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Vega Long Neck Banjo 

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Pete Seeger invented the long neck banjo when he decided to have a luthier cut his neck and insert 3 additional frets into the length of it. Instead ...Click To Read More About This Product

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The voice of 60s folk music.

Pete Seeger invented the long neck banjo when he decided to have a luthier cut his neck and insert 3 additional frets into the length of it. Instead of tuning the newly revised banjo in G, he was able to tune it to an E (Tuned E,B,E,G#,B) which allowed him to sing in that lower key. A capo can be put on at the third fret and the banjo can be played in standard G tuning. With 3 extra frets, this low tuned (E) banjo not only sounds beautiful as a solo instrument, but it accompanies the voice with a deep, full and sparkling sound.

The Vega Long Neck is made with Deering's hand made, classic Tubaphone tone-ring. The solid brass bracket band is hand fitted to the violin grade three-ply rim. This pot design gives the Vega Long Neck Banjo a round full tone that sustains with a pure and clear sparkle.

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 voice that has inspired generations of singers and players with its sparkling, deep and full sound; This banjo is one of the true classics of the 20th century and the new millennium.

  • Incredible sound and projection
  • Great for vocal accompaniment
  • Many tuning options

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Long Neck Banjo

  • Neck:
    Walnut Stained Maple
    Traditional Vega Neck Shape
    Adjustable Truss Rod
    25 Glued in Nickel Silver Frets
    Natural Ebony Fingerboard
    Ivoroid Binding
    Bone Nut
    High Gloss Finish

    3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
    Genuine Vega Tubaphone Tone Ring
    Brass Bracket Band & Shoes
    Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
    Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
    24 Round Hooks and 5/16³ hex nuts
    Nickel Plated Hardware

    Includes a Deering Long Neck Hardshell Case

    Deep, balanced, full, round and sparkling tone with responsiveness, and power.

    E,B,E,G#,B in standard E tuning
    Can be Capoed at 3rd fret for G tuning
    Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

    Neck Width at the Nut: 1 1/4³
    Scale Length Nut to Bridge: 32 7/64³
    Diameter: 11³
    Overall Instrument Length: 43 1/2³

    Warranty: Thetrust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence togrant every owner of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring thequality of our materials and workmanship

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Sixties Banjo

By April

from Kenai, AK

About Me Novice


  • Consistent
  • Good Tone


    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Vega Long Neck Banjo:

    After Pete Seege's death, I played his music over and over again. I am truly a fan of his, and decided I needed a banjo. I played friends banjos, but they were not what I wanted. When I tried the Vega, I knew that this was what I wanted immediately. The vega longneck is very well built, and has the best sound of any others I have played. I am definately a child of the sixties. The long neck gives one options for lower ranges that other banjos lack.

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