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Goodtime Americana™

$629.00

The Americana™ is the first 5-string banjo from Deering to be fitted with their new Grand 12” rim, which gives the banjo a stronger bass response and a much warmer tone. The fullness and warmth of the larger rim is further enhanced by the addition of a 12” Renaissance head which beautifully complements the banjo both visually and sonically.

Continuing the long standing Goodtime philosophy of offering the best value American made banjos available, the Americana is the lowest priced 12” model on the market today and retains the distinctive natural blonde Goodtime aesthetics. In keeping with the rest of the Goodtime line, this banjo also features guitar style tuners, a rock maple neck, nickel plated hardware, and hardwood inlays.

Played with an old time style technique, the Americana is reminiscent of banjos from a period when larger rims were more prevalent which makes the 12” a great setup for playing old time music. A traditional 11” banjo with a frosted top head has a far brighter sound and will “cut” more. Since the combination of the Grand 12” rim and the Renaissance head makes for a wonderfully laid back sound in comparison, the Americana lends itself perfectly for musicians looking to use the banjo to back up a vocalist or another instrument, instead of playing the a lead instrument role.

Take a walk on the wide side with the new Goodtime Americana™ banjo.
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Vega® Little Wonder Banjo

$1,729.00

Now available with a 12" rim!

Versatile, bright, responsive banjo with a very modest price made in America. This banjo features a violin grade maple neck and a 3-ply violin grade maple rim. Together they create a beautiful tone.

When you step up to a Little Wonder you get a banjo featuring a durable ebony fingerboard which gives you the look and feel of a professional instrument. Both the comfortable neck and quality rim are stained a deep warm brown. The pot has a coordinator rod that easily and accurately adjusts the banjos "action″ or string height for easy playability. The peghead of the maple neck is overlaid with black and is inlaid with a white Vega logo and beautifully engraved star.

The Little Wonder is fully adjustable through the truss rod in the neck, the coordinator rod, and the Deering True Tone tailpiece. Planetary tuning machines come standard on the Little Wonder. It is bright, responsive and full of life and easy to take with you anywhere because of the light weight.

Neck:
Deep Warm Brown Stained Maple
Slender Vega Neck Shape
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Adjustable Truss Rod
Ebony Fingerboard and Nut
Deering Planetary Tuners
Deering Geared Fifth String Tuner

Pot:
3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim - 11" or 12"
Shoe & Screw Bracket Assembly
Beveled Tension Hoop
24 Flat Hooks and 9/32″ Hex Nuts
Medium Collar Frosted Top Head
Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
Nickel Plated Hardware
Deering True Tone Tailpiece
Slender Deering Armrest
Durable and Elegant Satin Finish

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Tone:
Bright, responsive and full of life.

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″
Diameter 12″
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2"
Weight Approx. 5 lbs 

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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Vega® Old Tyme Wonder Banjo with 12" Rim

$1,989.00

Now with a featuring the new Grand 12" Rim, this banjo is perfect for old time clawhammer banjoists. The wider 12" rim brings out more bass response and truly gives a great old time banjo tone when paired with the fiberskyn head.  Featuring a scooped neck to ease playing over the fingerboard. We build in a traditional "scoop″ that allows more room for the fingers and thumb of the right hand to pluck the strings over the fingerboard. 

It is the mellowest banjo sound, a lovely full tone. The Old Tyme Wonder is reliable and exceptional in tone, playability, versatility and responsiveness, with a round wooody tone perfect for old time string bands.

Neck:
Deep Warm Brown Stained Maple Neck
Scooped Ebony Fingerboard
Adjustable Truss Rod
17 Nickel Silver Pressed in Frets
Traditional Vega Neck Shape
Deering Planetary Tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Tuner 

Pot: 
NEW Grand 12" Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
Shoe & Screw Bracket Assembly
Beveled Tension Hoop
12″ Fiberskyn Medium Collar Head
24 Flat Hooks and 9/32″ Hex Nuts
Vega  Armrest
No Knot Tailpiece
Nickel Plated Hardware
Satin Finish
Includes a Deering/Vega Hardshell Openback Case

Tone:
The mellowest and most gentle banjo sound, a lovely full tone. The Old Tyme Wonder is reliable and exceptional in tone, playability, versatility and responsiveness, with a woody thunkiness that is perfect for old time string bands.

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″
Diameter 12″
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2"
Weight Approx. 5 lbs 

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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Vega® White Oak Banjo 11" Banjo

$2,099.00

“The quality of the tone is what matters. If it doesn't move you when you play...if it doesn't move something in you then it doesn't matter what its made out of. In the white oak, I found yet another voice that I hadn't heard in any of the banjos that I own.” - Rick Barron, Deering Artist

 

The Vega White Oak banjos are ideal for clawhammer and folk music and players will marvel at the bright tone and distinct note clarity from a banjo that weighs less than 6 pounds!

The two models offer the choice of a traditional sound in a 22-fret Vega open back with an 11” rim and frosted top head or the boomy bass response and grand tone of a 12” rim with a renaissance head.

The Vega openback models are made entirely of white oak and also feature a midnight maple fingerboard and peghead overlay, a sleek satin finish and are adorned with a gryphon inlay at the peghead - Greg Deering’s own tribute to the incredible inlay work of the late Incilio Consalvi.

Born in 1865, Consalvi worked mostly in the Boston area and is responsible for some of the banjo world's most beautiful and intricate inlay work. In particular, Consalvi’s work can be found on many early Fairbanks, Cole and Vega banjos built in Boston at the time. As the son of an Italian family of jewellers, Consalvi is perhaps best known for a one of a kind esquisite banjo that currently resides in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Aside from the lavish engraving and stunning detail, the banjo is said to contain over 39,987 individual pieces, each inlaid by hand over three years.

Each Vega White Oak is complete with a hardshell case and a lifetime warranty.

Neck:
White Oak Neck
Incilio Consalvi inspired Gryphon Peghead Inlay 
Slender Vega Neck Shape
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Adjustable Truss Rod
Midnight Maple Fingerboard
Deering Planetary Tuners
Deering Geared Fifth String Tuner

 

Pot:
11" 3-ply White Oak Rim
Shoe & Screw Bracket Assembly
Notched Tension Hoop
24 Round Hooks and 9/32″ Hex Nuts
Medium Collar Frosted Top Head
Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
Nickel Plated Hardware
Deering True Tone Tailpiece
Slender Deering Armrest
Durable and Elegant Satin Finish

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Tone: 

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″
Diameter 11″
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2"
Weight Approx. 5 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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Vega® White Oak Banjo 12" Banjo

$2,199.00

“The quality of the tone is what matters. If it doesn't move you when you play...if it doesn't move something in you then it doesn't matter what its made out of. In the white oak, I found yet another voice that I hadn't heard in any of the banjos that I own.” - Rick Barron, Deering Artist

 

The Vega White Oak banjos are ideal for clawhammer and folk music and players will marvel at the bright tone and distinct note clarity from a banjo that weighs less than 6 pounds!

The two models offer the choice of a traditional sound in a 22-fret Vega open back with an 11” rim and frosted top head or the boomy bass response and grand tone of a 12” rim with a renaissance head.

The Vega openback models are made entirely of white oak and also feature a midnight maple fingerboard and peghead overlay, a sleek satin finish and are adorned with a gryphon inlay at the peghead - Greg Deering’s own tribute to the incredible inlay work of the late Incilio Consalvi.

Born in 1865, Consalvi worked mostly in the Boston area and is responsible for some of the banjo world's most beautiful and intricate inlay work. In particular, Consalvi’s work can be found on many early Fairbanks, Cole and Vega banjos built in Boston at the time. As the son of an Italian family of jewellers, Consalvi is perhaps best known for a one of a kind esquisite banjo that currently resides in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Aside from the lavish engraving and stunning detail, the banjo is said to contain over 39,987 individual pieces, each inlaid by hand over three years.

Each Vega White Oak is complete with a hardshell case and a lifetime warranty.

Neck:
White Oak Neck
Incilio Consalvi inspired Gryphon Peghead Inlay 
Slender Vega Neck Shape
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Adjustable Truss Rod
Midnight Maple Fingerboard
Deering Planetary Tuners
Deering Geared Fifth String Tuner

 

Pot:
12" 3-ply White Oak Rim
Shoe & Screw Bracket Assembly
Notched Tension Hoop
24 Round Hooks and 9/32″ Hex Nuts
Medium Collar Renaissance Head
Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
Nickel Plated Hardware
Deering True Tone Tailpiece
Slender Deering Armrest
Durable and Elegant Satin Finish

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Tone: 

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″
Diameter 12″
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2"
Weight Approx. 5 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

Coming soon!

Coming soon!

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