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Vega Senator 5-String Banjo

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    "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!

  • Neck:
    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

    Lifetime Warranty:

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