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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Deering Black Diamond™ Long Neck 5-String Banjo

$4,079.00

If you want more flexibility in your range, the Long Neck banjo is for you. It can be capoed at the third fret and played as a regular 5-string in the key of G, or left open and played in the key of E. The lower range is great for sing-alongs.

Greg Deering personally plays a long neck banjo in addition to his 5-strings and so he has the understanding to make the greatest long neck banjos in the world.

The Black Diamond Long Neck banjo has an adjustable tropical mahogany neck with a hard, dense, colorful, exotic, and naturally beautiful ebony fingerboard and engraved diamond shaped mother-of-pearl inlays. The ebony fingerboard is polished to a smooth surface making all left hand techniques a pure pleasure. The Deering fret work is super accurate and precise to ensure correct intonation over the entire fingerboard. The adjustable truss rod provides accurate adjustment to maintain the best playability without buzzing. The tuning machines on all Deering banjos are Deering's new super smooth planetary tuners. When you tune your banjo, these tuners will glide easily without any bumps or hesitation, putting the pitch of your strings exactly where you want them every time.

With this banjo you get more volume and clarity than you expect from an open-back. As with all Deering upper line banjos, it comes with a hardshell case.

Neck:

Tropical American Mahogany trimmed in black
Slender, fast and comfortable Deering Neck Shape
Hand-engraved decorative Diamond Inlays
Ebony Fingerboard
25 Pressed in Nickel Silver Frets
Adjustable Truss Rod
Deering Super Smooth Planetary banjo tuners

Pot:
3-ply Maple Rim precisely fit with aGenuine Deering -06- Bell Bronze 20-hole Tone Ring
Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11″ Frosted Top Banjo Head
24 Round Hooks with ¼″ Hex Nuts
Nickel Plated Hardware
5/8″ Maple/Ebony Bridge
Two Coordinator Rods
Original Deering Truetone Tailpiece

Fun to play every time you pick it up.

Tone:
Has the warm sweet tone of Mahogany.
Tuned: E, A, E, G#, B in standard tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
Set up at the factory with light gauge strings: 9.5, 11, 14, 20W, 9.5
Any gauge strings will work fine, depending on your preference.

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Dimensions:
25 Frets
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 32 7/64″
Diameter 12″
Overall Instrument Length 43.5″

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 Boston™ Long Neck

$2,509.00

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.

Neck:
Mahogany Neck
25 Nickel-Silver Frets
Slender, Fast, and Comfortable Deering Neck Shape
Guitar Style Tuners - (Planetary Tuners available as an option)

Pot:
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
Satin Finish
11" Medium Crown Head

Tone:
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

Dimensions:
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″

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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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″

Warranty: Thetrust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence togrant every owner of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring thequality of our materials and workmanship

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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″

Warranty: Thetrust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence togrant every owner of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring thequality of our materials and workmanship

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Vega® Woodsongs Campfire Long Neck Banjo

$2,099.00

A Mahogany, warm and woody, light weight longneck banjo, the Woodsongs Campfire Longneck is a collaboration between Michael Jonathan of Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour and the Deerings to create a banjo like the one Michael plays that is affordable for his broad audiences.

Featuring a violin grade maple rim without a tone ring, you get a warm, round note that is great for singing along. Perfect for the up and coming musician, this banjo opens the doors to a broader range, allowing you to play in the lower key of E in addition to being able to capo the strings at the third fret and also play in the standard key of G.

Neck:
• Mahogany neck
• 25 frets; scale length 32 ¼"
• Traditional Vega peghead shape
• Vega in White on the Peghead
• White Woodsongs Logo on the Peghead
• Ebony fingerboard for durability
• Dot Inlays
• Slender Shaped Neck
• Planetary Tuners
• 5th String tuner
• Satin Finish

Pot:
• 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
• Shiny black 11" High Crown Head
• 24 Flat Hooks with 9/32" Hex Nuts
• 24 Bracket Shoes
• Nickel plated Hardware
• Deering Truetone Tailpiece
• Slender Armrest
• Beveled Tension Hoop
• Powder Coated Tension Hoop, Armrest & Tailpiece

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

Includes a Deering Longneck Hardshell Case

Tone:
Deep, warm and woody round notes that vibrate effortlessly with resonant tone.

Tuned:
E,A,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 12″
Overall Instrument Length 43 1/2″


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

Coming soon!

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