This is a banjo of longtime Banjo Studio customer John Crumpler. John is the second owner of this banjo. The original owner did not play it at all. It is in excellant, almost mint condition and was made in August of 2013. There is very minimal fret wear and no scratches or dings to note. There is a little bit of a finish bubble on the peghead behind the nut that you can see in the last picture on this page. That is the only real imperfection to note on this otherwise fantastic instrument.
Serial number 12049013T704
The tubaphone tone ring is one of the most sought after tone rings in banjo history for its clarity and warmth. Deering Banjo Company has been making Vega banjos for over 25 years and have taken a treasured banjo brand to new highs.
If you play clawhammer/frailing style, you won't be dissapointed with this banjo.
Curly Maple stained light amber
19 Nickel Silver Frets
Scooped Neck for Playing Above the Fingerboard
Mother of Pearl Vega Inlay Pattern
Adjustable Truss Rod
Traditional Vega Neck Shape
Deering Planetary Tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
High Gloss Finish
Tubaphone Tone Ring
3-Ply Maple Rim
Dual Coordinator Rods
Brass Bracket Band
Deering 5/8" Bridge
Comes with a Deering/Vega hardshell case
Played by such artists as:
Chris "Old Man" Luedecke