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Vega / Deering Senator 5-String Banjo! Made In USA! Int'l Bids OK! NO RESERVE!!!
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2006 Vega / Deering Senator 5-String Banjo w / OHSC, Excellent Condition, See ad below for Full

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09 Jun, 2014 02:05:15 BST
Winning bid:
US $1,075.00
Approximately £742.20(including postage)
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US $44.88 (approx. £30.99) Economy Delivery | See details
Item location:
Santee, California, United States


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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
An item that has been previously used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or an item that has been returned to the seller after a period of use. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller notes: 2006 Vega / Deering Senator 5-String Banjo w / OHSC, Excellent Condition, See ad below for Full Description
Brand: Vega / Deering Number of Strings: 5
Model: Senator Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Banjo Type: Open Back

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Open Back w / OHSC! Made In USA!


You are looking at a really cool banjo. This is a Vega Senator 5 - String banjo. These are built by the Deering banjo company in Spring Valley, Ca USA. Deering acquired the right to the Vega name back in 1986. Vega is an established manufacturer that started out in the 1904 and was owned for a time by Martin before being sold to Deering.



Plays and sounds great! A really fun and easy banjo to play. 



From The Web:


A lightweight bluegrass banjo with sparkling tone!


Over 100 years of Vega tradition and Deering's innovative approach to banjo crafting went into the creation of this Vega Senator 5-String Banjo. Fashioned as a bluegrass banjo with spun brass hoop and rod tone ring, a rich, warm brown stained rock maple neck with adjustable trussrod and a multi-ply rim with dual coordinator rods; the Senator has the time-honored Vega peghead profile. The hard, dense, colorful, exotic and naturally beautiful ebony fingerboard is inlaid with mother-of-pearl dots, and a Vega star at the fifth fret.

The exclusive Deering planetary pegs give you the advantage of tight and precise tuning. The frosted top head and Deering tailpiece enhance the Senator banjo's sound, characterized as a full woody tone with beautiful sparkle of clarity and the note definition desired by bluegrass players.

This Vega Senator Banjo is what many bluegrass players are looking for. It's a lightweight banjo, only 7 pounds, with just the right amount of sparkle; one that beckons the traditional player to pick it up for maximum comfort.



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


Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
Open Back
Warm Brown Stained
Spun Brass Tone Ring
Beveled Tension Hoop
24 flat hooks and 9/32″ Hex Nuts
Shoe & Screw Bracket Assembly
11″ Medium Crown Renaissance Head
No Knot Tailpiece  (Deering True Tone Tailpeice optional at no extra charge)
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″
Diameter 11″
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2
Weight Approx. 6 lbs


I acquired this Vega from a recently retired person, who wanted to take lessons and quickly lost interest. This Senator is in excellent condition. There has not been a lot of playing time on this Banjo. It has set in it's case in the closet for the last 8 years.



This Vega has one interesting upgrade. It has had a banjo transducer installed for electric play. (See picture #4, #5). I do not have the footpedal or the pre amp in order to operate this.  




I am starting this Auction at .99 with no reserve, so bid strong and bid often. Stay with this to the end. Don't let someone out bid you in the last few minutes of the Auction.



Weight: 6.10 lbs.




Serial number: #0239106 G780



Cosmetics:  Excellent Condition. Light strumming scratches on the banjo head. (See picture #1, use zoom feature). Slight discoloration on the fretboard in the first and second fret. (See pictures #2, #3). I am sure that there is a small scratch, nick or something. After all It is used. I cannot find anything. Deering Original Hard Shell Case is included. Case is in good condition. The only issue is one of the latches is not working. The hasp is missing. It is the latch nearest the handle. Other than that, everything is fine.  Look at the pictures closely. They will tell the story.


All functions work as they should.

Bid on it like you want to own it!


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