Many aspiring banjo players started out on the Vega Folk Ranger. It was the most affordable of the quality banjos on the market when The Kingston Trio had their heyday back in the early ‘60s. This model has an 11” wood rim surrounded by 24 brackets, married to a 26.5” scale neck with a rosewood fingerboard. Appointments are basic, with pearl dot fret markers and an unbound peg head with guitar-style geared tuners.
This folk ranger is now 55 years old and carries with it some minor scars of the years of playing. The neck is straight and has comfortably low action, with minimal fret wear. The neck adjuster cover is missing, but the quality of the sound has been improved by the addition of a "No-Knot" tailpiece.
The tone is very traditional and has that plunky folk sound and rings out with clarity.
$565.00 including gig bag.