We stock both vintage Vega banjos from the 1920's and 1930's, as well as new Vega banjos that are manufactured in the U.S. by the Deering Banjo Company.
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.
We are happy to feature the Grammy winning singer songwriter and multi instrumentalist Tim O’Brien on the Banjo Studio podcast. Tim grew up singing in church and in school, and after seeing Doc Watson on TV, became a lifelong devotee of old time and bluegrass music.
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.