About this Banjo
A spun brass tone ring, ideal for Old Time, Classical, Folk, Civil War music, over 100 years of Vega tradition and Deering’s innovative approach to banjo crafting went into the creation of the Vega Senator model. The spun brass tone ring gives it a bright yet warm tone. The Senator has the time honored vintage Vega peghead profile, and a rich warm brown stained maple neck with adjustable truss rod and a 3-ply rim with dual coordinator rods. The hard, dense, naturally beautiful ebony fingerboard is inlaid with pearl dots, and a Vega star at the fifth fret. This open back Vega Senator has the ease of playability that all Deering banjos are noted for, and the light weight desired by many banjo players without sacrificing sound quality and sustain.
Made in the U.S.A.
Deep Warm Brown Stained Maple
Comfortable Slim Vega Neck Shape
Ebony Fingerboard and nut
Deering Planetary Tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
22 Pressed in Nickel Silver Frets
Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
Warm Brown Stained
Spun Brass Tone Ring
Beveled Tension Hoop
24 flat hooks and 9/32 Hex Nuts
Shoe & Screw Bracket Assembly
11 Medium Crown Renaissance Head
No Knot Tailpiece
Nickel Plated Hardware
Durable Satin Finish
Provides brightness, sustain and ease in playing; bright yet warm tone.
g,D,G,B,D in standard tuning Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2
Weight Approx. 6 lbs
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
Vega Senator 5-string open-back banjo, premium hardshell case, electronic chromatic clip-on tuner, a set of strings, leather strap and beginner clawhammer DVD.
Includes a Deering Vega Hardshell Case
Bonuses When You Buy From Banjo.com
FREE PROFESSIONAL SETUP
Every banjo is carefully setup before shipping saving you from the "some assembly required" hassle.
*FREE RAILROAD SPIKES
Also know as the 5th string capo, we recommend installing spikes on the 7th & 9th frets. This is a free service we include for all 5-string banjo purchases.
FREE STARTER PACK
Start pickin' the day your banjo arrives. We include:strap, tuner, and picks.
Every banjo shipped to the Continental U.S. / APO includes free USPS Priority Mail shipping.
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Prior to being shipped, we carefully inspect and test every banjo. If you have any issues with your banjo, call us and and we will help.
*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.
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