“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
Uniquely Deering, The Boston banjo breaks with tradition and provides a professional quality sound at a lower price point by creating the drum from 3/16″ rolled steel which rings like a tone ring and upgrading the accuracy of tuning with guitar style tuners with a higher gear ratio. The uniquely Deering inlay pattern gives you visual beauty enhancing the great performance.
Mahogany - Now Available in Maple
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Seed and Vine Maple & Pearloid Inlays
Guitar style tuners - (Planetary Tuners available as an option)
Nickel Plated and Durable 3/16″ Steel Rim
True Tone Deering Tailpiece
11″ Medium Crown Banjo Head
Beveled Tension Hoop
24 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Hex Nuts
24 Bracket Shoes
Butterfly 24 Piece Flange
Nickel Plated Hardware
Trimmed in White
Has the sweet sound of mahogany with less sustain than a maple or walnut banjo.
Crisp highs and good bass response with less overtones than many banjos.
Easy to play with clarity of note separation. Great for recording.
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″,
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38″
Weight Approx. 9.6 lbs
Available Left Handed, Tenor, Plectrum, open back or with planetary tuner upgrade
Includes a Deering Hardshell Case