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Vega Long Neck Banjo

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1397061556193   POS #:110292281
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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 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...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Price: $4,639.0
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Overview

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.

Features

  • Incredible sound and projection
  • Great for vocal accompaniment
  • Many tuning options
  • Hardshell case included
Specifications
  • 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
  • Pot:
  • 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
  • Tone:
  • Deep, balanced, full, round and sparkling tone with responsiveness, and power.
  • Tuned:
  • 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.
  • Dimensions:
  • 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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