This is a personal banjo of Banjo Studio's owner David Bandrowski. It is in excellant condition and was made in August of 2012. There is almost no fret wear and no scratches or dings to note. Just some tarnish on the hardware - but nothing that can't be buffed out.
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 20 years and have taken a treasured banjo brand to new highs.
This Vega #2 has been customized with a scooped fingerboard and renaissance head. All of the customizations really give it an authentic look, feel, and playability for old time banjo playing. If you play clawhammer/frailing style, you won't be dissapointed with this banjo.
Played by such artists as:
Mark Schatz Stephen Wade Chris "Old Man" Luedecke Dan Levenson
Neck: 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 Ebony Fingerboard Ivoroid Binding Bone Nut Traditional Vega Neck Shape Deering Planetary Tuners Deering Geared 5th String Tuner High Gloss Finish
Pot: Tubaphone Tone Ring 3-Ply Maple Rim Renaissance Head Deering Tailpiece Dual Coordinator Rods Brass Bracket Band Deering 5/8" Bridge