Deering® John Hartford 5-String Banjo

$4,779.00

People ask why we have a non standard inlay pattern on this banjo. It was once the standard pattern and fairly common to just have the inlays grouped right in the middle and out on the ends of the fingerboard. Some of the old banjos like the Farland, and some of those old banjos made before 1900 had this, so John asked us to do that. John was a licensed river boat captain and wanted us to put some sort of a riverboat theme into his banjo. And again, we were kind of stumped a little bit, not wanting to just put inlays of riverboats in the fingerboard. Then we had a really neat opportunity because when Chuck, our head craftsman and artist who has been with us over 30 years now, was growing up and learning to play music his main banjo hero was John Hartford. Chuck grew up in Minnesota and when John Hartford would come to town to play he would never miss a concert and he thought John Hartford was the coolest musician. The idea that he would someday be making a banjo for John Hartford was beyond his wildest dreams so I gave the job of designing the inlays to Chuck.

Chuck started studying riverboats and reading a lot. He went to the library and found all the books he could about riverboats. He discovered that there is a whole classic architecture of riverboats that's significantly different than the architecture that goes into houses. People think that the gingerbread on a riverboat is the same as on the house but it is actually distinctly and identifiably different. The ratio of the length to width and the style of the scrolls that go into the riverboat architecture are different than what is on a gingerbread house, a Victorian period house. So Chuck took the riverboat architecture and used that classic form to develop inlays for the Hartford banjo. It ended up having a very riverboat type of flavor because it uses that architecture and that art form without having to have pictures of riverboats on it. We accomplished a really classic design for John and Chuck was able to have a wonderful time working with John on the inlay.

When John Hartford passed away we changed the nameplate on the fingerboard from mother of pearl to abalone in the fingerboard. So if you find a Hartford with a white mother of pearl name plate it was built before he passed away. If it has abalone it was made after his passing.

There is an even lighter weight version - the Hartford Pop-On Resonator banjo which is convertible from openback to bluegrass style by popping on the resonator. (replacing the 2 lb flange with a brass tube) - Greg Deering

Neck:
• Curly Maple with Walnut Stain.
• Beautiful Steamboat Scroll Mother of Pearl Inlays
• Slender Deering Neck Shape
• Ebony Fingerboard

• Bone nut
• 22 Glued In Nickel Silver Frets
• Adjustable truss rod
• Deering Planetary Banjo Tuners
• Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
• White Binding with Black/White Trim

Pot:
• Hartford Grenadillo Tone Ring 
• Deering Premium Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
• Brass Notched Tension Hoop
• 11″ Top Frosted Medium Crown Head
• 24 Round Hooks with ¼″ Hex Nuts
• One Piece Cast Zinc Flange
• 5/8″ Deering Maple/Ebony Bridge
• Deering True Tone Tailpiece Resonator:
• Curly Maple with Dark Walnut Stain
• Resonator Sides are Specially Tapered on the Inside for Projection of Tone
• White Binding with Black/White Trim
• Vintage Satin Finish
• Optional Pop-On Resonator 

Tone:
This Hartford has a big round tone that is full bodied with great bass and sweet highs. With the Grenadillo tone ring it has a more woody ringing tone.


Dimensions:
• Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
• Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
• Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
• Overall Instrument Length 39″

• Weight Approx. 11 lbs with bronze tone ring, flange and resonator
   9 lbs with Grenadillo tone ring, flange and resonator
   8 lbs for Grenadillo tone ring with "Pop-On″ feature


Includes a Deering Hardshell Case


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Deering® John Hartford 24-Fret 5-string Banjo

$4,999.00

You get two full scales on the 24 Fret John Hartford Banjo and the added length of the neck moves the bridge to the center of the head giving a more rounded full bodied tone!

The 24 Fret John Hartford model – a new sound in a full bodied banjo that gives you two full scales up the fingerboard. This Hartford has a big round tone that is full bodied with great bass and sweet highs. With the -06- tone ring and 24 frets it has a more distinct bell like ring to it, with the Grenadillo tone ring it has a more woody ringing tone.

Both choices of tone ring give that distinct round and fruity John Hartford style of sound.

Neck:
• Curly Maple with Walnut Stain
• Beautiful Steamboat Scroll Mother of Pearl Inlays
• Slender Deering Neck Shape
• Ebony Fingerboard, Bone Nut
• 24 Glued In Nickel Silver Frets
• Adjustable Truss Rod
• Deering Planetary Banjo Tuners
• Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
• White Binding with Black/White Trim

Pot:
• -06- Deering 20 Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring or Hartford Grenadilo Tone Ring
• Deering Premium Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
• Brass Notched Tension Hoop
• 11″ Top Frosted Medium Crown Head
• 24 Round Hooks with ¼″ Hex Nuts
• One Piece Cast Zinc Flange
• 5/8″ Deering Maple/Ebony Bridge
• Deering True Tone Tailpiece 
Resonator: Curly Maple with Dark Walnut Stain
Tapered Resonator Sides on the Inside for Projection of Tone
• White Binding with Black/White Trim
• Vintage Satin Finish
• Optional Pop-On Resonator 


Dimensions:
• Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
• Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
• Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
• Overall Instrument Length 39″

• Weight Approx. 11 lbs ith the -06- Tone Ring and 9 lbs with the Hartford Grenadillo Tone Ring
  

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case


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Deering® Terry Baucom Model Banjo

$4,969.00

Capture the sound of the “Duke of Drive”, Terry Baucom! Designed with Terry's hard driving bluegrass style in mind, this incredible American Walnut banjo features a light weight bell bronze 20 hole Deering tone ring. Terry also chose the traditional Deering neck shape for optimum comfort and for the fast and accurate fretting demanded by his hard-driving playing style.

Set up includes an 11/16″ bridge with slightly wider string spacing and a head tuned to A. This magical banjo is loud and resonant, perfect for hard driving bluegrass music and any other style you wish to play on it!

The Neck: 
Walnut
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Bone Nut 
Slightly Wider String Spacing  
Natural Ebony Fingerboard
22 Glued In Nickel-Silver Frets 
Mother of Pearl Mustache inlays
Ivoroid Bound Fingerboard with Black/ White Trim
Adjustable Truss Rod
Deering Smooth Planetary Banjo Tuners
Deering Geared 5th StringTuner
High Gloss Finish 

The Pot: 
Deering Light Weight - 20 Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring
Deering Premium Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11″ Frosted Top Head, Medium Crown
24 Round Hooks with ¼″ Hex Nuts
One Piece Cast Resonator Flange
11/16″ Deering Signature Maple/Ebony Bridge
Deering True Tone Tailpiece

Resonator:
Walnut
Ivoroid Binding with Black/White Trim
Deep Resonator for more Resonance
Tapered on the Inside for Projection of Tone
High Gloss Finish 

Tone: 
The balance betweeen the weight of the Terry Baucom tone ring and the rim's musical response produces a more resonant sound chamber.  From bass notes to highs, every note is clear and balanced in volume up the entire neck. The response of this magical banjo is loud and resonant, perfect for hard driving bluegrass music.

Tuned:
g,D,G,B,D in standard tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38″
Weight Approx. 11 lbs 

Lifetime Warranty:
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Vega® Kingston Trio - Bob Shane Plectrum Banjo

$6,249.00

Played with a flat pick, and so called a "plectrum", The Bob Shane 50th Anniversary model celebrates the fact that the banjo music on the famous recording of the song, "Tom Dooley", was actually played by Bob Shane on a plectrum banjo that was tuned like the last four strings of a guitar! A Little known fact.

The Bob Shane Plectrum banjo is a professional grade banjo made beautifully figured natural koa wood buffed to a high gloss. It has a genuine Deering made Vega Tubaphone tone ring made of brass for outstanding quality of tone and projection. The precision Vega style 3-ply Maple Rim, hand fit with a genuine Vega Tubaphone Tone Ring, Brass Bracket Band, Frosted Top Head provides a crisp tone for all styles of music.

This is the perfect cross over banjo for guitar players who want that special banjo tone! Whether you play Kingston Trio style of popular folk music, classical, bluegrass, old fiddle tunes, blues, jazz or compose your own music with this wonderful plectrum banjo you get renowned craftsmanship, and classic tone.

Neck: 
Natural Koa
22 Glued In Nickel Silver Frets
Mother of Pearl Inlay in the Peghead
Mother of Pearl Vega Fingerboard Pattern
Traditional Vega Plectrum Neck Shape
Adjustable Truss Rod
Ebony Fingerboard
Ivoroid Binding
Bone Nut
Deering Planetary Tuners

Pot:
Genuine Brass Tubaphone Tone Ring
Premium 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Notched Brass Tension Hoop
Brass Bracket Band with Shoes
24 Round Hooks with 5/16″ Hex Nuts
11″ Frosted Bottom Medium Crown Head
Two Coordinator Rods for Adjustments
Deering Truetone Tailpiece
5/8″ Deering 6-string Compensated Maple/Ebony Bridge
Nickel Plated Hardware
Satin Finish
Open Back

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Tone: 
A warm round, vibrant tone with balanced responsiveness of highs and lows.

Tuned: 
C,G,B,D in standard plectrum tuning
D,G,B,E - the top 4 strings of the guitar
D,G,B,D - open G tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Dimensions:

Neck Width at the Nut 1 3/16″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Diameter 11″
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2"
Weight Approx. 7.5 lbs 

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Vega® Kingston Trio Long Neck Banjo

$6,249.00

Tuned in E or capoed in G, and great for deep singing voices, the Kingston Trio Long Neck celebrates the success of one of the longest living popular folk bands. If, like Greg Deering, you first found a love of the banjo from listening to the Kingston Trio, having one of these wonderful banjos makes you a part of something very special. You have a choice of color in selecting your Kingston Trio Long Neck banjo, you also get the beautiful Kingston Trio inlay in the fingerboard as a special commemorative model that celebrates their wonderful music.
The curly maple of the neck can be stained according to your color preference like the Vega banjos of Kingston Trio banjoists: George Grove – Rich Brown, John Stewart – Blond, and Dave Guard- Vintage Yellow & Brown.

Neck:
Beautiful Curly Maple
Traditional Vega Neck Shape
Adjustable Truss Rod
25 Nickel Silver Frets
Ebony Fingerboard
Mother of Pearl Kingston Trio inlays
Ivoroid Binding
Bone Nut
High Gloss Finish

Pot:
Quality 3-ply Maple Rim
Genuine Vega Tubaphone Tone Ring
Brass Bracket Band & Shoes
Brass Notched Tension Hoop
Frosted Top Medium Collar Head
24 Round Hooks and 5/16″ hex nuts
Nickel Plated Hardware

Optional Add-on: Add on a Long Shubb Capo or Spikes

Includes a Deering Longneck Hardshell Case

Tone:
Deep, balanced, full, round and sparkling tone with responsiveness, and power.

Tuned:
E,A,E,G#,B in standard E tuning
Can be Capoed at 3
rd fret for G tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 32 7/64″
Diameter 12″
Overall Instrument Length 43 1/2″

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Deering David Holt Model Banjo

$11,999.00

An open back banjo with a deeper 4" rim, the depth of a minstrel banjo, is what story teller and Grammy award-winner, David Holt has been playing since 1988. Requests for one like his inspired the David Holt Tree of Life model which harkens back to the sound of a minstrel banjo.

This banjo is light weight, only 8 lbs, because it has the Grenadillo wood tone ring and no flange nor resonator and so is easy to perform with for hours. The deep 3-ply violin grade maple rim and grenadillo tone ring create a warmth and richness all it's own. It's great for singing and storytelling. It has a beautiful curly maple neck that is elegantly carved with a vine and stained to a rich warm brown. The rim is bound with decorative purfling and ivoroid binding inside and out. The metal parts are plated with durable chrome plating that will have a brand new appearance for years to come. The georgeous Tree of Life inlay is sterling silver with mother of pearl flowers and abalone leaves. The colorful flowers are placed on the fingerboard as fret markers. It is a magnificent banjo that is made to be enjoyed and played and passed on as a cherished heirloom for future generations to carry on the family's music.

The Neck: 
Beautiful Curly Maple Neck Stained a Rich Brown
Triple Bound Peghead with White, Black, White
Trimmed with Ivoroid and Coral Snake perfling
Slender, fast and comfortable Deering Neck Shape
Beautifully Hand Carved Heel
Sterling Silver Vine Inlay on Fingerboard and Peghead
White Mother of Pearl Flower Fret Markers
Bone Nut
22 Glued In Nickel-Silver Frets
Adjustable truss rod
Deering Planetary banjo tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
High Gloss Finish

Pot:
Hartford Grenadillo Wood Tone Ring
Deep 4″ 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Open-back Rim
Ivoroid and Coral Snake Purfling trim
Satin Finish on the Rim
Deering Brass Notched Engraved Tension Hoop
11″ Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
24 round hooks & 5/16″ Ball End Hex Nuts
5/8″ Maple/Ebony Bridge
Durable Chrome Plating


Priced with a Deering/Vega Openback Hardshell Case

Tone:
Deep, warm rounded notes that resonate full bodied with clear highs balanced by full bodied bass to create that old time sound of the Minstrel Era.

Tuned:g,D,G,B,D in standard tuning.
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Open Back Rim Diameter "12
Rim Depth is 4.5″
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2″
Weight Approx. 8 lbs 

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Deering Clawgrass™ Banjo

$15,499.00

An openback with punch! Features a wider neck and a bronze Deering -06- tone ring.  This banjo can be played for bluegrass, clawhammer, or a blend called Clawgrass, named after the style created by Mark Johnson. For modern clawhammer style players who enjoy jamming in any style of music this powerful openback banjo can hold it's own with a loud, clear bell like tone normally only found in resonator banjos.

The hardware is black nickel plated and engraved.  This banjo also features 24 karat gold accents, a hand carved heel, abalone trim, and ivoroid binding. This is a show piece banjo that is as stunning as the beautiful sound it creates. You can enjoy the tone of the Clawgrass banjos played by Steve Martin, Kevin Nealon and Mark Johnson in their many performances.

Neck:
• An Elegant Neck of our Highest Grade English Walnut
• Intricate Inlays of Abalone and Mother of Pearl
• Mother of Pearl "Clawgrass" Inlay
• Triple Bound Peghead
• High Grade Ebony Fingerboard
• Slender Deering Neck Shape
• Bone Nut
• Nickel Silver Frets
• Adjustable Truss Rod
• Hand set Abalone Trim along the Ivoroid Binding
• Beautifully Hand Carved Heel
• 22 Glued In Nickel Silver Frets
• Deering Planetary Tuners
• Mother of Pearl Tuning Buttons
• Deering Geared 5th String Tuner

Pot:
• Deering -06- 20 Hole Bell Bronze Nickel Plated Tone Ring
• Premium Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
• Rim Bound with Ivoroid and Abalone
• Black Nickel Engraved Brass Notched Tension Hoop & Tube Flange
• 11″ Top Frosted Medium Crown Head
• 11/16" Snuffy Smith Bridge
• 24 Round Hooks and 5/16″ Hex Nuts
• Premium Hand Engraving
• Gold & Engraved True Tone Tailpiece
• Hand Engraved & Pierced Armrest
• 24 Karat Gold Plating on All Hardware

Tone:

With the exceptionally brilliant tone, quality and playability it's more than just a show piece, it's a banjo player's dream come true.

Dimensions:

• Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/3″
• Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
• Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2″
• Weight Approx. 9 lbs

Includes a Deering Hardshell


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Deering Jens Kruger Model

$15,799.00

This began as the Top model of the Tenbrooks line before being included in the Artist Series.  It is made with violin grade maple because of the musical qualities of this wood and it features a radiused ebony fretboard. Jens prefers stainless steel frets because of the durability of the stainless steel. The frets wear longer before needing to be replaced. Before switching to stainless steel frets, Jens, who plays an average of 8 hours per day, was having his banjos re-fretted every 6 months. With stainless steel frets he has played for almost 2 years before having the banjo re-fretted; getting three times the playing life out of the frets!

The radiused fingerboard fits the curve of the fingers over the playing surface making it just that much more effortless to travel the fingerboard.

The Jens Kruger model has significant resonance and clarity, elevating it to the caliber of orchestral instruments. The Jens Kruger banjo is designed to unlock the creativity for the dedicated musician.

Neck:

Dark Red Mahogany Stained Violin Grade Maple Neck
Radiused Ebony Fingerboard
22 Durable Stainless Steel Frets
Adjustable Truss Rod
Grafaloy Nut
Slender Neck for precise playing
Spikes installed at 7 & 9th frets
Deering Planetary Tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
High Gloss 
Pot:
Kruger Tone Ring 
Precision machined Tenbrooks style 3-ply Maple Rim
Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11″ Medium Crown Frosted Top Head
24 Round Hooks with ¼″ Hex Nuts
Tenbrooks Gold plated Zinc Flange
Gold Plated Hardware
Premium Hand Engraved Metal Parts
Hand Engraved and Pierced Armrest
Deering True-Tone Tailpiece
11/16″ Signature Maple Ebony Bridge

Resonator:
A Deep resonator made of Curly Maple
Resonator stained Dark Red Mahogany
Ivoroid Binding
High Gloss Finish 

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Tone:
This banjo represents an achievement in banjo tone, having removed all the unwanted overtones, resulting in a banjo that is orchestral grade, with enough sustain for slow songs and clarity of note separation when it is played hard and fast. It has consistent clarity and volume up and down the neck and string to string. It fully resonates deep bass notes and sweet clear highs such that no note is suppressed and music flows freely from this alive and vibrant instrument. 

Dimensions:

Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38″

Lifetime Warranty:
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Deering Jens Kruger Model with -06- Tone Ring

$13,259.00

This began as the top model of the Tenbrooks line before being included in the Artist Series.  It is made with violin grade maple because of the musical qualities of this wood and it features a radiused ebony fretboard. Jens prefers stainless steel frets because of the durability of the stainless steel. The frets wear longer before needing to be replaced. Before switching to stainless steel frets, Jens, who plays an average of 8 hours per day, was having his banjos re-fretted every 6 months. With stainless steel frets he has played for almost 2 years before having the banjo re-fretted; getting three times the playing life out of the frets!

The radiused fingerboard fits the curve of the fingers over the playing surface making it just that much more effortless to travel the fingerboard.

The Jens Kruger model has significant resonance and clarity, elevating it to the caliber of orchestral instruments. The Jens Kruger banjo is designed to unlock the creativity for the dedicated musician.  

Jens currently plays the -06- tone ring model because it has more sustain and he plays both fast and slow songs so he prefers the added sustain of the -06- tone ring.

Neck:
Dark Red Mahogany Stained Violin Grade Maple Neck
Radiused Ebony Fingerboard
22 Durable Stainless Steel Frets
Adjustable Truss Rod
Grafaloy Nut
Slender Neck for precise playing
Spikes installed at 7 & 9th frets
Deering Planetary Tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
High Gloss 

  

Pot:
Deering -06- 20 Hole Polished Bell Bronze Tone Ring 
Precision machined Tenbrooks style 3-ply Maple Rim
Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11″ Medium Crown Frosted Top Head
24 Round Hooks with ¼″ Hex Nuts
Tenbrooks Gold plated Zinc Flange
Gold Plated Hardware
Premium Hand Engraved Metal Parts
Hand Engraved and Pierced Armrest
Deering True-Tone Tailpiece
11/16″ Signature Maple Ebony Bridge

  

Resonator:
A Deep Resonator Made of Curly Maple
Resonator Stained Dark Red Mahogany
Ivoroid Binding
High Gloss Finish 

 

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Tone:
This banjo represents an achievement in banjo tone, having removed all the unwanted overtones, resulting in a banjo that is orchestral grade, with enough sustain for slow songs and clarity of note separation when it is played hard and fast. It has consistent clarity and volume up and down the neck and string to string. It fully resonates deep bass notes and sweet clear highs such that no note is suppressed and music flows freely from this alive and vibrant instrument. 

 

Dimensions:

Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38″

  

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Deering Dropkick Murphys Tenor Banjo

$3,419.00

The Dropkick Murphys Banjo is a representation of the band with their shield crest of anchors, shamrocks, and leaves on the traditionally shaped banjo headstock.

Beautifully inlayed into the fingerboard in Italian Pearloid are the name of the band in Old English lettering, two classic shamrocks and a banner proudly supporting "Boston″ at its base. Only the highest quality of curly maple wood is used for the neck and resonator on this model. A special thing about the Dropkick Murphys Model is that it is one of the lightest professional banjos made. Its' tone ring is made out of grenadillo wood rather than metal. This gives it a bright warm sound and most of all makes it easy to dance with on stage!

This banjo is fitted with a Kavanjo banjo pickup system which allows the banjo to be plugged in and played at screaming volumes without any feedback while still maintaining its acoustic tone.

When Jeff DaRosa, the banjo player of the band, played the very first Dropkick Murphys Deering Banjo he said, "This thing rules!! This is the best banjo I've ever played!″ The goal of making this available to all Dropkick Murphys fans, Deering has made a twin model in the Goodtime line with the same special art work engraved proudly on the neck. Made with a violin grade maple rim, the Goodtime models are the most affordable banjos one can get while still having a professional level of sound. This is ideal for both beginners and anyone wanting a banjo they can take anywhere. The Goodtime Dropkick model is also available in a reasonator and an openback style.

Deering Dropkick Murphys tenor banjo specifications

The Neck:
Curly Maple with a Dark Walnut Stain
Natural Ebony Fingerboard
19 Nickel-Silver Frets Glued Iin For Easy Replacement
Dropkick Murphys Logo Inlay at the 9th and 10th Frets
Shamrock Inlays at the 12th fret
Boston Banner Inlay
White Bound Fingerboard & Peghead
Adjustable Truss Rod
Deering Smooth Planetary Banjo Tuners
Slender, Comfortable Deering Neck Shape

The Pot:
Hartford Grenadillo Tone Ring
Deering Original 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Kavanjo Banjo Pickup
11" Frosted Top Head
Brass Notched Tension Hoop
24 Round Hooks with 1/4" Hex Nuts
One Piece Cast Resonator Flange
5/8" Deering Maple Ebony Bridge
Deering True Tone Tailpiece
Curly Maple Resonator with Black & White Trim and Ivoroid Binding,
Slender Resonator Depth for quick response

Tuning:
G,D,A,E in Irish tenor tuning,
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Dimensions:
19 Frets
Neck Width at the Nut 1 5/32″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 23″
Rim diameter 11"
Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 35″

Warranty:
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Dropkick Murphys Goodtime™ 19-Fret Tenor Banjo

$619.00

We are proud to announce the release of the Dropkick Murphys Tenor Goodtime openback banjo. It's an all maple banjo with a hard rock maple neck and a violin grade maple rim for an awesome tone. It's tuned in fifths G,D,A,E just like an octave mandolin so the fingering is easy for mandolin and violin players. A Kavanjo pickup can be installed as an option.

"The Goodtime open back is the most affordable tenor banjo you can get! It's light and very easy to play which makes it perfect for beginners.  I use it for writing and rehearsal. Its light weight makes it perfect for traveling."

It's never a bad time with a Goodtime." Jeff DaRosa - Dropkick Murphys

Neck:
Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
19 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Sealed Geared Guitar Tuners 
Durable Satin Finish
Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead
Dropkick Murphys crest engraved in peghead
Exotic Wood Dot and Clover Inlays, with Boston banner and Dropkick Murphys engraved in neck

Pot: 
3-ply Violin Grade Goodtime Maple Rim
11″ Frosted Top High Crown Head
Steel Tension Hoop
16 Bracket Shoes
16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Hex Nuts
Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
Nickel Plated Hardware

Triangle Box for Carrying
Gig Bag or Hardshell Case Sold Separately 

Tone: 

Has a bright sound of maple that projects well. 
Easy to play with clarity of note separation.

Tuned:

G,D,A,E – Irish Tenor Tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well. 
Comes with medium gauge strings.

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 13/64″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 23 1/8″ 
Rim diameter 13 7/8″ 
Overall Instrument Length 33 1/4″ 
Weight Approx. 4.5 lbs

Warranty:
The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Goodtime Banjo a six year warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.

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Dropkick Murphys Goodtime Two™ 19-Fret Tenor Banjo

$830.00

The Dropkick Murphys Goodtime Two 19-Fret tenor banjo is an all maple banjo with a hard rock maple neck and a violin grade maple rim for an awesome tone. It's tuned in fifths G, D, A, E just like an octave mandolin so the fingering is easy for mandolin and violin players. A Kavanjo pickup can be installed as an option.

"The Goodtime is the most affordable tenor banjo you can get! It's light and very easy to play which makes it perfect for beginners.  I use it for writing and rehearsal, it's light weight makes it perfect for traveling."

It's never a bad time with a Goodtime." Jeff DaRosa - Dropkick Murphys

Neck:
Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
19 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Sealed Geared Guitar Tuners
Durable Satin Finish
Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead
Dropkick Murphys crest engraved in peghead
Exotic Wood Dot and Clover Inlays, with Boston banner and Dropkick Murphys engraved in neck

Pot:
3-ply violin grade Goodtime Maple Rim
11″ Frosted Top High Crown Head
Steel Tension Hoop
16 Bracket Shoes
16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Hex Nuts
Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
Nickel plated Armrest
Nickel Plated Hardware
2 Piece Flange Nickel plated Armrest
Nickel Plated Hardware

Resonator:
Resonator of Blonde Maple
Black Binding
Durable Satin Finish

Triangle Box for Carrying
Gig Bag or Hardshell Case Sold Separately

Tone:

Has a bright sound of maple that projects well.
Easy to play with clarity of note separation.

Tuned:

G,D,A,E – Irish Tenor Tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
Comes with medium gauge strings.

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 13/64″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 23 1/8″
Rim diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 33 1/4″
Weight Approx. 4.5 lbs

Warranty:
The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Goodtime Banjo a six year warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.

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Tony Trischka Silver Clipper Banjo

$5,199.00

“I knew I wanted a radiused fingerboard. Having tried Noam Pikelny’s banjo with 24 frets (an extra two frets coming out over the fingerboard), I requested the same. I had always desired a resonator made of quilted maple... .” - Tony Trischka

Featuring the new Deering Smile™ banjo bridge!

Neck:

  • Mahogany
  • Ivoroid Binding
  • Tony Trischka Designed Acrylic Inlays
  • Radiused Grade A Ebony Fingerboard
  • Extended Fingerboard
  • Deering D Shape Neck
  • Kruger Peghead Shape
  • 24 Glued In Nickel Silver Frets
  • Adjustable Truss Rod
  • Bone Nut
  • Spikes installed at 7 & 9th Frets
  • Deering Planetary Tuners
  • Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
  • High Gloss Finish

Pot:

  • Deering -06- Bell Bronze Tone Ring
  • Tenbrooks Style 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
  • Notched Tension Hoop
  • 11” Frosted Top Banjo Head
  • 24 Round Hooks with Hex Nuts
  • One Piece Cast Zinc Flange
  • Curved Round Hooks On Either Side Of the Neck
  • Nickel Plated Hardware
  • Deering True Tone Tailpiece
  • 11/16” Radiused Deering Smile™ Maple Ebony Bridge

Resonator:

  • Honey Stained Quilted Maple Resonator
  • Resonator Sides Are Specially Tapered On the Inside For Projection of Tone
  • High Gloss Finish
  • Resonator Back Is Accented With Ivoroid Trim

Dimensions:

  • Neck Width At the Nut 1 1/4”
  • Scale Length Nut To Bridge 26 1/4”
  • Resonator Diameter 13 7/8”
  • Overall Instrument Length 38”
  • Weight Approx. 11.8 lbs.

Comes with a Deering Hardshell Case

Lifetime Warranty

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Tony Trischka Golden Clipper Banjo

$15,999.00

“I knew I wanted a radiused fingerboard. Having tried Noam Pikelny’s banjo with 24 frets (an extra two frets coming out over the fingerboard), I requested the same. I had always desired a resonator made of quilted maple... and with the addition of gold plating, a beautifully engraved black nickel stretcher band, Pāua Shell abalone binding on the neck and resonator, spectacular art nouveau inlays made of DichroLam... my dream banjo has now became a reality.” - Tony Trischka

Neck:

  • Mahogany
  • Ivoroid Binding with Pua Shell Purfling
  • Tony Trischka Designed DiChrome Inlays
  • Radiused Grade A Ebony Fingerboard
  • Extended Fingerboard
  • Deering D Shape Neck
  • Kruger Peghead Shape
  • 24 Glued In Nickel Silver Frets
  • Adjustable Truss Rod
  • Bone Nut
  • Spikes installed at 7 & 9th Frets
  • Gold Plated Deering Planetary Tuners
  • Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
  • High Gloss Finish

Pot:

  • Deering -06- Bell Bronze Tone Ring
  • Tenbrooks Style 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
  • Black Nickel Plated & Hand Engraved Notched Tension Hoop
  • 11” Frosted Top Banjo Head
  • 24 Round Hooks with .” Hex Nuts
  • Curved Round Hooks On Either Side Of the Neck
  • 24K Gold Plated Hardware
  • Deering True Tone Tailpiece
  • 11/16” Radiused Deering Maple Ebony Bridge

Resonator:

  • Honey Stained Quilted Maple Resonator
  • Resonator Sides Are Specially Tapered On the Inside For Projection of Tone
  • High Gloss Finish
  • Resonator Back Is Accented With Ivoroid Trim

Dimensions:

  • Neck Width At the Nut 1 1/4”
  • Scale Length Nut To Bridge 26 1/4”
  • Resonator Diameter 13 7/8”
  • Overall Instrument Length 38”
  • Weight Approx. 11.8 lbs.

Comes with a Deering Hardshell Case

Lifetime Warranty

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John McEuen Goodtime Two™ 5 String Banjo

$799.00

John McEuen enjoys inspiring others to play music and as ‘Johnny Banjoseed’, he encouraged the Deering Banjo Company to release a John McEuen 

Goodtime Two™ banjo that he could promote and inspire others to pick up the banjo.  The John McEuen Goodtime Two™ banjo is an all maple bluegrass banjo with a resonator.  The neck is hard rock maple and the rim is violin grade 3 ply maple for a good bluegrass tone and it only weighs about 6 pounds.

Neck:
John McEuen Engraved Peghead
Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Exotic Wood Bowtie Inlays
Geared Tuners
Geared 5th String Tuner
Sealed Geared Guitar Tuners 
Durable Satin Finish
Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead

Pot: 
3-ply Violin Grade Goodtime Maple Rim
11″ Frosted Top High Crown Head
Steel Tension Hoop
16 Bracket Shoes
16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Hex Nuts
Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
2 Piece Flange 
Nickel Plated Armrest
Nickel Plated Hardware

Resonator:

Resonator of Blonde Maple
Black Binding
Durable Satin Finish 


Triangle Box for Carrying
Gig Bag or Hardshell Case Sold Separately 

Tone: 

Has a bright sound of maple that projects well. 
Easy to play with clarity of note separation.

Tuned:

g,D,G,B,D in standard G tuning 
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well. 
Comes with light gauge strings
Can be played with medium gauge strings as well.

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26.25″ 
Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
Rim Diameter 11"
Overall Instrument Length 38″ 
Weight Approx. 6 lbs

Warranty: The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Goodtime Banjo a six year warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.

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