Goodtime Two™ Banjo

$739.00

A resonator back provides more projection of sound in the Goodtime Two. We make it here in the USA, at the Deering shop with the same tooling we use to make the top of the line banjos. Greg Deering designed the Goodtime banjos because there were no low priced banjos of enough quality for people to actually learn on without difficulty or giving up. He remembers what it was like to want a good banjo and not be able to afford one, so his gift to others is the Goodtime banjo line. Designed for success, the Goodtime banjos are the lowest priced American made banjos. They are so good many professionals have recorded with Goodtime banjos.

The Goodtime Two weighs 6 lbs - about the weight of a guitar. The Goodtime Two has a natural blonde maple with a satin finish to protect it. The rich, golden tone and the reverberation off the resonator sound great. You can definitely tell a volume difference between open back and a Goodtime Two. The sound waves aren't getting trapped between you and the banjo, which makes a pretty big difference. If you want a great low priced bluegrass banjo for travel and leisure that plays correctly and is durable, this is the best buy on the market!

Neck:
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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Deering Eagle II™ 5-String Banjo

$2,819.00

The Eagle II banjo represents the latest in tone ring innovation from the collaborative efforts  of Greg Deering and Jens Kruger. It features  the ground breaking patented Twenty Ten Tone Ring; a Deering original crafted unlike any other traditional tone ring. Made of brass and producing a tone with a very rich mid-range and good bass and treble response, the most unique feature of the Eagle II banjo is that it is suitable to both clawhammer/frailing and bluegrass, among other styles. Rarely has there ever been a tone ring model that could claim this but customers who own the Eagle II have proclaimed its utmost versatility in this respect. Whether you are a professional or a dedicated banjo enthusiast, the Eagle II will help you soar to new heights!

Played by Winston Marshall of Mumford & Sons.

Contact one of our dealers to experience the Eagle II banjo today!

Neck:

Maple Stained a Dark Red Mahogany
Natural Ebony Fingerboard
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Original Eagle Engraved Inlays
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Fully Adjustable Truss Rod
Planetary Banjo Tuners
Geared 5th String Peg
Gloss Finish

 

Pot:

Deering Patent Pending Twenty-Ten Tone Ring
Three-Ply Violin Grade  Maple Rim
True Tone Deering Tailpiece
Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11″ Top Frosted Medium Crown Head
24 Round Hooks and ¼″ Hex Nuts
24 Bracket Shoes  
Eagle 2-Piece Flange
Slender Shaped Armrest
5/8" Maple Bridge With Ebony Top
Nickel Plated Hardware
Resonator:
Maple Stained Red Mahogany 
White Binding
Straight Inside Resonator Sidewalls
Gloss Finish 

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

 

Tone: 

A strong mid range tone with good bass and vibrant highs, that is versatile for playing both Clawhammer and Bluegrass styles of playing.

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. 10 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 Eagle II™ Acoustic/Electric 5-String Banjo

$3,149.00

Our newest and most affordable professional grade resonator 5-string banjo. The Eagle II banjo is a whole new breed of banjo. It features the ground breaking Kavanjo® banjo pickup system allowing you to play on any stage with a true banjo tone and without the worry of feedback earlier banjo pickups have had.

This banjo also features the patent pending Twenty-Ten Tone Ring which is a completely original Deering design that is unlike any other traditional tone ring.  It produces a high quality sound that is versatile for many styles of playing. While the sound is uniquely Eagle, it represents a refinement in the quality of banjo tone, something that allows the player to soar to new heights. It is perfect for the player who wants a professional quality banjo that he can use for playing many styles of music.

Played by Winston Marshall of Mumford & Sons and Will Champlin.

Contact one of our dealers to experience the Eagle II A/E banjo today!

Neck:

Maple Stained a Dark Red Mahogany
Natural Ebony Fingerboard
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Original Eagle Engraved Inlays
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Fully Adjustable Truss Rod
Planetary Banjo Tuners
Geared 5th String Peg
Gloss Finish

 

Pot:

Deering Patent Pending Twenty-Ten Tone Ring
Kavanjo® Banjo Pickup
Three-Ply Violin Grade  Maple Rim
True Tone Deering Tailpiece
Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11″ Top Frosted Medium Crown Head
24 Round Hooks and ¼″ Hex Nuts
24 Bracket Shoes  
Eagle 2-Piece Flange
Slender Shaped Armrest
5/8" Maple Bridge With Ebony Top
Nickel Plated Hardware
Resonator:
Maple Stained Red Mahogany 
White Binding
Straight Inside Resonator Sidewalls
Gloss Finish 

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

 

Tone: 

A strong mid range tone with good bass and vibrant highs, that is versatile for playing both Clawhammer and Bluegrass styles of playing.

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. 10 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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Tony Trischka Silver Clipper Banjo

$5,469.00

“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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Deering® Boston 6-String Acoustic/Electric Banjo

$2,819.00

Tuned like a guitar, guitar players can get up and go with this 6-string banjo. Our top selling 6-string banjo - now as an acoustic/electric model. This banjo is the preferred sound in country recording studios and in non-traditional bands. Taylor Swift uses this banjo on her Grammy award winning song "Mean". This banjo has big resonant bass notes that you don't find on a 5-string banjo, and also crisp highs for that beautiful banjo tone. Just plug it in and it's amplified with a great acoustic tone of the Kavanjo banjo pickup!

It has big resonant bass notes that you don't find on a 5-string banjo, and also crisp highs for that beautiful banjo tone and you can plug it in.

Neck:
Tropical American Mahogany
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Radiused Fingerboard
Seed & Vine Inlays,
Guitar Style Tuners
Adjustable Truss Rod
22 Pressed In Nickel-Silver Frets

Pot:
3/16" Durable Nickel Plated Steel Rim
24-Piece Butterfly Flange
24 flat hooks with 9/32" hex nuts
24 Bracket Shoes
11" Frosted Top Medium Crown Head with Kavanjo Banjo Pickup
Beveled Tension Hoop
Deering 6-string Tailpiece
Nickel Plated Hardware
Deering 6-String Tailpiece

Resonator:
Mahogany, with white binding
Trimmed in White
Straight Side Walls
Satin Finish

Tone:
Has the sweet sound of mahogany with less sustain for clear notes. Crisp highs and good bass response with less overtones than many banjos. Easy to play with clarity of note separation. Great for recording.

Tuned E,A,D,G,B,E for standard Guitar tuning, can also be tuned in other tunings


Strings recommended
Deering 6-String Banjo strings
Other gauges can be used, however to get the best
banjo tone it should have light or extra light guitar strings or electric guitar strings.
Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 ¾″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 ¼″
Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38 ½″

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 Deluxe™ 5-String Banjo

$3,659.00

Now featuring a walnut neck, the Deering Deluxe truly stands out as a banjo with it's own tone.  The walnut neck gives the banjo a perfect balance of brightness and warmth.  When paired with our -06- bell bronze tone ring, the Deluxe comes alive and gives you a banjo that will stand out from the pack.

Built with Deering's genuine bell bronze tone ring, three ply violin grade maple rim and one piece, cast, zinc resonator flange, this Deluxe is as easy to play as it is beautiful.

The mother of pearl inlay in the peghead, is the very first Deering logo designed by Greg Deering for his first banjo in 1969. The multicolor binding and high gloss finish enhance the gold and perloid inlays on the exotic, natural ebony fingerboard. "The inspiration for the inlay artwork comes from the early Boston banjo masters. And if you look at the peghead of the Deluxe, it has some of the same elements as the Sierra, but it is much more expanded and it comes alive with the turn of the century Boston masters element - and that was just the design that flowed out onto the page. It's a lot of fun to have that kind of artwork on a banjo that people can afford. The first professional banjo we made was the Deluxe so it always has a very dear spot to us because it was the first professional banjo we made way back in '79." Greg Deering

One of Deering's oldest and most popular models, this banjo brings the power, easy playability and maintenance together in a beautiful, historically important banjo that is just as much at home on the front porch as it is on the road. It truly is a Deluxe banjo.

Neck: 
Walnut Neck - NEW
Original Deering Engraved Inlays of White and Gold Italian Pearloid
Slender Fast & Comfortable Neck Shape
22 Pressed in Nickel-Silver Frets
Ebony Fingerboard with Original Deering Engraved Inlays of White and Gold Italian Pearloid
Deering Planetary Banjo Tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
Dual Action Truss Rod
High Gloss Finish 

Pot:
Deering 20 hole -06- Bell Bronze Tone Ring
3-Ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11″ Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
24 Round Hooks with ¼″ Hex Nuts
One Piece Cast Zinc Flange
Slender Shaped Armrest
Truetone Deering Tailpiece 
Nickel Plated Hardware
Gloss Finish 

Resonator:
Walnut - NEW
Trimmed in White/Black/White
Straight Side Walls
Gloss Finish 
Priced with a Deering Hardshell Case

Tone: 
With the new walnut neck, the Deluxe features some of the characteristics found in both maple (brightness) and mahogany (warmth).  Easy to play with clarity and good note separation.

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″

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!

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Deering Calico™ 5-String Banjo

$5,139.00

A premium quality world class 5-string banjo that is appreciated for its crisp tone with great highs and distinctive bass response. The Calico is not only beautiful, but it is also exceptionally dynamic with both powerful sound and response providing an excellent tool for all styles of music. At this price point we add two features, we taper the inside of the resonator walls for added projection of tone, and we also add the feature of glued-in frets. Each fret is fitted to the fingerboard and glued in place so that in the future when the frets are worn out, they can easily be replaced without chipping the fingerboard. You will gain these benefits on every model from the Calico on up the line.

The heart of the Deering Calico banjo is the Deering bronze tone-ring, precisely fitted to the three ply maple rim. The Deering -06- tone ring produces a beautiful, balanced overtone spectrum. Its weight is ideal for most styles played on the banjo. A softer touch will provide you with as much sustain as you ever want, a sharper attack will produce a distinct pop and accurate note separation. You will notice no dead spots over the entire fingerboard. The beautiful highs and powerful well rounded bass is the result of intense study of alloys and shapes resulting in superb sound.

The Neck:
• Curly Maple With A Honey Stain
• Natural Ebony Fingerboard
• 22 Glued In Nickel Silver Frets
• Mother Of Pearl Scroll Inlays
• Ivoroid Bound Fingerboard
• Multi-color Neck Purfling Trim
• Adjustable Truss Rod
• Deering Planetary Tuners
• Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
• Bound Neck and Peghead
• Slender and Comfortable Deering Neck Shape
• High Gloss Finish


The Pot:

• Deering -06- Bell Bronze Tone Ring
• Deering Premium Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
• Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
• 11″ Top Frosted Medium Crown Head
• 24 Round Hooks with ¼″ Hex Nuts
• One Piece Nickel Plated Zinc Flange
• 5/8″ Deering Maple/Ebony Bridge
• Deering True Tone Tailpiece
• Satin Finish

Resonator:

• Curly Maple
• Coral Snake Wood Purfling Trim
• Ivoroid Binding
• Shallow Depth For Quick Response
• Resonator Sides Are Specially Tapered On the Inside for Projection of Tone
• High Gloss Finish

Tone:
With a brighter tone than mahogany, maple provides a beautiful bass response and great highs. The banjo plays string to string and up the neck at a consistent clarity and excellent volume so it is easily heard amongst a band.


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

Available in Tenor & Plectrum
Includes a Deering Hardshell Case
Lifetime Warranty

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Goodtime Bluegrass Banjo Package

$879.00

Includes a Goodtime Two banjo, a Deering gig bag, banjo strap, picks, tuner, and the Tony Trischka DVD. This package includes everything needed to successfully get started playing the banjo! Including the perfect light weight Goodtime banjo that you can take with you when you travel.

The Goodtime Two banjo is a great beginner banjo which features a resonator and is recommended by banjo teachers the world over because it plays right and sounds great.

 

Neck:
Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Hardwood Bow Tie Inlays
Sealed Geared Tuners
Geared 5th String Tuner
Durable Satin Finish
Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead 

Pot: 
Blonde 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Steel Tension Hoop
11″ Frosted Top High Crown  Head
5/8″ Maple/Ebony Goodtime Bridge
16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Nuts
16 Bracket Shoes with Screw Attachments
Deering Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
Durable Satin Finish
Maple Resonator

Also Included:

    • Deering Gig bag
    • Banjo Strap
    • Tony Trischka DVD
    • 2 Finger Picks
    • Thumbpick
    • Electronic Tuner


Tone
Easy to play with clarity of note separation and round full bodied tone.

Tuned: 
G,D,G,B,D in 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 26 1/4″ 
Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
Rim Diameter 11"
Overall Instrument Length 38″ 
Weight Approx. 6 lbs

Warranty: 
6 year warranty

 

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Goodtime Special™ Banjo

$1,039.00

The newly Patented Goodtime Special Tone Ring designed by Deering produces a powerfully crisp, bright, sparkling tone, a considerable step up in tone from the original tone ring that was featured on our Goodtime Special banjos. The volume of tone is a wonderful surprise to players. If you're looking for a banjo with good volume and tone, and prefer to keep the cost as low as possible, then this is the banjo for you. This banjo will perform well in a jam session or band setting, feel comfortable, fret correctly, and be a stable instrument you can play for years to come.

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

Pot: 

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

Resonator:

Blond Maple
Black Binding
Durable Satin Finish 

Tone: 
Has a bell like tone that is loud, crisp and clear and easily heard in a band setting. 
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 from the factory with light gauge strings 10, 11, 13, 21W, 10 
Can be played with medium gauge 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. 8.5 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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Artisan Goodtime Two Banjo

$1,099.00

Featuring Midnight Maple Fingerboard and Vintage Artisan inspired inlays!

With a bluegrass resonator back for projection, the Artisan Goodtime Two banjo has a 3-ply violin grade maple rim and produces a bright and clear tone that projects well and is louder than its open back counterpart.  The Artisan Two is enhanced with a rich brown stain, white detailing and spikes at 7, 9, and 10. The use of spikes enables you to expand your playing from the key of G to easily play in the keys of A, B, and C.

Here is a banjo you can have right there by your easy chair or take out an play in a jam. It holds its own as a bluegrass banjo for anyone looking for a lighter weight option and has the looks to boot! It's great for hours of practice with an accurate neck that is as comfortable as can be. You'll appreciate how light it is when you reach over to pick it up and enjoy playing it.

Most people who get a Goodtime banjo keep it because they love it even when they step up to their beautiful Deering banjo. The Goodtime banjo still maintains a special place in their life and this is why you don't see a lot of Goodtime banjos on the used market. It's a banjo you can take anywhere.

The stunning new Artisan Goodtime banjos embody Greg Deering’s lifelong vision for the Deering Banjo Company – to make the best sounding, best playing, best looking, and best value U.S.A. made banjo that he possibly could. It is a never ending quest that Deering pursues every single day. So with improved tooling and a higher than normal dose of creativity, we bid farewell to our old friend the Classic Goodtime and welcome with open arms the stunning aesthetic of the new Artisan Goodtime Banjos.

Neck:
Slender Rock Maple Neck Stained A Rich Brown
Vintage Artisan Style Inlays
Goodtime Logo Engraved On Peghead
Deering Peghead shape
Planetary Tuners
Geared 5th String Tuner
Durable Satin Finish
Spikes installed at 7th, 9th, & 10th frets

Pot:
3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim Stained Rich Brown
11″ Frosted Top Head
Steel Tension Hoop
A Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
16 Bracket Shoes
16 Flat Hooks and 9/32″ Hex Nuts
Adjustable Goodtime Tailpiece
Nickel Plated Armrest
Nickel Plated Hardware
Durable Satin Finish
Openback

Resonator:
Maple Resonator Stained Rich Brown
Black Binding
Durable Satin Finish

Comes with a Triangle Box/Case

Gig Bag or Hardshell Case is priced separately

Tone:
Has a clear and bright sound of maple.
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 from the factory with light gauge strings: 10, 11, 13, 21W, 10


Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″,
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Diameter 11″
Overall Instrument Length 37.5″
Weight Approx. 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 6 year warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.

 

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Artisan Goodtime Special Banjo

$1,299.00

Featuring Midnight Maple Fingerboard and Vintage Artisan inspired inlays!

The vintage look and vibrant tone of the patented Goodtime Special tone ring set this banjo apart, as clearly louder than the Goodtime Two and great for playing in a band setting.

The Artisan Goodtime Special has the look of an older banjo with the rich brown stain, Deering fiddle shaped peghead and planetary banjo tuners. The Artisan Goodtime Special can be heard with a sweet voice with sustain that compliments all the instruments in a band. Tuned to an open G Chord, with the spikes already installed, you can easily play in other keys.

The stunning new Artisan Goodtime banjos epitomizes Greg Deering’s lifelong vision for the Deering Banjo Company – to make the best sounding, best playing, best looking, and best value U.S.A. made banjo that he possibly could. Pearloid vintage artisan style inlays pop off the new Midnight Maple fingerboard, while the peg head is adorned with a beautifully engraved design.

The Artisan Goodtime Special banjo is an achievement in keeping the cost down while providing an instrument that will stay in tune and perform reliably because it is made with precision by skilled American craftsmen. Made efficiently at our factory in Spring Valley (San Diego area of California), this is a comfortably playable banjo with a wonderfully bright tone. It is a solid dependable instrument that is immensely playable with excellent tonality and clarity.

Neck:
Slender Rock Maple Neck Stained A Rich Brown
Vintage Artisan Style Inlays
Goodtime Logo Engraved On Peghead
Deering Peghead shape
Planetary Tuners
Geared 5th String Tuner
Durable Satin Finish
Spikes installed at 7th, 9th, & 10th frets

Pot:
3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim Stained Rich Brown
Patented Goodtime Tone Ring
11″ Frosted Top Head
Steel Tension Hoop
A Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
16 Bracket Shoes
16 Flat Hooks and 9/32″ Hex Nuts
Adjustable Goodtime Tailpiece
Nickel Plated Armrest
Nickel Plated Hardware
Durable Satin Finish
Openback

Resonator:
Maple Resonator Stained Rich Brown
Black Binding
Durable Satin Finish

Comes with a Triangle Box/Case

Gig Bag or Hardshell Case is priced separately

Tone:
Has a clear and bright sound of maple.
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 from the factory with light gauge strings: 10, 11, 13, 21W, 10


Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″,
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Diameter 11″
Overall Instrument Length 37.5″
Weight Approx. 8.5 lbs

Warranty: The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Goodtime banjo a 6 year warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.

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Tenbrooks Saratoga Star™ Banjo with -06- Tone Ring

$6,379.00

Crisp Maple with a brilliant full bodied tone, deep bass, brilliant highs, The Saratoga Star is one of the most elegantly beautiful modern banjos to enter the musical arena of classic instruments. Greg Deering personally designed the inlays with an Art Nouveau style in mind. Reminiscent of the Victorian Era, this high grade maple banjo stands out as a top of the line professional instrument, at home on the concert stages throughout the world. Played by Ned Luberecki.

From Bluegrass to Country, Rock to Classical, this is one of the ultimate banjos made today. Crafted with the precision of every Tenbrooks banjo out of highly figured violin grade maple for the ultimate tonal power and sparkle. It is so alive with sound that you can feel the vibrations through the back of the banjo as you play. The sound carries clearly greater distances than other banjos. This banjo is for the dedicated musician who appreciates versatility in communicating with the audience through music.

Neck: 
Curly Maple Neck stained a Rich Dark Red Mahogany
22 Glued in Nickel Silver Frets
Ebony Fingerboard
Ivoroid Binding
Bone Nut
Adjustable Truss Rod
Spikes are installed at 7 & 9th frets
Deering Planetary Tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Tuner 

Pot:
Deering -06- Tone Ring
Tenbrooks style 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11″ Frosted Top, Medium Crown Head
24 Round Hooks with ¼″ Hex Nuts
Nickel plated Zinc Flange
Deering True Tone Tailpiece
Nickel Plated Hardware
Deering 11/16″ Maple Ebony Bridge

Resonator:
Deep resonator made of Curly Maple
Resonator Sides are Specially Tapered on the Inside for Projection of Tone
Stained a Deep Red Brown
Highly Polished Finish

Tone: 
The Saratoga Star resounds with a brilliant full bodied tone with deep bass and brilliant highs. It has a pleasing clarity and balance on every string up and down the entire fingerboard. The full Tenbrooks banjo design, materials and dimensions create this maple banjo that brings out all the best tone from the wood and precisely created metal parts so that this instrument rings true with a sweet clarity and uninhibited musicality.

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 

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Goodtime Zombie Killer™ 5-String Banjo

$1,079.00

The Goodtime Two Zombie Killer Banjo. Blonde maple neck with engraved hardwood inlays with Zombie killing themes. The maple resonator is finished to look blood splattered and worn. The resonator flange has teeth around the outer edge like a circular saw blade with Zombie killing images cut into the flat surface of the flange. The three ply violin maple rim is finished with the dark reddish finish. The metal parts are finished in both nickel plating and a hard blood red color. This banjo is dedicated to the youthful interest in the "Zombie Apocalypse" .... and for the kid in all of us.

This banjo is dedicated to the youthful interest in the "Zombie Apocalypse" .... and for the kid in all of us.

Blonde maple neck with engraved hardwood inlays with Zombie killing themes.  The maple resonator is finished to look blood splattered and worn.  The resonator flange has teeth around the outer edge like a circular saw blade with Zombie killing images cut into the flat surface of the flange.  The three ply violin maple rim is finished with the dark reddish finish.  The metal parts are finished in both nickel plating and a hard blood red color. 

The finish on each and every Zombie banjo resonator is unique in an effort to present as playful an image as possible. Our luthiers are taking great joy in creating images that can include dirt, boot prints, face prints, hand prints, chain marks, raised surfaces simulating blood clots, etc. Know that this is all deliberate and done with you in mind. Enjoy knowing that your banjo is a one-of-a-kind creation!

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Deering® Boston 5-String Banjo

$2,219.00

Uniquely Deering, The Boston banjo breaks with tradition and provides a professional quality sound at a lower price point by creating the drum from 3/16″ rolled steel which rings like a tone ring and upgrading the accuracy of tuning with guitar style tuners with a higher gear ratio. The uniquely Deering inlay pattern gives you visual beauty enhancing the great performance.  

Neck:
Mahogany - Now Available in Maple
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Seed and Vine Maple & Pearloid Inlays
Guitar style tuners - (Planetary Tuners available as an option)
Satin Finish

Pot:
Nickel Plated and Durable 3/16″ Steel Rim
True Tone Deering Tailpiece
11″ Medium Crown Banjo Head
Beveled Tension Hoop
24 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Hex Nuts
24 Bracket Shoes
Butterfly 24 Piece Flange
Nickel Plated Hardware

Resonator:
Mahogany
Trimmed in White
Straight Sidewalls
Satin Finish

Tone:
Has the sweet sound of mahogany with less sustain than a maple or walnut banjo.
Crisp highs and good bass response with less overtones than many banjos.
Easy to play with clarity of note separation. Great for recording.

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. 9.6 lbs

Available Left Handed, Tenor, Plectrum, open back or with planetary tuner upgrade

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case
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Deering® Boston 6-String Banjo

$2,469.00

The Boston 6 String banjo is tuned like a guitar so guitar players can instantly start playing this type of banjo. Uniquely Deering, the Boston banjo breaks with tradition and provides a professional quality sound at a lower price point by creating the rim from 3/16″ rolled steel which rings like a tone ring. Also, upgrading the accuracy of tuning by way of guitar tuners with a higher gear ratio than the traditional banjo tuners.. The uniquely Deering Inlay pattern gives you visual beauty enhancing the great performance.

This banjo is the preferred sound in country recording studios and in non-traditional bands like the Keith Urban Band. You can hear this banjo played on Keith Urban songs like "Someone Like You" and his Grammy award winning "Sweet Thing."

It has big resonant bass notes that you don't find on a 5-string banjo, and also crisp highs for that beautiful banjo tone.

Neck: 
Tropical American Mahogany
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Radiused Fingerboard
Seed & Vine Inlays
Guitar Style Tuners
Adjustable Truss Rod
22 Pressed In Nickel-Silver Frets

Pot: 
3/16" Durable Nickel Plated Steel Rim 
24-Piece Butterfly Flange
24 flat hooks with 9/32" hex nuts
24 Bracket Shoes  
11" Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
Beveled Tension Hoop 
Deering 6-String Tailpiece 
Nickel Plated Hardware
Deering 6-String Tailpiece

Resonator: 
Mahogany, with white binding
Trimmed in White
Straight Side Walls 
Satin Finish

Tone:
Has the sweet sound of mahogany with less sustain for clear notes. Crisp highs and good bass response with less overtones than many banjos. Easy to play with clarity of note separation. Great for recording. 

Tuned E,A,D,G,B,E for standard guitar tuning, can also be tuned in other tunings


Strings recommended Deering 6-String Banjo Strings

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Dimensions: 
Neck Width at the Nut 1 ¾″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 ¼″
Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38 ½″

Warranty: 
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Deering Boston™ Plectrum

$2,219.00

For Traditional Jazz, or for guitar players, the Boston Plectrum is an easy instrument to play with a lighter weight than the higher end banjos, it's durable and has a good tone. The term Plectrum refers to the fact that it is usually played with a flat pick. It can be tuned for Jazz C,G,B,D or like the last 4 strings of a guitar D,G,B,E. The 22 fret Plectrum banjo is generally used as the melodic banjo in dixieland jazz music while the 19 fret Tenor banjo is strummed for rhythm. The innovative steel rim construction of the drum provides a clear, crisp banjo tone that rings like a bell, records well and plays easily.it rings like a bell. There are higher-end banjos out there that do have better, warmer sound, but they you won't get one for the cost of a Boston.

Neck: 
Mahogany Neck
22 Pressed In Nickel-Silver Frets
Slender, Fast and Comfortable Deering Neck Shape
Guitar Style Tuners
(Planetary Tuners available as an option)


Pot:
Nickel Plated and Durable 3/16" Steel Rim That Rings Like a Tone Ring
Butterfly 24-Piece Flange
24 Fat Hooks with 9/32" Hex Nuts
24 Bracket Shoes
Nickel Plated Hardware
Deering Truetone Tailpiece
11" Medium Crown Head

Resonator:

Mahogany 
White Binding 
Durable Satin Finish

Tone: 
Has a clean and bright tone, easily heard in a band
It can be tuned for Jazz C,G,B,D or like the last 4 strings of a guitar D,G,B,E
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well


Includes a Deering Hardshell Case


Dimensions:
22 Frets
Neck Width at the Nut 1 3/16″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 27″
Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38″
Weight Approx. 9.6lbs 

Lifetime Warranty: 

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Deering Calico™ 19-Fret Tenor Banjo

$5,139.00

A premium quality, world class tenor banjo that is appreciated for its crisp tone with great highs and distinctive bass response. The Calico is not only beautiful, but it is also exceptionally dynamic with both powerful sound and response; providing an excellent tool for all styles of music. At this price point we add two features, we taper the inside of the resonator walls for added projection of tone, and we also add the feature of glued-in frets. Each fret is fitted to the fingerboard and glued in place so that in the future when the frets are worn out, they can easily be replaced without chipping the fingerboard. You will gain these benefits on every model from the Calico on up the line.

The heart of the Deering Calico banjo is the Deering bronze tone-ring, precisely fitted to the three-ply maple rim. The Deering -06- tone ring produces a beautiful, balanced overtone spectrum. Its weight is ideal for most styles played on the banjo. A softer touch will provide you with as much sustain as you ever want, a sharper attack will produce a distinct pop and accurate note separation. You will notice no dead spots over the entire fingerboard. The beautiful highs and powerful well rounded bass is the result of intense study of alloys and shapes resulting in superb sound.

The Neck:
Curly Maple with a Honey Stain
Natural Ebony Fingerboard
19 Nickel-Silver Frets Glued In for Easy Replacement
Mother of Pearl Scroll Inlays
Ivoroid Bound Fingerboard
Multi-Color Neck Purfling
Adjustable Truss Rod
Deering Smooth Planetary Banjo Tuners
Bound Neck and Peghead
Slender, Comfortable Deering Neck Shape

The Pot:
Deering -06- Bronze Tone Ring
Deering Original 3-ply Maple Rim
11" Frosted Bottom 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 Multi-Color Wood Purfling Trim and Ivoroid Binding,
Slender Resonator Depth for Quick Response
Tapered Internal Resonator Walls for Projection

Tone:
The Calico has a smaller air chamber than the Golden Era or the Tenbrooks banjos which gives it a very responsive "poppy" sound with good note separation that mikes very well. With longer sustain than mahogany, maple provides a beautiful bass response and great highs.
The banjo plays string to string and up the neck at a consistent clarity and volume,
Tuned: C,G,D,A in standard 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″
Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 35″

Warranty:
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Deering Calico™ Plectrum Banjo

$5,139.00

A premium quality, world class plectrum banjo that is appreciated for its crisp tone with great highs and distinctive bass response. The Calico is not only beautiful, but it is also exceptionally dynamic with both powerful sound and response; providing an excellent tool for all styles of music. At this price point we add two features, we taper the inside of the resonator walls for added projection of tone, and we also add the feature of glued-in frets. Each fret is fitted to the fingerboard and glued in place so that in the future when the frets are worn out, they can easily be replaced without chipping the fingerboard. You will gain these benefits on every model from the Calico on up the line.

The heart of the Deering Calico banjo is the Deering bronze tone-ring, precisely fitted to the three ply maple rim. The Deering -06- tone ring produces a beautiful, balanced overtone spectrum. Its weight is ideal for most styles played on the banjo. A softer touch will provide you with as much sustain as you ever want, a sharper attack will produce a distinct pop and accurate note separation. You will notice no dead spots over the entire fingerboard. The beautiful highs and powerful well rounded bass is the result of intense study of alloys and shapes resulting in superb sound.

Neck: 
Curly maple with a Honey Stain
Natural Ebony Fingerboard
19 Nickel-Silver Frets glued in for easy replacement
Mother of Pearl Scroll Inlays
Ivoroid Bound Fingerboard
Coral Snake Neck Purfling
Adjustable Truss Rod
Deering Planetary banjo tuners
Bound Neck and Peghead
Slender, Comfortable Deering Neck Shape

Pot:

Deering -06- Bronze Tone Ring
Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim,
Brass Notched Tension Hoop,
11″ Frosted Bottom Medium Crown Head,
24 Round Hooks with ¼″ Hex Nuts
One Piece Cast Zinc Resonator Flange,
5/8″ Deering Maple/Ebony Bridge,
Deering True Tone Tailpiece,

Resonator: 
Honey Stained Curly Maple
Coral Snake Purfling trim and Ivoroid Binding
Slender Resonator Depth for quick response,
Tapered Internal Resonator Walls for projection,

Tone:

The Calico has a smaller air chamber than the Golden Era or the Tenbrooks banjos which gives it a very responsive poppy sound with good note separation that mikes very well. With longer sustain than mahogany, maple provides a beautiful bass response and great highs.
The banjo plays string to string and up the neck at a consistent clarity and volume,

Tuned:
C,G,B,D for Dixieland Jazz or can be tuned D,G,B,E for guitar style 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″
Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38″
Instrument Weight 11 lbs

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Deering Boston™ 19-Fret Tenor Banjo

$2,219.00

A great recording tenor banjo with resonator for sound projection, the Boston 19 fret tenor works for dixieland jazz, traditional jazz, or any style you like to play. Tuned in fifths, C,G,D,A it is easily fingered by mandolin or violin players because the chord fingering is the same. This lighter weight Jazz banjo is easy to play and incredibly durable for years of enjoyment! The innovative steel rim construction of the drum provides a clear, crisp banjo tone that rings like a bell, records well and plays easily. There are higher-end banjos out there that do have better, warmer sound, but they you won't get one for the cost of a Boston.

Neck:
Mahogany
19 Nickel-Silver Pressed In Frets
Slender, Fast and Comfortable Deering Neck Shape
Pearl Dot & Leaf Inlays
Guitar Style Tuners
(Planetary Tuners available as an option)

Pot: 
Nickel Plated and Durable 3/16" Steel Rim That Rings Like a Tone Ring
Frosted Bottom 11" Medium Crown Head
Beveled Tension Hoop
Butterfly 24-Piece Flange
24 flat hooks with 9/32" Hex Nuts
Nickel Plated Hardware

Resonator:
Mahogany
White Binding
Durable Satin Finish

Tone:

Has a clean and bright tone, easily heard in a band.
Tuned: C,G,D,A for Dixieland or Traditional Jazz
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Dimensions:
19 Fret Tenor Boston Banjo: 
Neck Width at the Nut 1 3/16″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 23″
Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 35″

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Deering Dropkick Murphys Tenor Banjo

$3,649.00

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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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

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Deering Sierra™ 17-Fret Tenor Banjo

$2,999.00

Irish Tenor banjos have the shorter 17 fret neck for a brighter, snappier sound. The Sierra 17-fret tenor has our professional -06- bronze tone ring and you get all the most important features that affect the tone and playability at an economical price.

Made of mahogany with a slim comfortable neck and ebony fingerboard, the Sierra banjo will give you hours of lasting pleasure because it is made right and it's easy to finger so with little effort you can enjoy playing this professional quality banjo.

Neck:

Mahogany or Maple
Natural Ebony fingerboard
17 Pressed in Nickel Silver Frets
Original Deering Designed Engraved Inlays
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Fully Adjustable truss rod
Deering Planetary banjo tuners
Durable Satin Finish


Pot:

Genuine Deering -06- Bell Bronze Tone Ring
Violin Grade Three ply Maple Rim
Brass Notched Tension Hoop
Standard 11″ Frosted Bottom Medium Crown Head
24 Round Hooks and ¼″ Hex Nuts
One Piece Cast Zinc Flange
Slender Shaped Armrest
Deering True Tone Tailpiece
Nickel Plated Hardware

Resonator:

Mahogany
Trimmed In White
Straight Internal Sidewalls
Durable Satin Finish

Includes a Traditional Hardshell Case

Tone:
Has the sweet sound of mahogany with less sustain than maple or walnut.
Professional quality tone. Easy to play with clarity of note separation.

Tuned:
C,G,D,A for standard tenor tuning
G,D,A,E for Irish music
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/8″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 21″
Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 32″
Weight Approx. 11 lbs

Warranty:
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Deering Sierra™ 19-Fret Tenor Banjo

$2,999.00

"Well folks, it's like this,The Deering Sierra banjo, while being our least expensive completely professional banjo, is truly the flagship of our entire line! How is it that this is so? Well I'll tell you.

The pot assembly of the Sierra, the violin grade maple 3 ply rim, the -06- tone ring, the one piece zinc flange, the notched tension hoop,the Deering tail piece and armrest are exactly the same as our whole line all the way up to the Gabriella,with just a few exceptions. The only exceptions are; the Golden Era has a different zinc flange, the Hartford has a Grenadillo wood tone ring, the Terry Baucum has an -06- tone ring that is just a few ounces lighter than thestandard -06- tone ring, and the Tenbrooks banjos have the Swiss Jens Kruger tone ring.

The G.D.L. has the exact same pot assembly as the Sierra, The Ivanhoe, except for cosmetic differences such as gold plating, has the exact same pot assembly as the Sierra.The Maple Blossom, the Deluxe, the Calico, the Black Diamond all have the exact same pot assembly as the Sierra.This means that the Sierra is truly a top professional banjo. PERIOD! When I first introduced the Sierra I kept the cost down by keeping the cosmetics simple. I put the money intothe pot assembly. I wanted to build a top professional banjo at a price that I could have afforded when I was a kid going to the music store on my way home from school every day.

The Sierra has been tremendously successful. But it is no longer cosmetically simple. With the implementation ofnew technology I have been able to make the Sierra exquisitely beautiful without raising the price. I have beengreatly inspired by the art work of the old masters of the Boston banjo era from the turn of the last century. Withthis inspiration in my blood I have brought art to the Sierra that is usually reserved for banjos costing much, much more. And I have kept the cost down using state of the art technology.So now the Sierra is a truly professional master piece of both sound and art at a price that is within your reach. We sell more Sierras than any other model and that makes it our flagship banjo!"

Sincerely, Greg Deering

Neck:
Mahogany
Natural Ebony fingerboard
19 Pressed in Nickel Silver Frets
Original Deering Designed Engraved Inlays
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Fully Adjustable truss rod
Deering Planetary banjo tuners
Durable Satin Finish


Pot:

Genuine Deering -06- Bell Bronze Tone Ring
Violin Grade Three Ply Maple Rim
Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
Standard 11″ Frosted Bottom Medium Crown Head
24 Round Hooks and ¼″ Hex Nuts
One Piece Cast Zinc Flange
Slender Shaped Armrest
Deering True Tone tailpiece
Nickel plated Hardware

Resonator:

Mahogany
Trimmed in white
Straight internal sidewalls
Durable Satin Finish

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case


Tone:
Has the sweet sound of mahogany with less sustain than maple or walnut.
Professional quality tone. Easy to play with clarity of note separation.
Tuned:C,G,D,A for Dixieland Jazz or Traditional Jazz
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Dimensions:

Neck Width at the Nut 1 3/16″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 23″
Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 35″
Weight Approx. 11 lbs


Warranty:
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Deering Sierra™ 5-String Acoustic/Electric Banjo

$3,269.00

Finally! A banjo that can be played at any volume. The new Sierra Acoustic/Electric banjo features the factory installed Kavanjo banjo head pickup system. This system allows your banjo to be plugged into a guitar amp and played at screaming levels without feedback while still maintaining its acoustic tone.

Neck:
Mahogany - Now Available in Maple
Natural Ebony Fingerboard
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Original Deering Designed Engraved Inlays
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Fully Adjustable Truss Rod
Deering Planetary Banjo Tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Peg
Satin Finish

Pot:

Deering -06- 20 Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring
Three-Ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
True Tone Deering Tailpiece
Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11″ Top Frosted Medium Crown Head
24 Round Hooks and ¼″ Hex Nuts
One Piece Cast Zinc Flange
Slender Shaped Armrest
Nickel Plated Hardware
Satin Finish

Resonator:
Mahogany
Trimmed in White
Straight Side Walls
Satin Finish 

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Tone:
With the standard Mahogany, the Sierra has the sweet sound of mahogany with less sustain than maple or walnut.
With optional Maple, at no extra cost, the Sierra has a brighter and crisper professional quality tone that is easy to play with clarity and good note separation

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. 11 lbs

Lifetime Warranty:
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Deering Sierra™ Plectrum banjo

$2,999.00

Well folks, it's like this,The Deering Sierra banjo, while being our least expensive completely professional banjo, is truly the flagship of our entire line! How is it that this is so? Well I'll tell you.

The pot assembly of the Sierra, the violin grade maple 3 ply rim, the -06- tone ring, the one piece zinc flange, the notched tension hoop,the Deering tail piece and armrest are exactly the same as our whole line all the way up to the Gabriella,with just a few exceptions. The only exceptions are; the Golden Era has a different zinc flange, the Hartford hasa Grenadillo wood tone ring, the Terry Baucum has an -06- tone ring that is just a few ounces lighter than thestandard -06- tone ring, and the Tenbrooks banjos have the Swiss Jens Kruger tone ring.

The G.D.L. has the exact same pot assembly as the Sierra, The Ivanhoe, except for cosmetic differences such as gold plating, has the exact same pot assembly as the Sierra.The Maple Blossom, the Deluxe, the Calico, the Black Diamond all have the exact same pot assembly as the Sierra.This means that the Sierra is truly a top professional banjo. PERIOD!

When I first introduced the Sierra I kept the cost down by keeping the cosmetics simple. I put the money into the pot assembly. I wanted to build a top professional banjo at a price that I could have afforded when I was a kid going to the music store on my way home from school every day.

The Sierra has been tremendously successful. But it is no longer cosmetically simple. With the implementation ofnew technology I have been able to make the Sierra exquisitely beautiful without raising the price. I have been greatly inspired by the art work of the old masters of the Boston banjo era from the turn of the last century. Withthis inspiration in my blood I have brought art to the Sierra that is usually reserved for banjos costing much, much more. And I have kept the cost down using state of the art technology.So now the Sierra is a truly professional master piece of both sound and art at a price that is within your reach. We sell more Sierras than any other model and that makes it our flagship banjo!

Neck:
Mahogany
Natural Ebony fingerboard
Pearl dot position markers
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Fully Adjustable truss rod
Deering Planetary banjo tuners
Durable Satin Finish

Pot:

Genuine Deering -06- Bell Bronze Tone Ring
Violin Grade Three ply Maple Rim
Brass Notched Tension Hoop
Standard 11″ Frosted Bottom Medium Crown Head
24 Round Hooks and ¼″ Hex Nuts
One piece cast Zinc Flange
Slender Shaped Armrest
Deering True Tone tailpiece
Nickel plated Hardware

Resonator:

Mahogany
Trimmed in white
Straight Internal Sidewalls
Durable Satin Finish

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case


Tone:
Has the sweet sound of mahogany with less sustain than maple or walnut.
Professional quality tone. Easy to play with clarity of note separation.
Tuned:C,G,B,D for Dixieland Jazz or can be tuned D,G,B,E for guitar style 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″
Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38″
Weight Approx. 11 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 Tree of Life 5-String Banjo

$15,999.00

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 Deluxe™ 6-String Banjo

$3,849.00

Perfect for guitar players, this banjo is tuned like a guitar (E,A,D,G,B,E) the D-6 is a professional banjo that is heavier than the B-6 with the full rim and tone ring design of a bluegrass banjo. It has more volume and sustain than the B-6. It will fill the room with great music with a light touch of your fingers or flat pick!

You can relax using light touch and get a much more vibrant and responsive tone playing the D-6 with considerably less effort than you use in playing a guitar. Guitar players have nothing more to learn, just play your favorite songs because it's a guitar that sounds like a banjo. The sweet sounding 6-String Deluxe is one of the best banjo values available anywhere. Built with Deering's genuine -06- bell bronze tone ring, three ply violin grade maple rim, and one piece, cast, zinc resonator flange, this Deluxe is as easy to play as it is beautiful.

The mother of pearl inlay in the peghead, is the very first Deering logo designed by Greg Deering for his first banjo in 1969. The multicolor binding and high gloss finish enhance the gold and perloid inlays on the exotic, natural ebony fingerboard. "The inspiration for the inlay artwork comes from the early Boston banjo masters. And if you look at the peghead of the Deluxe, it has some of the same elements as the Sierra, but it is much more expanded and it comes alive with the turn of the century Boston masters element - and that was just the design that flowed out onto the page. It's a lot of fun to have that kind of artwork on a banjo that people can afford. The first professional banjo we made was the Deluxe so it always has a very dear spot to us because it was the first professional banjo we made way back in '79." Greg Deering

One of Deering's oldest and most popular models, this banjo brings the power, easy playability and maintenance together in a beautiful, historically important banjo that is just as much at home on the front porch as it is on the road. It truly is a Deluxe banjo.

Neck: 
Walnut Neck
The Original Deering Banner & Engraved Inlays of White and Gold Italian Perloid
Slender fast & comfortable Deering Neck Shape
Radiused Fingerboard 
22 Pressed In Nickel-Silver Frets
Guitar tuners
High Gloss Finish 

Pot:
Genuine Deering -06- Bell Bronze Tone Ring
Volin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11″ Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
24 Round Hooks with ¼″ Hex Nuts
Nickel Plated Zinc Flange
One Piece Cast Zinc Flange
Slender Shaped Armrest 
Nickel Plated Hardware
5/8″ Deering Compensated 6-sting Maple/Ebony Bridge
Deering 6-String Tailpiece

Resonator:
Walnut
Trimmed in white/black/white
Straight Sidewalls
High Gloss Finish
Priced with a Deering Hardshell Case

Tone: 

Easy to play with clarity of note separation
Tuned: E,A,D,G,B,E in standard tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well

Dimensions: 
Neck Width at the Nut 1 3/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38 1/2″

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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Dropkick Murphys Goodtime Two™ 19-Fret Tenor Banjo

$879.00

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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Deering Eagle II™ 19-Fret Tenor Banjo

$2,819.00

Our newest and most affordable professional grade 4-string banjo. The Eagle II banjo is a whole new breed of banjo. It features the ground breaking, patent pending Twenty-Ten Tone Ring which is a completely original Deering design that is unlike any other traditional tone ring. It produces a high quality sound that is versatile for many styles of playing. While the sound is uniquely Eagle, it represents a refinement in the quality of banjo tone, something that allows the player to soar to new heights. It is perfect for the player who wants a professional quality banjo that he can use for playing many styles of music.

Neck:
Maple Stained a Dark Red Mahogany
Natural Ebony Fingerboard
19 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Original Eagle Engraved Inlays
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Fully Adjustable Truss Rod
Planetary Banjo Tuners
Gloss Finish

Pot:
Deering Patent Pending Twenty-Ten Tone Ring
Three-Ply Violin Grade  Maple Rim
True Tone Deering Tailpiece
Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11″ Bottom Frosted Medium Crown Head
24 Round Hooks and ¼″ Hex Nuts
24 Bracket Shoes  
Eagle 2-Piece Flange
Slender Shaped Armrest
Nickel Plated Hardware


Resonator:
Maple Stained Red Mahogany 
White Binding
Straight Inside Resonator Sidewalls
Gloss Finish 
Includes a Deering Hardshell Case
Tone: A strong mid range tone with good bass and vibrant highs, that is versatile for playing both Clawhammer and Bluegrass styles of playing.
Tuned: C, G, D, A in standard tenor tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.


Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 23″
Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38″
Weight Approx. 10 lbs

Warranty:
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Deering Eagle II™ 6-String Banjo

$2,889.00

Deering Banjos introduces a new 6-string version of the innovative Eagle II banjo. Featuring the patent-pending Twenty-Ten brass tone ring made at the Deering factory location, the new 6-string version opens up this latest tone technology to the world's guitar players. Known for its unexpected brightness, clarity, and powerful projection, the Eagle II's Twenty-Ten tone ring has taken the banjo world by storm. The lightest touch of the strings unleashes a dazzling blend of low and high frequencies with very rich mid-tones while more aggressive play is met with an equally driving tone. The Eagle II banjo is among the most versatile banjos available for all genres of music and now, in the new 6-string model, expectations of seeing it used by the thousands of existing world's guitar players are high. 

Neck:

Maple Stained a Dark Red Mahogany
Natural Ebony Radiused Fingerboard
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Original Eagle Engraved Inlays
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Fully Adjustable Truss Rod
Planetary Banjo Tuners
Gloss Finish

 

Pot:

Deering Patent Pending Twenty-Ten Tone Ring
Three-Ply Violin Grade  Maple Rim
True Tone Deering Tailpiece
Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11″ Top Frosted Medium Crown Head
24 Round Hooks and ¼″ Hex Nuts
24 Bracket Shoes  
Eagle 2-Piece Flange
Slender Shaped Armrest
5/8" Maple Bridge With Ebony Top
Nickel Plated Hardware
Resonator:
Maple Stained Red Mahogany 
White Binding
Straight Inside Resonator Sidewalls
Gloss Finish 

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

 

Tone: 

A clear, rich tone that will impress you.  Bright like a banjo, but with the warmth and depth you are acustomed to from a fine acoustic guitar.  This 6-string banjo (or guitjo / banjatar as some people like to call it) will have you put down your guitars and choose to play banjo primarily. 

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

 

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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