Deering Sierra™ 5-string Banjo

$2,999.00

Our most popular professional grade banjo for almost 30 years. We are proud to manufacture the Sierra as affordably as possible and still retain all of the high end features that affect the tone and playability. Simple detailing allows us to keep the cost down, while still giving you all the important components of a high quality banjo.

Neck:
Mahogany - Now Also Available in Maple
Natural Ebony Fingerboard
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Original Deering Designed Engraved Inlays
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Fully Adjustable Two Way 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 or Maple Stained Brown
White Binding
Straight Inside Sidewalls
Satin Finish

Tone
With the standard Mahogany, the Sierra has the sweet sound of this tropical wood with slightly less sustain than maple or walnut. With the optional Maple at no extra cost, the Sierra is also available with a brighter and more focused tone quality.


Strings: 
Comes with Deering Light Gauge Strings tuned to in standard G tuning (g,D,G,B,D)
Gauges: 10, 11, 13, 21W, 10


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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Deering Clawgrass™ No. 2 Banjo

$4,699.00

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


Lifetime Warranty

 

 

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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

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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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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 

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 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:
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 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

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 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 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:
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 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™ Openback 5-String Banjo

$2,569.00

Our most popular and affordable professional grade banjo now available as an openback. Greg Deering knows what it feels like to want a professional banjo and not be able to afford it, so this has become the flagship of our line. We make the Sierra affordable and you get all the most important features that affect the tone and playability. Simple detailing allows us to keep the cost down, while still giving you all the important components of a high quality banjo. The Sierra is our flagship banjo, read what Greg Deering says in "More Details" below...

Neck:
Mahogany - Now Available in Maple and Walnut
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
Tube Flange
Slender Shaped Armrest
Nickel Plated Hardware
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″
Overall Instrument Length 38″
Weight Approx. 11 lbs

 

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:
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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.

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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: 

The banjo has a rich, round, full , deep tone with strong base, mid-range and bass response due to the bell bronze tone ring. The walnut neck  adds increased warmth and powerful sustain. Easy to play with clear and distinct 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:
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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

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Deering Golden Classic™ 5-String Banjo

$9,139.00

Top of the line, prewar style with 24 Karat Gold Deering inlay in the peghead, the Golden Classic is the ultimate compliment to traditional players who prefer the feel of older necks and the great bluegrass sound of Flatt & Scruggs.

Applying Greg Deering's wealth of knowledge of how to create the finest banjos and combining that with traditional parts and dimensions he has elevated the craft to produce that original bluegrass sound.

Neck: 
Fancy Curly Maple with Cremona Sunburst Stain
White Bound Peghead
24k Gold "Deering" Inlay
Ebony fingerboard
Hearts & Flowers Mother of Pearl Inlays
Bone Nut
Traditional 5th-String Nut
Traditional Fuller Neck Shape
White Binding with Black/White Trim Along the Fingerboard
Gold Plated Super-Smooth Planetary Banjo Tuners

Pot: 
Specially machined 3-ply Maple Rim to traditional dimensions
A genuine Deering -06- 20 Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring
Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
24 Round Hooks with ¼″ Hex Nuts
11″ Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
A Traditional Zinc Flange
All Hardware has 24 Karat Gold Plating
Special Parts feature Vintage Engraving and Frosted Accents

Resonator:

Curly Maple with Cremona Sunburst Stained
Deeper Resonator Sound Chamber
The Resonator Sides are Specially Tapered on the Inside for Projection of Tone
White Binding with Black/White Trim
High Gloss Finish

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Tone: 
The Golden Series banjos have a larger air chamber than the other Deering models which gives the banjos a more resonant hollow sound with deeper bass response for a traditional bluegrass sound. 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:
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: 

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Deering Golden Era™ 5-String Banjo

$5,099.00

A maple, prewar style bluegrass banjo made like the classic banjos of the 1930's with the same materials and the same weight, design and features, the Golden Era is one of our most popular banjos for traditional bluegrass bands. If you're looking for that classic bluegrass banjo tone and look - this is the banjo for you. Adorned with a traditional hearts & flowers inlay pattern, this banjo has the appearance and feel of the prized banjos from the 1930's. It is designed to produce the most sought-after sound, a sound previously only achieved by five-string banjos of the pre-war era. This beautiful banjo has a Genuine Deering -06- 20-hole bell bronze tone ring. The drum assembly and neck shape are designed for the traditional crisp and strong bass notes as well as the distinct clear high tones of the cherished bluegrass sound.

Neck:
• Curly Maple
• Cremona Sunburst Stain
• Traditional Fuller Neck Shape
• Ebony Fingerboard
• Hearts & Flowers Mother of Pearl Inlays
• Trimmed with White/Black/White Binding
• Bone Nut
• 22 Glued in Nickel Silver Frets
• Traditional 5th-String Nut
• White Binding with Black/White Trim
• Deering Planetary Tuners
• Deering Geared 5th String Tuner

Pot:
• Polished Deering -06- 20 Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring
• Golden Era Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
• Nickel Plated Traditional Style Zinc Flange
• 11" Top Frosted Medium Crown Head
• Deering True Tone Tailpiece
• Nickel Plated Hardware

Resonator:

• Deeper Resonator Sound Chamber
• The Resonator Sides are Specially Tapered on the Inside for Projection of Tone
• Curly Maple with Cremona Sunburst Stained Resonator
• White Binding with Black/White Trim
• High Gloss Finish

Tone:
The Golden Era has a larger air chamber like the Tenbrooks banjos which gives the banjos a more resonant hollow sound with deep bass response for a traditional prewar bluegrass sound. Clear, bright highs and resonant deep bass notes.


Dimensions:

*NeckWidth at the Nut 1 13/64″
• 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® Golden Wreath 5-String Banjo

$5,099.00

A mahogany prewar style bluegrass banjo with that J.D. Crowe sound, the Golden Wreath is a banjo made of higher quality materials and workmanship. The Deering -06- Bronze Tone Ring is unplated to enhance the resonance and create a mahogany bluegrass banjo with all the power and punch needed for stage performance.

The Golden Wreath is a traditional design of the classic banjos made in the 1930's. The Golden Wreath features a fuller mahogany neck and a deeper resonator with high gloss finish, a unplated bell bronze Deering-06- 20-hole tone ring, the hard, dense, colorful, exotic, and, naturally beautiful ebony fingerboard and peghead.

Neck: 
Mahogany
Traditional fuller Neck Shape
Ebony fingerboard
Bone Nut
Deering Planetary banjo tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
Ivoroid Binding with Black/White Trim
Wreath Inlay Pattern in Mother of Pearl
Traditional Fifth String Nut
22 Glued in Nickel Silver Frets 

Pot:
Unplated Deering -06- 20-Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring
Violin Grade Maple 3-Ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Deering Notched Brass Tension Hoop
11" Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
Nickel Plated Traditional Style Zinc Flange
Deering Truetone Tailpiece
Nickel Plated Hardware

Resonator:
Deep resonator of  Mahogany
Ivoroid Binding with Black/White Trim
Two Concentric Black/White Rings Adorn the Back of the Resonator
Resonator Sides are Specially Tapered
High Gloss Finish

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Tone: 

The Golden Series Banjos have a larger air chamber than the other Deering models which gives the banjos a more resonant hollow sound with deeper bass response for a traditional bluegrass sound. 


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 1lbs

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

$13,259.00

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

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

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

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

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

  

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

  

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

 

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

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

 

Dimensions:

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

  

Lifetime Warranty:
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Deering® John Hartford 24-Fret 5-string Banjo

$5,249.00

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case


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Deering Maple Blossom™ 19-Fret Tenor Banjo

$4,539.00

The Maple Blossom tenor banjo is a professional grade 19-fret tenor banjo made of maple with quick response from the shallower air chamber, bright highs, and good bass response that is fast and easy to play!

You get a professional grade instrument in a reasonably affordable price range with the full bell bronze tone ring, quality maple and nice inlays. You also get a quality neck that is a bound and adjustable, comfortably shaped, and plays accurately up and down the neck. Many professional players play the Maple Blossom Banjo.

Neck:

Dark Walnut Stained Quality Maple
Slender & Fast Deering Neck Shape
Mother of Pearl Flower and Leaf Inlays
Radiused Ebony Fingerboard
19 Pressed in Nickel Silver Frets
Adjustable Truss Rod
Deering Super Smooth Planetary Banjo Tuners

Pot:
3-ply Maple Rim Precisely fit with a Genuine Deering -06- Bell Bronze 20-Hole Tone Ring
Brass Notched Tension Hoop
24 Round Hooks and ¼″ Hex Nuts
Frosted Bottom 11″ Banjo Head, Medium Collar
5/8″ Maple/Ebony Bridge
Nickel Plated Zinc Flange, Nickel Plated Hardware

Resonator:
Dark Walnut Stained Curly Maple
Trimmed in white/black/white
Buffed to a Beautiful High Gloss Finish
Straight Walls On the Inside of the Resonator

Tone: 

Has the brightness of Maple with great crisp tone perfect for tenor players.
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 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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New!

Deering Maple Blossom™ 5-String Banjo

$4,539.00

Now featuring a radiused fingerboard!  A radiused fingerboard is an arched fingerboard which you will find on most electric and modern acoustic guitars.  This arch fits the fold of your hand better and makes it easier for both your left and right hand to play the banjo.  

Curly maple wood, -06- tone ring, and flower inlays are the other key elements of the Deering Maple Blossom banjo. Maple Blossom is made from eastern violin grade curly maple, stained with a dark walnut stain, and adorned with flower mother of pearl inlays. When this individually selected wood is built into a banjo with the genuine Deering -06-bronze tone ring, 3-ply violin grade maple rim, and one piece zinc flange, the result is a banjo that is so bright, crisp and clear that every note pops out of this banjo with precision and power.

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 which resulted in the new -06- tone ring you hear in the great tone of the Maple Blossom banjo today.

Neck

  • Dark Walnut Stained Eastern Curly Maple
  • Radiused Ebony Fingerboard
  • Slender Deering Neck Shape
  • Mother of Pearl Flower Inlays
  • Pressed in Nickel Silver Frets
  • Adjustable Truss Rod
  • Deering Planetary Tuners
  • Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
  • High Gloss Finish

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

Resonator:
• Dark Walnut Stained Curly Maple
• Trimmed in White/Black/White
• High Gloss Finish
• Straight Sidewalls

Tone:
Has the brightness of Maple with good projection and clarity.


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″
• Bracket Nut Size for Tightening the Head ¼″
• Truss Rod Wrench Size ¼″ Deep Socket Wrench
• Weight Approx. 11 lbs

 

Also Available in Tenor, Plectrum, 6-Stringor in Openback
Includes a Deering Hardshell Case
Lifetime Warranty
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Deering Maple Blossom™ 6-String Banjo

$4,699.00

For guitar players, the top of the line is the MB-6. Now you can play banjo with the same chords and fingering you already know. It's great for those songs that would sound better if played on a banjo.

This MB-6 has beautiful crisp tone and great sustain. It has an arched hard, dense, colorful, exotic, and naturally beautiful ebony fingerboard. It also features Deering's own custom made six string tailpiece and bridge. This helps create a superb playing banjo for guitar players. One of the most appealing aspects of the MB-6 is its sleek neck making it comfortable, and easy to play.

Neck: 
Eastern Maple
Stained Dark Walnut
Slender & Fast Deering Neck Shape
Mother of Pearl Flower and Leaf Inlays
Radiused Ebony Fingerboard
22 Pressed in Nickel Silver Frets
Adjustable Truss Rod
12:1 Gear Ratio Guitar tuners


Pot: 

3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Deering '06 Bell Bronze 20-hole Tone Ring
Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11″  Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
24 Round Hooks with ¼″ Hex Nuts
5/8″ Compensated 6-string Maple/Ebony Bridge
Deering Adjustable 6-String Tailpiece
Nickel Plated Zinc Flange
Nickel Plated Hardware

Resonator: 

Dark Walnut Stained Curly Maple
Trimmed in White/Black/White
High Gloss Finish
Straight Walls on the inside of the Resonator

Tone:
Has the brightness of Maple with great crisp tone.
Tuned: E, A, D, G, B, E, in standard Guitar tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
Factory installs D'Addario Light Gauge Guitar Strings or Electric Guitar Strings
Other gauges will work as well.

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

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″
Bracket Nut Size for Tightening the Head ¼″
Truss Rod Wrench Size ¼″ Deep Socket Wrench

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 Maple Blossom™ Plectrum Banjo

$4,539.00

A melodic banjo played with a pick, for a bright crisp tone, the Maple Blossom Plectrum banjo is enjoyed in all styles of music. It can be tuned for jazz C,G,B,D or tuned like the four strings of a guitar D,G,D,E and strummed, or picked.  Being a great musical instrument, made of quality maple with a professional -06 bronze tone ring, you are free to tune it and play it however you like. It provides a bright crisp tone with good bass response and easy fingering with a comfortable neck.

Neck:
• Dark Walnut Stained Eastern Maple
• Slender Deering Neck Shape
• Mother of Pearl Flower Inlays
• Radiused Ebony Fingerboard
• 22 Pressed in Nickel Silver Frets
• Adjustable Truss Rod
• Deering Planetary Tuners
• High Gloss Finish

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

Resonator:

• Dark Walnut Stained Maple
• Trimmed in White/Black/White
• High Gloss Finish
• Straight Sidewalls

Tone:

Has the brightness of maple with good projection and clarity.

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″
• Bracket Nut Size for Tightening the Head ¼″
• Truss Rod Wrench Size ¼″ Deep Socket Wrench
• Weight Approx. 11 lbs


Tuned:

C,G,D,A in standard tuning for Dixieland Jazz or Traditional Jazz

May be tuned in other tunings as well. Includes a Deering Tenor Hardshell Case

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Tenbrooks Legacy™ Banjo with -06- Tone Ring

$5,509.00

Made of mahogany, the Legacy delivers a sweet, warm sound with an uninhibited musicality that effortlessly reaches the audience with a pure and balanced tone, amazingly pleasing to the ear and heralding a whole new musical realm for the world of banjo.The Legacy has a classical Art Deco feel to the inlay pattern, another Greg Deering original design.

The Legacy is a wonderful professional level banjo that is a racehorse for the performing musician and dedicated banjo enthusiast, an effortless and instantly versatile tool for boundless musical creativity. The comfortable neck is made for precise playing, and it features glued in frets for easy re-fretting for the artist who plays a lot.

The Legacy provides a limitless musical playing field, alive with clear and balanced tone from bass to treble on each and every fret. It's a pure pleasure to play.

Neck:
Mahogany
Rich Dark Red Stain
Tenbrooks D Shaped Neck
22 Nickel-Silver Frets
Ebony Fingerboard
Ivoroid Binding
Bone Nut
Adjustable Truss-Rod
Spikes Are Installed at 7 & 9th frets
Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
Super Smooth Deering Planetary Tuners

 

Pot:
Deering -06- Tone Ring
Precision Machined Tenbrooks Style 3-ply Maple Rim
Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11″ Medium Collar Frosted Top Head
24 Round Hooks with ¼″ Hex Nuts
Nickel Plated Zinc Flange
Nickel Plated Hardware
Deering 11/16″ Maple Ebony Bridge
Deering Truetone Tailpiece
Deep Resonator Made Of Mahogany
Tapered Internal Resonator Walls For Excellent Projection
Stained a Deep Red Brown
Highly Polished Finish

 

Tone:
The vibrant and sweet, fully resonant tone with deep full bass and clear crisp highs. The banjo rings true throughout the whole range of the instrument with the sweet, warm tone of mahogany that carries loud and clear to the audience.

The ebony fingerboard and the nickel silver frets are polished to a high lustre to eliminate fret noise and provide a luxurious playing experience.

 

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

 

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

 

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

 

Warranty:

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Deering® Terry Baucom Model Banjo

$5,219.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

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

Lifetime Warranty:
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

$21,129.00

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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