Great clawhammer banjo.
The Vega Old Tyme Wonder has the warm, sweet sound that is popular with clawhammer musicians. The scooped fingerboard allows the clawhammer player lots of room to play closer to the center of the strings for the mellowist tone possible. The fiberskyn head and no-knot tailpiece soften the banjo sharpness and the slender armrest is in keeping with the sparse asesthetic that is so beloved in traditional banjos. The three-ply violin-quality maple neck makes this banjo clear, sweet and full-bodied in tone. The maple neck is shaped for easy fretting while retaining the feel of some of the vintage Vega banjos. The coordinator rod allows adjustment of the action height and the two-way truss rod completes the adjustability for the novice or the master player. One of the best clawhammer banjos made for the traditional player.
It is the mellowest banjo sound, a lovely full tone. 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.
- Classic look and sound
- Easy to get mellow sounds
- Comfortable and responsive
- Hardshell case included
Ideal for traditional string bands. Order today.
Old Tyme Wonder Banjo Specifications:
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
11³ Fiberskyn Medium Collar Head
24 Flat Hooks and 9/32³ 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 1/4³
Scale Length Nut to Bridge: 26 1/4³
Overall Instrument Length: 37 1/2"
Weight: 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.