THIS AUCTION HAS BEEN COMPLETED.
Winning Bid: $3,510
The Montana State Charity Banjo is entirely one-of-a-kind, made with a deep black neck bearing the shape of Montana proudly on the peghead. With pearloid inlays of yellow set into the Midnight Maple fingerboard, and blue resonator this banjo portrays the "Big Sky Country" Montana is known for.
The drum head of the banjo is personally signed by Mumford & Sons with a personal message from the band.
Based on the Deering Artisan Goodtime Two this banjo has a resonator back for projection, and a violin grade maple rim that gives it a bright and clear tone. Designed and built by Deering Banjos at their factory in Spring Valley, California specifically for this auction.
The stunning Artisan Goodtime banjos embody Greg Deering’s lifelong vision for the Deering Banjo Company – to make the best sounding, playing, looking, and best value U.S.A. made banjo that he possibly could. It is a never-ending quest that Deering pursues every single day.
The Charity this auction will benefit is Missoula Food Bank & Community Center who lead the movement to end hunger through advocacy, volunteerism and healthy food for all in their region. They nourish their community and are producing impressive results. They began as a volunteer effort, delivering boxes of groceries from the trunks of cars to the doorsteps of those in need. Need for this service was great in 1980’s Missoula, when a nationally depressed economy hit their natural resources industry, and they began to see mill closures and job losses across the Five Valleys. Now Missoula Food Bank & Community Center serves 100 families each month, and provide over 7,000 monthly services, and last year served 1 in 6 people in Missoula County.
Has a clear and bright sound of maple. Easy to play with clarity of note separation.
g,D,G,B,D in standard G tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
Also comes with a Deering Gig Bag Case
The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Goodtime banjo a 6 year warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.
*Custom and Duty fees paid by recipient