“The Boston has quite a history behind it. When we started out to build Deering Banjos, the very first banjo we made was called the Intermediate and the basic guts of that banjo was a relatively new concept - a steel rim. Steel has good weight and a very good ring for a banjo that is made in a little bit of a lower price range.
When we first started making it, Janet and I would go to a local bluegrass club, and when we would get out of the car we could always hear one banjo all the way across the parking lot. We noticed that almost every time it was a Boston. That steel rim has a really good clarity of tone. It carries really well and will project beyond banjos that cost much more.
We call it the Boston because of the banjo heritage of the city of Boston. Over a hundred years ago the whole Mecca of banjo manufacturing was centered around the city of Boston.” - Greg Deering
Tuned in an E Chord, The Boston Long Neck is easier to sing with for deep voices. Made popular by Pete Seeger and the Kingston Trio the Long Neck banjo has a greater range for all styles of music. The Boston Long Neck is a very stable, good sounding banjo that travels well and isn't as heavy as other more expensive models. The innovative steel rim construction of the drum provides a clear, crisp banjo tone that rings like a bell, records well and plays easily. There are higher-end banjos out there that do have better, warmer sound, but they you won't get one for the cost of a Boston.
25 Nickel-Silver Frets
Slender, Fast, and Comfortable Deering Neck Shape
Guitar Style Tuners - (Planetary Tuners available as an option)
Nickel Plated and durable 3/16" Steel Rim that rings like a Tone Ring
24 Round Hooks with 9/32" Hex Nuts
24 Bracket Shoes
Nickel Plated Hardware
Deering Truetone Tailpiece
11" Medium Crown Head
Has a clean and bright tone, easily heard in a band
Tuned: E, A, E, G#, B
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well
Includes a Deering Hardshell Case
25 Fret Boston Long Neck Banjo
Neck Width at the Nut 1 ¼″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 32 7/64″
Overall Instrument Length 43 1/2″
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