The Vega Banjo Company is one of the oldest banjo companies in the history of the instrument. Originally started in Boston, Massachusetts in 1880. Vega was eventually sold to the Martin Guitar company in the 1960s. Martin later sold the company to a Japanese company in the 1970s. This company later went out of business and the Vega Banjo Company was no more - until Greg Deering, founder of the Deering Banjo Company and aficionado of Vega banjos heard about this and bought the Vega trademark. Since then, Greg Deering and the Deering Banjo Company has brought Vega banjos back to it's original glory.
February 10, 2022 1 min read
In this episode we interview French guitarist Antoine Boyer. Antoine has his roots in gypsy jazz but progressed to study in depth classical guitar and modern jazz.
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We recently sat down to talk with 5-string banjo legend Tony Trischka. Tony has been a pioneer in progressive bluegrass and 5-string banjo for decades. He has won numerous awards and has pushed the banjo into new territories.