The new Vega Little Wonder is a remarkable achievement in blending a versatile, bright, responsive banjo with a very modest price. The sound of this banjo is ideal for old time music, both finger style and clawhammer, folk, classical, civil war era, ragtime and for classic turn of the century parlor music. (Nylon or gut string banjoists will find the response and character of this banjo appropriate for their styles) It is also a perfect choice for any player who wants a powerful, versatile banjo that is not too heavy. (Try this one with a few bluegrass licks and you'll see what we mean by versatile). The Little Wonder has a deep warm brown stained, three-ply rock maple rim and a rock maple neck. The satin finished neck is fitted with an ebony fingerboard, inlaid with mother-of-pearl dots. Many of the older Vega models in this range were made with softer wood fingerboards and multiple, veneer strip laminated rims for reasons of economy. We only use premium three-ply rock maple rims and ebony fingerboards for this outstanding banjo. We think you'll agree the tone and playability are worth the effort. The rim has 24 brackets mounted on traditional bracket shoes. The pot has one lower coordinator rod that easily and accurately adjusts the banjo's "action" or playability. The peghead of the rock maple neck is overlaid with black and there is a white Vega logo adorning the peghead. Guitar style tuning machines are used on the new Little Wonder in the tradition of the earlier Little Wonders. (Planet banjo tuning machines are available for a modest up charge) We do break with tradition however to put on a geared fifth string tuning machine for stability and ease of tuning. (Friction pegs may be traditional, but they aren't as enjoyable or practical to use.) The neck also has a two way adjustable truss-rod that allows you, the artist, to adjust the banjos playability or action to your own style and taste. Thus, the new Vega Little Wonder is the culmination of years of evolution and development, producing a powerful, folk and early style banjo that is as at home in today's music as it was in years past. Surpassing early Vegas in quality parts and craftsmanship, the new Little Wonder blends the best of today's technology with yesterday's classic tone.
Owning a Vega Little Wonder makes you a member of a select group of
banjo enthusiasts who appreciate the deep historical sense of banjo and
desire the warm, bright tone of maple crafted with a classical American
aesthetic. Bearing the same peghead profile and neck shape of this
vintage line along with the practical application of modern techniques
to adjust the banjo through the truss rod in the neck, adjustable
Deering True Tone tailpiece, and coordinator rod in the 3-ply violin
grade maple rim, this Vega banjo is ideal for the player who needs a
lighter weight instrument.
The one piece neck has an ebony fingerboard with an engraved white
star and Vega name on the traditionally shaped Vega peghead. With
Deering planetary tuners, a flat armrest for comfort, and a 24-bracket
rim for a fully adjustable head tension, this Vega Little Wonder a
delight to see and play.
Vega Little Wonder Open Back Banjo Features:
Deep Warm Brown Stained Maple
Slender Vega Neck Shape
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Adjustable Truss Rod
Ebony Fingerboard and Nut
Deering Planetary Tuners
Deering Geared Fifth String Tuner
3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim - 11" or 12"
Shoe & Screw Bracket Assembly
Beveled Tension Hoop
24 Flat Hooks and 9/32″ Hex Nuts
Medium Collar Frosted Top Head
Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
Nickel Plated Hardware
Deering True Tone Tailpiece
Slender Deering Armrest
Durable and Elegant Satin Finish
Includes a Deering Hardshell Case
Bright, responsive and full of life.
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
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.
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