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 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:
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 David Holt Model Banjo

$11,999.00

An open back banjo with a deeper 4" rim, the depth of a minstrel banjo, is what story teller and Grammy award-winner, David Holt has been playing since 1988. Requests for one like his inspired the David Holt Tree of Life model which harkens back to the sound of a minstrel banjo.

This banjo is light weight, only 8 lbs, because it has the Grenadillo wood tone ring and no flange nor resonator and so is easy to perform with for hours. The deep 3-ply violin grade maple rim and grenadillo tone ring create a warmth and richness all it's own. It's great for singing and storytelling. It has a beautiful curly maple neck that is elegantly carved with a vine and stained to a rich warm brown. The rim is bound with decorative purfling and ivoroid binding inside and out. The metal parts are plated with durable chrome plating that will have a brand new appearance for years to come. The georgeous Tree of Life inlay is sterling silver with mother of pearl flowers and abalone leaves. The colorful flowers are placed on the fingerboard as fret markers. It is a magnificent banjo that is made to be enjoyed and played and passed on as a cherished heirloom for future generations to carry on the family's music.

The Neck: 
Beautiful Curly Maple Neck Stained a Rich Brown
Triple Bound Peghead with White, Black, White
Trimmed with Ivoroid and Coral Snake perfling
Slender, fast and comfortable Deering Neck Shape
Beautifully Hand Carved Heel
Sterling Silver Vine Inlay on Fingerboard and Peghead
White Mother of Pearl Flower Fret Markers
Bone Nut
22 Glued In Nickel-Silver Frets
Adjustable truss rod
Deering Planetary banjo tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
High Gloss Finish

Pot:
Hartford Grenadillo Wood Tone Ring
Deep 4″ 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Open-back Rim
Ivoroid and Coral Snake Purfling trim
Satin Finish on the Rim
Deering Brass Notched Engraved Tension Hoop
11″ Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
24 round hooks & 5/16″ Ball End Hex Nuts
5/8″ Maple/Ebony Bridge
Durable Chrome Plating


Priced with a Deering/Vega Openback Hardshell Case

Tone:
Deep, warm rounded notes that resonate full bodied with clear highs balanced by full bodied bass to create that old time sound of the Minstrel Era.

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″
Open Back Rim Diameter "12
Rim Depth is 4.5″
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2″
Weight Approx. 8 lbs 

Lifetime 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.

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 Golden Classic™ 19-Fret Tenor Banjo

$9,139.00

A maple prewar style tenor banjo, the Golden Classic 19-Fret tenor banjo is a banjo made of higher quality materials and workmanship. The Deering -06- Bronze Tone Ring enhances the resonance and creates a maple tenor banjo with all the power and punch needed for stage performance.

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

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 Fuller Neck Shape
White binding with black/white trim along the fingerboard
Gold Plated Planetary Banjo Tuners

Pot:
Specially Machined Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
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. 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 tenor tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.


Dimensions:
Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
Instrument Weight 11lbs

Lifetime Warranty:

The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.

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Deering 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: 

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 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


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Deering Jens Kruger Model

$15,799.00

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.

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:
Kruger 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 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
  

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Deering® John Hartford 5-String Banjo

$4,999.00

People ask why we have a non standard inlay pattern on this banjo. It was once the standard pattern and fairly common to just have the inlays grouped right in the middle and out on the ends of the fingerboard. Some of the old banjos like the Farland, and some of those old banjos made before 1900 had this, so John asked us to do that. John was a licensed river boat captain and wanted us to put some sort of a riverboat theme into his banjo. And again, we were kind of stumped a little bit, not wanting to just put inlays of riverboats in the fingerboard. Then we had a really neat opportunity because when Chuck, our head craftsman and artist who has been with us over 30 years now, was growing up and learning to play music his main banjo hero was John Hartford. Chuck grew up in Minnesota and when John Hartford would come to town to play he would never miss a concert and he thought John Hartford was the coolest musician. The idea that he would someday be making a banjo for John Hartford was beyond his wildest dreams so I gave the job of designing the inlays to Chuck.

Chuck started studying riverboats and reading a lot. He went to the library and found all the books he could about riverboats. He discovered that there is a whole classic architecture of riverboats that's significantly different than the architecture that goes into houses. People think that the gingerbread on a riverboat is the same as on the house but it is actually distinctly and identifiably different. The ratio of the length to width and the style of the scrolls that go into the riverboat architecture are different than what is on a gingerbread house, a Victorian period house. So Chuck took the riverboat architecture and used that classic form to develop inlays for the Hartford banjo. It ended up having a very riverboat type of flavor because it uses that architecture and that art form without having to have pictures of riverboats on it. We accomplished a really classic design for John and Chuck was able to have a wonderful time working with John on the inlay.

When John Hartford passed away we changed the nameplate on the fingerboard from mother of pearl to abalone in the fingerboard. So if you find a Hartford with a white mother of pearl name plate it was built before he passed away. If it has abalone it was made after his passing.

There is an even lighter weight version - the Hartford Pop-On Resonator banjo which is convertible from openback to bluegrass style by popping on the resonator. (replacing the 2 lb flange with a brass tube) - Greg Deering

Neck:
• Curly Maple with Walnut Stain.
• Beautiful Steamboat Scroll Mother of Pearl Inlays
• Slender Deering Neck Shape
• Ebony Fingerboard

• Bone nut
• 22 Glued In Nickel Silver Frets
• Adjustable truss rod
• Deering Planetary Banjo Tuners
• Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
• White Binding with Black/White Trim

Pot:
• Hartford Grenadillo 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
• Resonator Sides are Specially Tapered on the Inside for Projection of Tone
• White Binding with Black/White Trim
• Vintage Satin Finish
• Optional Pop-On Resonator 

Tone:
This Hartford has a big round tone that is full bodied with great bass and sweet highs. With the Grenadillo tone ring it has a more woody ringing 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 39″

• Weight Approx. 11 lbs with bronze tone ring, flange and resonator
   9 lbs with Grenadillo tone ring, flange and resonator
   8 lbs for Grenadillo tone ring with "Pop-On″ feature


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Deering Tenbrooks Saratoga Star™ Banjo

$8,929.00

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. It is played by world renowned banjoists like Bela Fleck, 2007 IBMA Banjo Player of the Year - Tony Trischka, Joe Bonsal of the Oak Ridge Boys, and 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
Tenbrooks D Shaped Neck
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:
Kruger Bronze 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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Tenbrooks Saratoga Star™ Plectrum Banjo

$8,929.00

The Plectrum 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 classic violin grade maple banjo stands out as a top of the line professional instrument, at home on the concert stages throughout the world.

From Traditional Jazz, or Dixieland 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. For the true professional who enjoys reaching the audience with his music.

Neck:
Curly Violin Grade Maple Neck stained a rich dark red mahogany
Tenbrooks slender shaped Neck for precise playing
22 Higher,Nickel Silver Frets
Ebony Fingerboard
Bound with Ivoroid
Bone Nut
Adjustable truss-rod
Super Smooth Deering Planetary Tuners

Pot:
Deering -06- 20 Hole Polished Bell Bronze Tone Ring
Precision machined Tenbrooks style 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11″ Medium Collar Frosted Bottom 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 curly maple
Tapered internal resonator walls for excellent projection
Stained a Deep Red Brown
Highly Polished Finish

Tone:
TheSaratoga Star resounds with a brilliant full bodied tone with deep bassand brilliant highs. It has a mysterious clarity note to note andstring to string up and down the entire fingerboard. The full Tenbrooksbanjo design, materials and dimensions create this maple banjo thatbrings out all the best tone from the wood and precisely created metalparts so that this instrument rings true with a sweet clarity anduninhibited musicality.

The ebony fingerboard and the nickel silver frets are polished toeliminate fret noise and provide a luxurious playing experience.

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

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Vega #2 Banjo

$4,149.00

The tubaphone tone ring creates that unique Vega tone in this professional quality maple banjo. The Vega No.2 is a banjo made of top grade curly maple stained light amber and buffed to a high gloss. The dimensions of the neck are quite similar to the early Vega banjos - full, yet fast and comfortable. We make genuine Vega Tubaphone tone rings of brass to create a beautiful quality of tone and projection. We precisely fit the tubaphone tone ring to the 3-ply violin grade maple rim, which we also fit with a brass bracket band and frosted top head to create a crisp tone for all styles of music.

Whether you play old time, bluegrass, blues, classical, or compose your own music, the Vega No.2 offers a timeless classic reborn with traditional appearance, world renowned craftsmanship, and classic tone.

Neck:
Curly Maple
Light Amber Stain
Mother of Pearl Vega Inlay Pattern
22 Nickel Silver Frets
Adjustable Truss Rod
Ebony Fingerboard
Ivoroid Binding
Bone Nut
Traditional Vega Neck Shape
Deering Planetary Tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
High Gloss Finish

Pot:
Genuine Brass Tubaphone Vega Tone Ring
Vega precision 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Notched Brass Tension Hoop
Brass Bracket Band with Shoes
24 Round Hooks with 5/16″ Hex Nuts
11″ Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
Two Coordinator Rods for Adjustments
Deering Truetone Tailpiece
5/8″ Deering Maple/Ebony Bridge
Nickel Plated Hardware
Gloss Finish

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Tone:
The Vega No. 2 has a unique voice, a warm, round, vibrant tone.
It is balanced, full, round and yet sparkling with depth, responsiveness, and power.

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 27″
Diameter 12″
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2"″
Weight Approx. 8 lbs

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Vega® Dragon Star Banjo

$8,099.00

A dramatic dragon is exquisitely inlayed in mother of pearl and abalone shell in the peghead of the Vega Dragon Star. The many scaled, fire breathing dragon's tail and claws are entwined around a bold Vega star amid vividly engraved in the classical tradition. Made for the dedicated frailing/clawhammer style player, at the base of the scooped ebony fingerboard is a delicate princess colorfully inlayed with hand-engraved detailing and the accented stars that are used as position markers. Bright sterling silver beams of light emanate from the end of her hand-held staff pointing in the direction of the dragon on the peghead of this elaborate banjo.
The precise Vega style 3-ply violin grade maple rim is hand fit with a genuine Vega Tubaphone tone ring, brass bracket band, and frosted top head to provide a clear tone across the entire range giving the professional player a deep bass with a bright treble and everything in between. Bearing the traditional frailing scoop favored by clawhammer players you can use this banjo to play any style you like. It is richly dynamic, accurate all the way up the neck, with a complete range of tone that is preferred by discerning professionals and collectors of fine instruments.

Neck:
Curly Maple
Light Amber Stained
Hand Engraved Dragon Inlaid in the peg-head
Traditional Vega Neck Shape
Frailing Scoop in the fingerboard
Vega Lady bearing a wand with Sterling Silver Rays inlaid in the fingerboard
22 Glued In Nickel Silver Frets
Ebony Fingerboard
Bone Nut
Traditional Vega Neck Shape
Deering Planetary Tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
High Gloss Finish
Ebony Heel Cap

Pot:
Genuine Brass Tubaphone Vega Tone Ring
3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim with Black Cap
Notched Brass Tension Hoop
Brass Bracket Band with 24 Shoes
24 Round Hooks with 5/16″ Hex Nuts
11″ Top Frosted Medium Crown Head
5/8″ Deering Maple/Ebony Bridge
Nickel Plated hardware
No Knot Tailpiece
Traditional Vega Armrest
Satin Finish on the Rim

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Tone:
Versatile, bright highs and deep bass notes; it is prized for its full, round and yet sparkling tone and for its depth,responsiveness, and power. It's lighter weight than a bluegrass banjo with a classic tone.

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

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″,
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 27″
Diameter 12″
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2"
Weight Approx. 8 lbs

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Vega® Kingston Trio Long Neck Banjo

$6,249.00

Tuned in E or capoed in G, and great for deep singing voices, the Kingston Trio Long Neck celebrates the success of one of the longest living popular folk bands. If, like Greg Deering, you first found a love of the banjo from listening to the Kingston Trio, having one of these wonderful banjos makes you a part of something very special. You have a choice of color in selecting your Kingston Trio Long Neck banjo, you also get the beautiful Kingston Trio inlay in the fingerboard as a special commemorative model that celebrates their wonderful music.
The curly maple of the neck can be stained according to your color preference like the Vega banjos of Kingston Trio banjoists: George Grove – Rich Brown, John Stewart – Blond, and Dave Guard- Vintage Yellow & Brown.

Neck:
Beautiful Curly Maple
Traditional Vega Neck Shape
Adjustable Truss Rod
25 Nickel Silver Frets
Ebony Fingerboard
Mother of Pearl Kingston Trio inlays
Ivoroid Binding
Bone Nut
High Gloss Finish

Pot:
Quality 3-ply Maple Rim
Genuine Vega Tubaphone Tone Ring
Brass Bracket Band & Shoes
Brass Notched Tension Hoop
Frosted Top Medium Collar Head
24 Round Hooks and 5/16″ hex nuts
Nickel Plated Hardware

Optional Add-on: Add on a Long Shubb Capo or Spikes

Includes a Deering Longneck Hardshell Case

Tone:
Deep, balanced, full, round and sparkling tone with responsiveness, and power.

Tuned:
E,A,E,G#,B in standard E tuning
Can be Capoed at 3
rd fret for G tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 32 7/64″
Diameter 12″
Overall Instrument Length 43 1/2″

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Vega® Long Neck Banjo

$5,149.00

Pete Seeger invented the long neck banjo when he decided to have a luthier cut his neck and insert 3 additional frets into the length of it. Instead of tuning the newly revised banjo in G, he was able to tune it to an E (Tuned E,B,E,G#,B) which allowed him to sing in that lower key. A capo can be put on at the third fret and the banjo can be played in standard G tuning. With 3 extra frets, this low tuned (E) banjo not only sounds beautiful as a solo instrument, but it accompanies the voice with a deep, full and sparkling sound.

The Vega Long Neck is made with Deering's hand made, classic Tubaphone tone-ring. The solid brass bracket band is hand fitted to the violin grade three-ply rim. This pot design gives the Vega Long Neck Banjo a round full tone that sustains with a pure and clear sparkle.

Whether you want to re-create the folk music of the 1960's or musically travel into unexplored banjo territory or simply have a superb instrument to accompany vocals, the Vega Long Neck banjo will provide the versatile, sweet, beautiful banjo voice that has inspired generations of singers and players with its sparkling, deep and full sound; This banjo is one of the true classics of the 20th century and the new millennium.

Neck:
Walnut Stained Maple
Traditional Vega Neck Shape
Adjustable Truss Rod
25 Glued in Nickel Silver Frets
Natural Ebony Fingerboard
Ivoroid Binding
Bone Nut
High Gloss Finish

Pot:
3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Genuine Vega Tubaphone Tone Ring
Brass Bracket Band & Shoes
Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
24 Round Hooks and 5/16″ hex nuts
Nickel Plated Hardware

Optional Add-on: Add on a Long Shubb Capo or Spikes

Includes a Deering Long Neck Hardshell Case

Tone:
Deep, balanced, full, round and sparkling tone with responsiveness, and power.

Tuned:
E,B,E,G#,B in standard E tuning
Can be Capoed at 3rd fret for G tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 32 7/64″
Diameter 11″
Overall Instrument Length 43 1/2″

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Vega® Professional 19-Fret Tenor Banjo

$7,499.00

The famous Vega Pie Back Resonator projects the tone of this 19 fret Vega Professional Tenor banjo. Greg Deering re-created the process for making the pie back resonator of the excellent professional grade Tenor banjo. Made with a Tubaphone tone ring, it has the punch, crack, snap, whatever you call it, that quick response and brilliant clarity that perfect tenor sound that is the heart of Dixieland Jazz, Traditional Jazz, Ragtime and Swing, but can also be played and enjoyed in any style of music at the artists discretion. This professional banjo is beautifully made to a high standard of excellence and is a valuable and reliable instrument you can count on for years of enjoyment.

Neck:
Curly Maple stained light amber
19 Glued In Nickel Silver Frets
Mother of Pearl Vega Inlay Pattern
Adjustable Truss Rod
Ebony Fingerboard
Ivoroid Binding
Bone Nut
Traditional Vega Neck Shape
Deering Planetary Tuners

Pot:
Genuine Brass Tubaphone Vega Tone Ring
Vega precision 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Notched Brass Tension Hoop
Brass Bracket Band with Shoes
24 Round Hooks with 1/4″ Hex Nuts
11″ Frosted Bottom Medium Crown Head
Two coordinator rods for adjustments
Deering Truetone Tailpiece
5/8″ Deering Maple/Ebony Bridge
24 Vega Style Flange Pieces
Nickel Plated hardware
Stained Light Amber

Resonator:
Pie Back Curly Maple Resonator Custom made to attach to the Coordinator Rod by a screw in the center of the back
Gloss Finish

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Tone:
Loud, balanced, full, round and yet sparkling tone with depth responsiveness, and power.

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

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 5/32″,
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 23″
Diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 35"″

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Deering Banjosaurus™ Long Neck

$63,719.00

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

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


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

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

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

Priced with a Deering Hardshell Case.

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

Can be capoed at the third fret for standard G tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well

Dimensions:

Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 32 1/4″
Resonator Diameter 12″
Overall Instrument Length 43.5″
Instrument Weight 10 lbs.

Truss Rod Wrench Size ¼″ Deep Socket Wrench

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

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