White Oak is an excellent tonewood. The tuners are recent Waverly 4-to1, a big improvement over the original Elton gears Gibson put on it (These Waverly gears are the same Gibson used on later Mastertone models). If you get a chance you should see and hear and play one in person. The wood is light weight, but quite dense, and in the new Vegas it imparts a bright tone with clear and distinct notes, according to Deering’s testing. The Vega openback models are made entirely of white oak and also feature a midnight maple fingerboard and peghead overlay, a sleek satin finish and are adorned with a gryphon inlay at the peghead – Greg Deering’s own tribute to the incredible inlay work of the late Icilio Consalvi. Itâs made entirely of White Oak and also feature a Midnight Maple fingerboard and peghead overlay, a sleek satin finish and are adorned with a â¦ Adjustable Truss Rod Model: Vega White Oak 12" 5 String: Nut width: 1 1/4â³ Scale length: 26 1/4â³ Fretboard Material: Midnight Maple: Neck material: Natural White Oak: Diameter: 12" Weighing in at only 8 pounds and featuring the newly patented Deering white oak rim design, this American white oak banjo has the bright tone, crisp and clear note distinction, power, and sustain formerly only seen in banjos with metallic tone rings. How much should I spend on my first banjo? Great as solo instrument or for accompanying a singer. The Vega White Oak banjo is ideal for bluegrass and folk music and players will marvel at the bright tone and distinct note clarity from a banjo that weighs less than 6 pounds! Deering White Lotus Banjo. The Vega brand has been in circulation since the early 20th century, when the company purchased the rights to manufacture banjos from A.C. Fairbanks. The claim with evidence is a pretty nice sounding banjo. Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well. Medium Collar Frosted Top Head Taught by a master banjo instructor. We specialize in Deering banjos, Ome banjos, Pisgah banjos and more. Born in 1865, Consalvi worked mostly in the Boston area and is responsible for some of the banjo world’s most beautiful and intricate inlay work. Notched Tension Hoop Incilio Consalvi inspired Gryphon Peghead Inlay Shoe & Screw Bracket Assembly The 5th string starts at the 5th fret. I recently inherited my late older brother's 1967 Vega X-Cel Long Neck. Vega Professional 19-Fret Tenor. Martin in 1970, who made professional grade instruments under the Vega name until 1979. The Vega White Oak banjos are ideal for clawhammer and folk music, and players will marvel at the bright tone and distinct note clarity from a banjo â¦ Marvel at the bright tone and note clarity from a banjo that weighs less than 6 pounds! Neck: 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. I recently purchased a Deering Sierra mahogany open back banjo from Banjo.com. The professional grade Vega banjos, such as the Whyte Laydie, used an external bracket band around the exterior of the rim, providing great strength to allow the tightest head and strongest voice possible. We individually inspect and adjust every new instrument that comes into our store and will be happy to include a free custom setup to your specification. The Vega White Oak banjos are ideal for clawhammer and folk music and players will marvel at the bright tone and distinct note clarity from a banjo â¦ to meet with Barry. I have bought two banjos from Banjo.com and about to buy my third from them. Both the rim and the neck are made from oak, and the 22 fret fingerboard (26.25â scale) is stained maple.