“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
A great recording tenor banjo with resonator for sound projection, the Boston 17-fret tenor works for Irish, traditional jazz, or any style you like to play. Tuned in fifths, C,G,D,A it is easily fingered by mandolin or violin players because the chord fingering is the same. This lighter weight Irish banjo is easy to play and incredibly durable for years of enjoyment! The innovative steel rim construction of the drum provides a clear, crisp banjo tone that rings like a bell, records well and plays easily. There are higher-end banjos out there that do have better, warmer sound, but they you won't get one for the cost of a Boston.
17 Nickel-Silver Pressed In Frets
Slender, Fast and Comfortable Deering Neck Shape
Pearl Dot & Leaf Inlays
Guitar Style Tuners,
(Planetary Tuners available as an option)
Nickel Plated and Durable 3/16" Steel Rim That Rings Like a Tone Ring
Frosted Bottom 11" Medium Crown Head
Beveled Tension Hoop
Butterfly 24-Piece Flange
24 flat hooks with 9/32" Hex Nuts
Nickel Plated Hardware
Durable Satin Finish
Has a clean and bright tone, easily heard in a band.
Tuned: C,G,D,A for Dixieland or Traditional Jazz
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
Includes a Deering Hardshell Case
19 Fret Tenor Boston Banjo:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/8″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 21″
Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 35″
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.