Deering Deluxe™ 12-String
The "Grand Piano of Banjos", the D-12 is designed for the guitar player who wants a beautiful banjo sound. With a light touch of your flat pick or fingerpicks you open up a whole new magnificent world of music!
If you play 12-string guitar, you will be amazed at the tremendous sound you get when playing the same style on the 12-string banjo! We could not have imagined the sound until we made the first one and heard it. It is capable of a powerful sound and presence while also able to produce music so sweet that it seems to have been brought down from heaven by angels. It is tuned just like a 12-string guitar, and you use the same chords and fingering and get a whole new spectacular sound.
David Hidalgo played a D-12 on Los Lobos' "Kiko" CD on the song, "Two Janes", and Joe Satriani's Exremist CD on the song Rubina's Blue Sky Happiness. It's truly the Grand Piano of Banjos, weighing in at about 14 lbs.
The Original Deering Banner in Mother of Pearl on the Peghead
Slender fast & comfortable Deering Neck Shape
22 Pressed In Nickel-Silver Frets
Radiused Ebony Fingerboard
Mother of Pearl Diamond Shaped Inlays
Precisely machined 3-ply Maple Rim
Genuine Deering -06- Bell Bronze Tone Ring
Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11″ Frosted Top Head
24 Round Hooks with ¼″ Hex Nuts
Nickel Plated Zinc Flange
Nickel Plated Hardware
Deering 5/8" Compensated 12-sting Maple/Ebony Bridge
Original Deering 12-String Tailpiece
Trimmed in white/black/white
High Gloss Finish
Priced with a Deering Hardshell Case
Has the sweet sound of mahogany with less sustain than maple or walnut.
Easy to play with clarity of note separation.
Tuned: EE,AA,DD,GG,BB,EE in standard tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
Neck Width at the Nut 1 7/8″,
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 39 1/2″
Weight Approx. 13 lbs
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