The Vega Little Wonder is . The sound of this banjo is ideal for old time music, both finger style and clawhammer, folk, classical, civil war era, ragtime and for classic turn-of-the-century parlor mu... Click To Read More About This Product
The Vega Little Wonder is . The sound of this banjo is ideal for old time music, both finger style and clawhammer, folk, classical, civil war era, ragtime and for classic turn-of-the-century parlor music. (Nylon or gut string banjoists will find the response and character of this banjo appropriate for their styles) It is also a perfect choice for any player who wants a powerful, versatile banjo that is not too heavy. (Try this one with a few bluegrass licks and you'll see what we mean by versatile).
The Little Wonder has a deep warm brown stained, three-ply rock maple rim and a rock maple neck. The satin finished neck is fitted with an ebony fingerboard, inlaid with mother-of-pearl dots. Many of the older Vega models in this range were made with softer wood fingerboards and multiple, veneer strip laminated rims for reasons of economy. We only use premium three-ply rock maple rims and ebony fingerboards for this outstanding banjo. We think you'll agree the tone and playability are worth the effort. The rim has 24 brackets mounted on traditional bracket shoes. The pot has one lower coordinator rod that easily and accurately adjusts the banjo's "action" or playability.
The peghead of the rock maple neck is overlaid with black and there is a white Vega logo adorning the peghead. Guitar style tuning machines are used on the new Little Wonder in the tradition of the earlier Little Wonders. (Planet Banjo tuning machines are available for a modest additional charge.) Vega broke with tradition however to put on a geared fifth string tuning machine for stability and ease of tuning. (Friction pegs may be traditional, but they aren't as enjoyable or practical to use.) The neck also has a two-way adjustable truss-rod that allows you, the artist, to adjust the banjo's playability or action to your own style and taste.
Thus, the new Vega Little Wonder is the culmination of years of evolution and development, producing a powerful, folk and early style banjo that is as at home in today's music as it was in years past. Surpassing early Vegas in quality parts and craftsmanship, the new Little Wonder blends the best of today's technology with yesterday's classic tone.