostalgic? The Vega Little Wonder is a modern reproduction of a classic open-back banjo from yesteryear. Made by Deering Banjo Company in Spring Valley, California, USA.

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About this Banjo

Versatile, bright, responsive banjo with a very modest price made in America. This banjo features a violin grade maple neck and a 3-ply violin grade maple rim. Together they create a beautiful tone.

When you step up to a Little Wonder you get a banjo featuring a durable ebony fingerboard which gives you the look and feel of a professional instrument. Both the comfortable neck and quality rim are stained a deep warm brown. The pot has a coordinator rod that easily and accurately adjusts the banjos “action″ or string height for easy playability. The peghead of the maple neck is overlaid with black and is inlaid with a white Vega logo and beautifully engraved star.

The Little Wonder is fully adjustable through the truss rod in the neck, the coordinator rod, and the Deering True Tone tailpiece. Planetary tuning machines come standard on the Little Wonder. It is bright, responsive and full of life and easy to take with you anywhere because of the light weight.

Now available with a 12″ rim!

Banjo Specifications

Neck:
Deep Warm Brown Stained Maple
Slender Vega Neck Shape
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Adjustable Truss Rod
Ebony Fingerboard and Nut
Deering Planetary Tuners
Deering Geared Fifth String Tuner

Pot:
3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Shoe & Screw Bracket Assembly
Beveled Tension Hoop
24 Flat Hooks and 9/32” Hex Nuts
11” Medium Collar Frosted Top Head
Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
Nickel Plated Hardware
Deering True Tone Tailpiece
Slender Deering Armrest
Durable and Elegant Satin Finish
Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Tone:
Bright, responsive and full of life.
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 1/4”,
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4”
Diameter 12”
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2″”
Weight Approx. 5 lbs

Warranty:
The trust and pride Deering shares in their product gives them the confidence to grant every owner of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship

Includes: Vega Little Wonder 5-string open-back banjo, premium hardshell case, electronic chromatic clip-on tuner, a set of strings, leather strap and beginner clawhammer DVD.

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Bonuses When You Order From Banjo.com

  • 5th String Railroad Spike Capos – FREE
    We can add these as a free service when you purchase a banjo from us. When you add this banjo to your cart just select that you want the capos. What is this? When you use a standard capo on your banjo fretboard, fretting strings 1 through 4, you’ll need to capo the 5th string separately. The 5th string starts at the 5th fret. If your standard capo is on the 2nd fret, you also need to capo the 5th string two frets higher, at the 7th fret. We recommend installing railroad spike capos on frets 7 and 9 (A and B). We install them on the fretboard just under the 5th string, an idea that was developed and used by Earl Scruggs himself. We use them, and so do most of the professional players we know. When you’re playing, you don’t really notice the spikes because they’re out of the way, but they’re always there when you need them. Simply slide the 5th string under the spike. When you’re done, slide it out.
  • Bluegrass or Clawhammer Starter Pack – FREE
    We can send along with your banjo a Bluegrass or Clawhammer Starter Pack for free. This includes a strap, DVD, and tuner and picks.
  • Every Banjo Tested by a Banjo Expert Before Shipping
Weight 9 lbs
Rim

11″ Rim, 12″ Rim

Orientation

Left Handed, Right Handed

Railroad Spikes

Free 5th String Railroad Spike Installation, No Thanks

FREE Starter Pack

Clawhammer Starter Pack, No Thanks

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