This Vega style replica is an accurate reproduction of the most sought after pot in the classic Old Time sound. A metal bracket band contains the lug bolts avoiding holes in the rim for a solid tone. The brass Tubaphone style tone ring rings loud and clear with maximum sustain. Classic style engraved inlays, maple neck and rim, adjustable coordinator rods (instead of a dowel stick), and our new Fairbanks style headstock.
Neck - Double Coordinator Rods
Fingerboard - Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay - Vega style with Egraving
Headstock Inlay - Star with Engraving
Rim - 1/2 Sound Chamber
Bridge - Maple Ebony Cap
Tuners - GT Master Planets
Bone - Nut
...HI Ross, just want to let you know the banjo arrived today in excellent condition, very happy with the set up and sound of the banjo. Thanks for all your help and prompt service. Regards Paul.
On a Long Neck Banjo, the 5th string peg is actually located at the 8th fret, not the 5th fret, and tuned to E not G.
This makes the most common frets for capo spikes on a long neck: 11 for the key of G, 13 for A and 15 for B. Since the long neck is positioned at the 8th fret and tuned to E, it's up 3 for G, up 5 for A, up 7 for B.
Even though I prefer or normally recommend the capo spikes over the 5th string sliding capo on a standard length 5-string banjo, the sliding 5th string capos can be pretty practical on a long neck, you can put that anywhere for any key or tuning configuration. We can install those too.
Both are listed in the options below.
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