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Deering Clawgrass™ No. 2 Banjo

$4,475.00


The Clawgrass™ No. 2 model is created when Mark Johnson approached Deering with one vision in mind - to offer the same solid foundation, quality, tone and playability of his original, but at a more affordable price point.

The new Deering Clawgrass No. 2 banjo has the same dynamic tone as the original Clawgrass. Using the same peghead and fingerboard inlay designs, rendered in man made materials, Deering has made this lovely banjo much more affordable for the average player.

The much sought after Clawgrass neck width (1.37") is still present on the Clawgrass No. 2, which also features standard nickel plating unlike its hand engraved, 24K gold plated sibling. The banjo gets its finishing touches from simpler yet equally as elegant binding on the neck, peghead, and rim. 

Beauty and elegance doesn't always have to carry the price tag. 

Neck:
• An Elegant Neck Of Our Highest Grade English Walnut
• White Bound Peghead Featuring Pearloid "Clawgrass" Inlay
• High Grade Ebony Fingerboard With Intricate Pearloid Inlays
• Clawgrass Neck Shape
• Bone Nut
• Adjustable Truss Rod
• Ivoroid Binding
• 22 Glued In Nickel Silver Frets
• Deering Planetary Tuners
• Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
• 5th String Spikes At Frets 7, 9, and 10


Pot:
• Deering -06- 20 Hole Bell Bronze Nickel Plated Tone Ring
• Premium Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
• Rim Bound with Ivoroid
• 11″ Top Frosted Medium Crown Head
• 5/8" Deering Bridge
• 24 Round Hooks and 5/16″ Hex Nuts

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 Case


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Deering G.D.L.™ 5-String Banjo

$6,999.00

Beautiful exotic walnut with abalone & ivoroid trim, The G.D.L. (Greg Deering Limited) banjo carries Greg's namesake because he really enjoys the understated elegance of this model. Combining the beauty of the tone of walnut with the aesthetic elegance of the hand set abalone trim along the edges of the fingerboard and resonator sides, this banjo is more affordable while featuring the artistry and sparkle that is as beautiful as its tone. California grown English Walnut gives you the blend of crisp clear tone with a beautiful touch of sweetness.

The precise hand work that goes into our upperline banjos is something rarely found in today's fast paced world. It's an investment you'll be glad you made every time you play it. English Walnut provides a very bright, yet sweet sounding powerful professional banjo that has instant response and clear bell tone.

Neck:
• English Walnut Neck
• Intricate Inlays of Abalone and Pearl
• Triple Bound Peghead
• Hand Set Abalone Shell Trim with Ivoroid Binding
• High Grade Ebony Fingerboard
• Slender Deering Neck Shape
• Bone Nut
• 22 Glued In Nickel Silver Frets
• Adjustable Truss Rod
• Deering Planetary Banjo Tuners
• Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
• High Gloss Finish

Pot:
• Deering -06- 20 Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring
• Deering Premium Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
• Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
• 11″ Top Frosted Medium Crown Head
• 5/8″ Maple/Ebony Signature Bridge
• Deering True Tone Tailpiece
• Nickel Plated Zinc Flange and Hardware

Resonator:
• Rare & Exotic Burl Walnut
• Hand Set Abalone Shell trim with Ivoroid Binding
• High Gloss Finish
• The Resonator Sides are Specially Tapered on the Inside for Projection of Tone

Tone:

English Walnut provides a very bright yet sweet sounding powerful professional banjo with instant response and clear bell 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 38″
• Weight Approx. 11 lbs

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Lifetime Warranty

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Deering Ivanhoe™ 5-String Banjo

$14,499.00

We reserve the most highly figured walnut for the neck and rare pieces of exotic burl walnut veneer for the resonator. The beautiful burl veneer on the resonator is the same veneer as used on the inside of a Rolls Royce. The inside walls of the resonator are carved for loud and clear projection of the wonderful tone.

The Ivanhoe is a beautiful gold plated & engraved slender and fast playing banjo with a quick response that is perfect for melodic playing with a sweet yet bright tone that projects well and enhances all musical styles. Versatile and comfortable, the Ivanhoe is a favorite amongst performers who like the fast Deering neck shape and smaller sound chamber.

You'll find superb craftsmanship in every aspect of the Ivanhoe, from the triple bound peg-head to the hand-carved heel and the superbly engraved gold plated metal parts. It has an intricately pierced armrest accented with elegant floral engraving. It is a work of art that will be treasured for generations to come. With the exceptional tone, quality and feel of the neck it's more than just a show piece, it's a banjo player's dream come true.

Neck:
• An Elegant Neck of our Highest Grade English Walnut
• Intricate Inlays of Abalone and Mother of Pearl
• Triple Bound Peghead
• High Grade Ebony Fingerboard
• Slender Deering Neck Shape
• Bone Nut
• 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 Tone Ring
• Premium Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
• Brass Notched Engraved Tension Hoop
• 11″ Top Frosted Medium Crown Head
• 5/8″ Maple/Ebony Bridge
• 24 Round Hooks and ¼″ Hex Nuts
• Zinc Flange Engraved and Gold Plated
• Premium Hand Engraving
• Deering True Tone Tailpiece
• Highly Detailed Pierced & Engraved Work on the Engraved Armrest
• 24 Karat Gold Plating on All Hardware

Resonator:
• Rare & Exotic Burl Walnut
• Hand Set Abalone Shell with Ivoroid Trim
• Polished High Gloss Finish
• The Resonator Sides Are Specially Tapered on the Inside For Projection of Tone

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 1/4″
• Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
• Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
• Overall Instrument Length 38″
• Weight Approx. 11 lbs

Includes a Deering Hardshell

Lifetime Warranty:
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.

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Deering Tree of Life 5-String Banjo

$15,489.00

Tree of Life banjo is Greg Deerings modern intreptation of the old S.S. Stewart Tree of Life inlay pattern extended and embellished on the peghead to create a uniquely Deering look. It represents a celebration of the beauty and artistry of banjos of old combined with the improved construction techniques which give you a modern banjo that plays as great as it looks.

The Tree of Life inlay pattern is a beautiful sterling silver vine inlay with abalone flower inlays at the position marker locations and mother of pearl leaf inlays along the rest of the fingerboard. The abalone flowers make finding hand positions easy.

It is an heirloom banjo that will gain in value each year that goes by and an investment you can enjoy every day of your life.

Neck:
Beautiful High Grade Curly Maple Neck Stained a Rich Brown
Triple Bound Peghead
Sterling Silver Vine Inlay, Abalone and Mother of Pearl in the Fingerboard and Peghead
White Mother of Pearl Flower Fret Markers
Hand Set Abalone Shell Trim with Ivoroid Binding
Hand-Carved Heel with Abalone Trim
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Bone Nut
22 Glued in Nickel-Silver Frets
Adjustable Truss Rod
Intricately hand carved Heel
Deering Planetary Banjo Tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
Mother of Pearl Tuning Buttons
High Gloss Finish

Pot:
Genuine Deering -06- Bell Bronze Tone Ring
Premium Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
Deering Brass Notched Engraved Tension Hoop
11″ Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
24 round hooks and ¼″ Hex Nuts
Zinc Flange Engraved and Gold Plated
Premium Hand Engraving
Highly detailed Pierced and Engraved Work on the Armrest
Deering True Tone Tailpiece
24-karat Gold Plating on All Hardware

Resonator:
Cremona Stained Curly Maple
Hand Set Abalone Shell Trim with Ivoroid Binding
Resonator Sides are Specially Tapered for Projection of Tone
High Gloss Finish

Priced with a Deering Hardshell Case.

Tone:
The Tree of Life has a smaller air chamber than the Golden Era or the Tenbrooks banjos which gives it a very responsive poppy sound with excellent note separation. The banjo plays string to string and up the neck at a consistent clarity and volume.The Maple construction creates a bright tone with excellent bass.

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″
Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38″
Weight Approx. 12 lbs.

Warranty: 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.

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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


Lifetime Warranty:
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.

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Deering Texas™ 5-String Banjo

$20,099.00

An Heirloom Banjo - The Texas Banjo commemorates the 150th year anniversary of Texas' independence from Mexico. Only 151 Texas banjos will be made, each with a serial number representing one of the years between 1836 and 1986. You can choose, from remaining numbers, a year that has meaning in your life for your distinctive number. The Texas banjo is designed and marketed by Tony Ullrich of Houston.

We hand craft it in our Custom Shop - a one of a kind treasure, 24-Karat gold plated. It's an investment in your musical heritage that can enjoyed and passed along. It can carry the love of music and heritage of Texas to inspire new generations.

Neck: 
Top Grade English Walnut Neck
Bound Peghead
Hand Engraved Texas Mother of Pearl Inlays
Slender Deering Neck Shape
High Grade Ebony Fingerboard
Bone Nut
22 Glued In Nickel-Silver Frets
Adjustable Truss Rod
Hand set Abalone Trim Along the Ivoroid Binding
Beautifully Hand-Carved Heel of American and Texas Flags
The Texas State Flower, a Blue Bonnet is Inlaid On the Heel
Deering Planetary Banjo Tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
High Gloss Finish


Pot: 
Deering -06- 20 Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring
Highest Violin Grade curly 3-ply Maple Rim
Deering Brass Notched Engraved Tension Hoop
11″ Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
5/8″ Maple/Ebony Bridge
24 round hooks and ¼″ Hex Nuts
Zinc Flange Engraved and Gold Plated
Deering True Tone Tailpiece
Spur & Saddle Hand-Engraving
24-Karat Gold Plating on All Hardware

Resonator:
Curly Walnut Resonator
State of Texas inlayed in the back with
"Texas" Branded with a branding iron across the State
The names of famous Texans Inlaid and Raised and Carved along the Outside of the Resonator Sides:  Austin, Houston, Bowie, and Crocket, Fannin, Lamar, Milam, Travis - Raised and Carved along the outside of the Resonator Sides
Ivoroid Binding with Hand-set Abalone Shell Trim
Inside of the Resonator is Specially Tapered for Projection of Tone
High Gloss Finish 

Includes a Deering Hardshell Banjo Case

Tone:

The Texas has a smaller air chamber than the Golden Era or the Tenbrooks banjos which gives it a very responsive poppy sound with excellent note separation. Made of Walnut, the Texas banjo has the bright sound of maple combined with the sweet tone of mahogany. It is the best of both worlds. The banjo plays string to string and up the neck at a consistent clarity and volume. 

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″
Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38″
Instrument Weight 11lbs.

Lifetime Warranty
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

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Deering Gabriella™ 5-String Banjo

$32,199.00

The ultimate combination of luxurious beauty and incredible sound - the sparkle of the mother of pearl fingerboard is breath-taking like opening a box of jewels when you open the case and the tone of the Gabriella is outstanding. The Gabriella is the very top of the Deering line. We reserve the most highly figured English walnut for the neck and rare pieces of exotic burl walnut veneer for the resonator. The beautiful burl veneer on the resonator is the same veneer as used on the inside of a Rolls Royce.

The beautiful hand crafted and carved walnut neck has a genuine mother-of-pearl fingerboard and vine peg-head inlay. The frets are seated in ebony with the precision of a master craftsman and the pearl of the fingerboard is also set into the ebony so precisely it looks like the frets are set in the pearl. The pearl fingerboard and the nickel silver frets are polished to provide a luxurious playing experience.

Only the finest components become a Gabriella banjo. Also, along the edges of the neck and resonator the ivoroid binding is accentuated with multicolored trim of handset abalone shell. The neck is fully adjustable, as are all Deering necks, with our two way adjustable truss rod.

To top it off, back of the banjo has an elaborate vine of raised and carved maple and mother-of pearl encircling the exotic walnut resonator back. Each banjo of this caliber is signed personally by Greg and his top craftsmen on the serial number label inside.

Neck:
An Elegant neck of our Highest Grade of Walnut, Maple, or Koa - Your Choice
Triple Bound Peghead
Hand-Engraved Inlays
Mother-of-Pearl Fingerboard
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Bone Nut
22 Nickel-Silver Frets
Adjustable Truss Rod
Deering Planetary Banjo Tuners 
Deering Geared 5th String Tuner

Mother of Pearl Tuning Buttons 
Intricately hand carved Heel

Pot:
Deering -06- 20 Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring
Highest Violin Grade Curly 3-ply Maple Rrim
Deering Brass Notched Engraved Tension Hoop
11″ Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
24 Round Hooks and ¼″ Hex Nuts
Zinc Flange Engraved and Gold Plated
Premium Hand Engraving
Highly Detailed Pierced Engraving On the Armrest
Deering True Tone Tailpiece
24 Karat Gold Plating on All Hardware

Resonator:

Rare & Exotic Burl Walnut, Curly Maple, or Koa - Your Choice
Hand Set Abalone Shell & Ivoroid Binding
A Pearl and Maple Vine Encircles the Resonator Back
Brilliant Polished High Gloss Finish
Inside of the Resonator is Specially Tapered for Projection of Tone
A Hand Carved Pearl and Maple Vine Encircles the Resonator Back 

Priced with a Deering Hardshell Case.

Tone:
The Gabriella has a smaller air chamber than the Golden Era or the Tenbrooks banjos which gives it a very responsive poppy sound with excellent note separation. The banjo plays string to string and up the neck at a consistent clarity and volume. In ordering a Gabriella banjo you can choose between our highest grade of walnut, maple, or koa. Each Gabriella we build is a unique work of art that brings hours of musical enjoyment when played and aesthetic enjoyment for it's beauty wherever it is displayed. The pearl fingerboard ads a distinctive brilliance to the tone of the Gabriella.

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

Dimensions:
22 Frets
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
Also Available in Tenor or Plectrum Styles 

Warranty:
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.

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Deering Banjosaurus™ Long Neck

$63,719.00

Designed for George Grove of the Kingston Trio a mural of inlay of the dinosaur age made of mother of pearl in white, gold and black, coral, turquoise, cactus, abalone, malachite, several kinds of soap-stones, koa, taugua nut, and rosewood are set into the ebony fingerboard. The neck has an adjustable truss-rod and the truss rod cap is cleverly a part of the peghead inlays. It slips under the head of the Tyrannosaurus Rex. When you order a banjo of this caliber the one request we have is no strict time limits. It takes as long as it takes. Patience brings great rewards. The Banjosaurus is an amazing blend of bright highs and deep bass response from the grenadilla tone ring.

Neck:
Blonde Top Grade Curly Maple
Ebony Fingerboard
Shubb Sliding Capo
Exotic Hand Cut Mural Inlay up the Neck
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Ivoroid Binding with Colorful Coral Snake Purfling
Deering Planetary banjo tuners


Pot: 
Top Quality Curly Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
11″ Frosted Top Head
Hartford Grenadilla Wood Tone Ring
Notched Brass Tension Hoop
24 Round Hooks and 5/16″ Nuts
Brass Tube Flange
Your Choice of Nickel, Chrome or Gold Plating
Blond Curly Maple Resonator
High Gloss Finish

Resonator:
Blonde Curly Maple
Coral Snake Perfling
Ivoroid Binding
The Resonator Sides are Specially Tapered on the Inside for Projection of Tone
High Gloss Finish
Spring Steel Resonator Brackets covered with Felt 

"Pop-on Resonator" is fit with felt covered spring steel brackets that allow the resonator to be popped on or removed easily so that you can instantly change the timbre of your tone. It's great for folk musicians who also play bluegrass.

Priced with a Deering Hardshell Case.

Tone:
The Banjosaurus is an amazing blend of bright maple, with deep bass response, being tuned in E, and a balanced warm tone and sustain.
Tuned: E,A,E,G#,B in standard tuning

Can be capoed at the third fret for standard 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 1/4″
Resonator Diameter 12″
Overall Instrument Length 43.5″
Instrument Weight 10 lbs.

Truss Rod Wrench Size ¼″ Deep Socket Wrench

Warranty:
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.

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