"The Senator is really flawless!" -Cam
The Vega Senator 5 string banjo features a spun brass tone ring and is ideal for Old Time, Folk, Civil War music, and more. Made by the Deering Banjo Company, over 100 years of Vega tradition and uses Deering's innovative approach to banjo crafting to create the Vega Senator model. The spun brass tone ring gives it a bright yet warm tone.
The Vega Senator has the time honored vintage Vega peghead profile, and a rich warm brown stained maple neck with adjustable truss rod and a 3-ply rim with dual coordinator rods. The hard, dense, naturally beautiful ebony fingerboard is inlaid with pearl dots, and a Vega star at the fifth fret. The Vega Senator has the ease of playability that all Deering banjos are noted for, and the light weight desired by many banjo players without sacrificing sound quality and sustain.
Played by Scott Avett of the Avett Brothers!
Deep Warm Brown Stained Maple
Comfortable Slim Vega Neck Shape
Ebony Fingerboard and Nut
Deering Planetary Tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
22 Pressed in Nickel Silver Frets
Spun Brass Tone Ring
Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
Warm Brown Stained
Beveled Tension Hoop
24 flat hooks and 9/32” Hex Nuts
Shoe & Screw Bracket Assembly
11” Medium Crown Renaissance Head
No Knot Tailpiece
Nickel Plated Hardware
Durable Satin Finish
Includes a Deering Hardshell Case
Provides brightness, sustain and ease in playing; bright yet warm tone.
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”
Rim Diameter 11”
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2
Weight Approx. 6 lbs