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Golden Series™

In the early 1980's we noticed a cultural phenomena that banjo players had to have a prewar banjo or one that looked like it. It almost didn’t matter how good our banjo was if it didn’t look like the prewar. At first this was discouraging to, us but then we realized that the currently made prewar style banjos didn’t come anywhere close to the actual prewar banjos in quality or sound. So we realized that what the banjo world needed was a prewar style banjo that was truly comparable to the actual prewars and we set out to do the best job that had ever been done making these classic banjos.

So I studied these banjos intensely, documented, and measured them and documented and measured them again and again and we came out with the Golden Era banjo as a result of that study. The Golden Era neck shapes are not a Deering neck shape. They are a prewar neck shape which is narrower at the nut and has more taper in the thickness of the neck from the nut to the heel which gives them a distinctive prewar feel.

We make these banjos because our customers asked us to make them and when we offered these banjos, people bought them, many of whom have expressed to us that they are the best prewar style banjos made today.   - Greg Deering

Deering® Rustic Wreath 5-String Banjo

The Rustic Wreath is a stunning and affordable walnut stained maple banjo that honors the heritage of the instrument, while taking on a sleek, minimalist feel. In keeping with the tradition of some of the world’s most popular banjos, the Rustic Wreath retains aesthetic features of its older siblings, notably the inlay pattern from the Golden Wreath, the traditional prewar peghead shap...


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Deering® Golden Wreath 5-String Banjo

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 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 bell bronze Deering-06- 20-hole tone ring, the hard, den...


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Deering Golden Era™ 5-String Banjo

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 ban...

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