For clawhammer banjoists who prefer a scooped neck to ease plucking their banjos over the fingerboard Deering makes the Vega Old Tyme Wonder. Deering builds in a traditional "scoop″ that allows more room for the fingers and thumb of the right hand to pluck the strings over the fingerboard. The violin grade maple rim is steamed and bent in house keeping the quality consistently very high. A fiberskyn head is installed over the rim, and a classic "no knot tailpiece″ for a traditional old time sound. This is a light weight banjo that is made especially for musicians who want the warmer tones that go well in a string band with a fiddle and bass.
The Old Tyme Wonder is reliable and exceptional in tone, playability, versatility and responsiveness, with a round woody tone perfect for old time string bands.
- Now also available with a 12" rim! Check it out here!
Deep Warm Brown Stained Maple Neck
Scooped Ebony Fingerboard
Adjustable Truss Rod
17 Nickel Silver Pressed in Frets
Traditional Vega Neck Shape
Deering Planetary Tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
Shoe & Screw Bracket Assembly
Beveled Tension Hoop
11” Fiberskyn Medium Collar Head
24 Flat Hooks and 9/32” Hex Nuts
No Knot Tailpiece
Nickel Plated Hardware
Includes a Deering/Vega Hardshell Openback Case
The mellowest and most gentle banjo sound, a lovely full tone. The Old Tyme Wonder is reliable and exceptional in tone, playability, versatility and responsiveness, with a woody thunkiness that is perfect for old time string bands.
g,D,G,B,D in standard tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4”
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4”
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2"
Weight Approx. 5 lbs
The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.