Deering Boston™ Plectrum

$2,199.00

For Traditional Jazz, or for guitar players, the Boston Plectrum is an easy instrument to play with a lighter weight than the higher end banjos, it's durable and has a good tone. The term Plectrum refers to the fact that it is usually played with a flat pick. It can be tuned for Jazz C,G,B,D or like the last 4 strings of a guitar D,G,B,E. The 22 fret Plectrum banjo is generally used as the melodic banjo in dixieland jazz music while the 19 fret Tenor banjo is strummed for rhythm. The innovative steel rim construction of the drum provides a clear, crisp banjo tone that rings like a bell, records well and plays easily.it rings like a bell. 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
22 Pressed In 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
Butterfly 24-Piece Flange
24 Fat Hooks with 9/32" Hex Nuts
24 Bracket Shoes
Nickel Plated Hardware
Deering Truetone Tailpiece
11" Medium Crown Head

Resonator:

Mahogany 
White Binding 
Durable Satin Finish

Tone: 
Has a clean and bright tone, easily heard in a band
It can be tuned for Jazz C,G,B,D or like the last 4 strings of a guitar D,G,B,E
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well


Includes a Deering Hardshell Case


Dimensions:
22 Frets
Neck Width at the Nut 1 3/16″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 27″
Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38″
Weight Approx. 9.6lbs 

Lifetime Warranty: 

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Deering Calico™ Plectrum Banjo

$4,889.00

A premium quality, world class plectrum banjo that is appreciated for its crisp tone with great highs and distinctive bass response. The Calico is not only beautiful, but it is also exceptionally dynamic with both powerful sound and response; providing an excellent tool for all styles of music. At this price point we add two features, we taper the inside of the resonator walls for added projection of tone, and we also add the feature of glued-in frets. Each fret is fitted to the fingerboard and glued in place so that in the future when the frets are worn out, they can easily be replaced without chipping the fingerboard. You will gain these benefits on every model from the Calico on up the line.

The heart of the Deering Calico banjo is the Deering bronze tone-ring, precisely fitted to the three ply maple rim. The Deering -06- tone ring produces a beautiful, balanced overtone spectrum. Its weight is ideal for most styles played on the banjo. A softer touch will provide you with as much sustain as you ever want, a sharper attack will produce a distinct pop and accurate note separation. You will notice no dead spots over the entire fingerboard. The beautiful highs and powerful well rounded bass is the result of intense study of alloys and shapes resulting in superb sound.

Neck: 
Curly maple with a Honey Stain
Natural Ebony Fingerboard
19 Nickel-Silver Frets glued in for easy replacement
Mother of Pearl Scroll Inlays
Ivoroid Bound Fingerboard
Coral Snake Neck Purfling
Adjustable Truss Rod
Deering Planetary banjo tuners
Bound Neck and Peghead
Slender, Comfortable Deering Neck Shape

Pot:

Deering -06- Bronze Tone Ring
Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim,
Brass Notched Tension Hoop,
11″ Frosted Bottom Medium Crown Head,
24 Round Hooks with ¼″ Hex Nuts
One Piece Cast Zinc Resonator Flange,
5/8″ Deering Maple/Ebony Bridge,
Deering True Tone Tailpiece,

Resonator: 
Honey Stained Curly Maple
Coral Snake Purfling trim and Ivoroid Binding
Slender Resonator Depth for quick response,
Tapered Internal Resonator Walls for projection,

Tone:

The Calico has a smaller air chamber than the Golden Era or the Tenbrooks banjos which gives it a very responsive poppy sound with good note separation that mikes very well. With longer sustain than mahogany, maple provides a beautiful bass response and great highs.
The banjo plays string to string and up the neck at a consistent clarity and volume,

Tuned:
C,G,B,D for Dixieland Jazz or can be tuned D,G,B,E for guitar style tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 3/16″,
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38″
Instrument Weight 11 lbs

Lifetime Warranty:
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Deering Eagle II™ Plectrum Banjo

$2,679.00

Featuring the patented Twenty-Ten tone ring, this plectrum banjo rings clearly and brightly - yet never harshly.

Played by Scotty Morris of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

Contact one of our dealers to experience the Eagle II banjo today!

Neck:

Maple Stained a Dark Red Mahogany
Natural Ebony Fingerboard
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Original Eagle Engraved Inlays
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Fully Adjustable Truss Rod
Planetary Banjo Tuners
Gloss Finish

 

Pot:

Deering Patent Pending Twenty-Ten Tone Ring
Three-Ply Violin Grade  Maple Rim
True Tone Deering Tailpiece
Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11″ Bottom Frosted Medium Crown Head
24 Round Hooks and ¼″ Hex Nuts
24 Bracket Shoes  
Eagle 2-Piece Flange
Slender Shaped Armrest
5/8" Maple Bridge With Ebony Top
Nickel Plated Hardware
Resonator:
Maple Stained Red Mahogany 
White Binding
Straight Inside Resonator Sidewalls
Gloss Finish 

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

 

Tone: 

A strong mid range tone with good bass and vibrant highs, that is versatile for playing both Clawhammer and Bluegrass styles of playing.

Tuned: C,G,B,D in standard tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

 

Dimensions:

Neck Width at the Nut 1 3/16″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38″
Weight Approx. 10 lbs

 

Warranty:
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Deering Maple Blossom™ Plectrum Banjo

$4,299.00

A melodic banjo played with a pick, for a bright crisp tone, the Maple Blossom Plectrum banjo is enjoyed in all styles of music. It can be tuned for jazz C,G,B,D or tuned like the four strings of a guitar D,G,D,E and strummed, or picked.  Being a great musical instrument, made of quality maple with a professional -06 bronze tone ring, you are free to tune it and play it however you like. It provides a bright crisp tone with good bass response and easy fingering with a comfortable neck.

Neck:
• Dark Walnut Stained Eastern Maple
• Slender Deering Neck Shape
• Mother of Pearl Flower Inlays
• Radiused Ebony Fingerboard
• 22 Pressed in Nickel Silver Frets
• Adjustable Truss Rod
• Deering Planetary Tuners
• High Gloss Finish

Pot:
• Deering -06- Bell Bronze Tone Ring
• 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
• Brass Notched Tension Hoop
• 11″ Bottom Frosted Medium Crown Head
• 24 Round Hooks with ¼″ Hex Nuts
• One Piece Cast Zinc Flange
• 5/8″ Deering Maple/Ebony Bridge
• Deering True Tone Tailpiece

Resonator:

• Dark Walnut Stained Maple
• Trimmed in White/Black/White
• High Gloss Finish
• Straight Sidewalls

Tone:

Has the brightness of maple with good projection and clarity.

Dimensions:
• Neck Width at the Nut 1 3/16″
• Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
• Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
• Overall Instrument Length 38″
• Bracket Nut Size for Tightening the Head ¼″
• Truss Rod Wrench Size ¼″ Deep Socket Wrench
• Weight Approx. 11 lbs


Tuned:

C,G,D,A in standard tuning for Dixieland Jazz or Traditional Jazz

May be tuned in other tunings as well. Includes a Deering Tenor Hardshell Case

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Deering Sierra™ Plectrum banjo

$2,979.00

Well folks, it's like this,The Deering Sierra banjo, while being our least expensive completely professional banjo, is truly the flagship of our entire line! How is it that this is so? Well I'll tell you.

The pot assembly of the Sierra, the violin grade maple 3 ply rim, the -06- tone ring, the one piece zinc flange, the notched tension hoop,the Deering tail piece and armrest are exactly the same as our whole line all the way up to the Gabriella,with just a few exceptions. The only exceptions are; the Golden Era has a different zinc flange, the Hartford hasa Grenadillo wood tone ring, the Terry Baucum has an -06- tone ring that is just a few ounces lighter than thestandard -06- tone ring, and the Tenbrooks banjos have the Swiss Jens Kruger tone ring.

The G.D.L. has the exact same pot assembly as the Sierra, The Ivanhoe, except for cosmetic differences such as gold plating, has the exact same pot assembly as the Sierra.The Maple Blossom, the Deluxe, the Calico, the Black Diamond all have the exact same pot assembly as the Sierra.This means that the Sierra is truly a top professional banjo. PERIOD!

When I first introduced the Sierra I kept the cost down by keeping the cosmetics simple. I put the money into the pot assembly. I wanted to build a top professional banjo at a price that I could have afforded when I was a kid going to the music store on my way home from school every day.

The Sierra has been tremendously successful. But it is no longer cosmetically simple. With the implementation ofnew technology I have been able to make the Sierra exquisitely beautiful without raising the price. I have been greatly inspired by the art work of the old masters of the Boston banjo era from the turn of the last century. Withthis inspiration in my blood I have brought art to the Sierra that is usually reserved for banjos costing much, much more. And I have kept the cost down using state of the art technology.So now the Sierra is a truly professional master piece of both sound and art at a price that is within your reach. We sell more Sierras than any other model and that makes it our flagship banjo!

Neck:
Mahogany
Natural Ebony fingerboard
Pearl dot position markers
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Fully Adjustable truss rod
Deering Planetary banjo tuners
Durable Satin Finish

Pot:

Genuine Deering -06- Bell Bronze Tone Ring
Violin Grade Three ply Maple Rim
Brass Notched Tension Hoop
Standard 11″ Frosted Bottom Medium Crown Head
24 Round Hooks and ¼″ Hex Nuts
One piece cast Zinc Flange
Slender Shaped Armrest
Deering True Tone tailpiece
Nickel plated Hardware

Resonator:

Mahogany
Trimmed in white
Straight Internal Sidewalls
Durable Satin Finish

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case


Tone:
Has the sweet sound of mahogany with less sustain than maple or walnut.
Professional quality tone. Easy to play with clarity of note separation.
Tuned:C,G,B,D for Dixieland Jazz or can be tuned D,G,B,E for guitar style tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Dimensions:

Neck Width at the Nut 1 3/16″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38″
Weight Approx. 11 lbs


Warranty:
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Goodtime Special™ Plectrum Banjo

$995.00

Neck:
Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Hardwood Bowtie Inlays
Sealed Geared Guitar Tuners
Durable Satin Finish
Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead

Pot:
3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Patent Pending Steel Goodtime Special Tone Ring
11″ Frosted Bottom High Crown Head
Steel Tension Hoop
16 Bracket Shoes
16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Hex Nuts
16 Bracket Shoes
Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
2 Piece Flange
Nickel plated Armrest
Nickel Plated Hardware

Resonator:
Blonde Maple
Black Binding
Durable Satin Finish

Tone:
Has a bell like tone that is loud, crisp and clear and easily heard in a band setting.
Easy to play with clarity of note separation.


Tuned:
C,G,B,D in standard tuning
Can be tuned like a guitar D,G,B,E for easy transition of guitar players 
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
Comes from the factory with light gauge strings 
Can also be played with medium gauge

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 3/16″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Rim diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38″
Weight Approx. 8.5 lbs

Warranty:

The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Goodtime Banjo a six year warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.

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Goodtime Two™ Plectrum Banjo

$729.00

Neck:
Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Black dot inlays
Geared Tuners
Sealed Geared Guitar Tuners
Satin Finish

Pot:
3-ply Violin Grade Goodtime Maple Rim
11″ Frosted Top Bottom Crown Head
Steel Tension Hoop
16 Bracket Shoes
16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Hex Nuts
Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
2 Piece Flange Nickel plated Armrest
Nickel Plated Hardware

Resonator:
Resonator of Blonde Maple
Black Binding
Durable Satin Finish

Triangle Box for Carrying
Gig Bag or Hardshell Case Sold Separately

Tone:
Has a bright sound of maple that projects well.
Easy to play with clarity of note separation.

C,G,B,D in standard tuning
It can also be tuned like the last for strings of a guitar, D,G,B,E

Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
Comes with light gauge strings
Can be played with medium gauge strings as well.

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 3/16"″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Rim diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38″
Weight Approx. 6 lbs

Warranty: The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Goodtime™ Banjo a six year warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.

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Tenbrooks Saratoga Star™ Plectrum Banjo

$8,929.00

The Plectrum Saratoga Star is one of the most elegantly beautiful modern banjos to enter the musical arena of classic instruments. Greg Deering personally designed the inlays with an Art Nouveau style in mind. Reminiscent of the Victorian Era, this classic violin grade maple banjo stands out as a top of the line professional instrument, at home on the concert stages throughout the world.

From Traditional Jazz, or Dixieland to Classical, this is one of the ultimate banjos made today. Crafted with the precision of every Tenbrooks banjo out of highly figured violin grade maple for the ultimate tonal power and sparkle. It is so alive with sound that you can feel the vibrations through the back of the banjo as you play. The sound carries clearly greater distances than other banjos. For the true professional who enjoys reaching the audience with his music.

Neck:
Curly Violin Grade Maple Neck stained a rich dark red mahogany
Tenbrooks slender shaped Neck for precise playing
22 Higher,Nickel Silver Frets
Ebony Fingerboard
Bound with Ivoroid
Bone Nut
Adjustable truss-rod
Super Smooth Deering Planetary Tuners

Pot:
Deering -06- 20 Hole Polished Bell Bronze Tone Ring
Precision machined Tenbrooks style 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11″ Medium Collar Frosted Bottom Head
24 Round Hooks with ¼″ Hex Nuts
Nickel plated Zinc Flange
Nickel Plated Hardware
Deering 11/16″ Maple Ebony Bridge
Deering Truetone Tailpiece
Deep resonator made of curly maple
Tapered internal resonator walls for excellent projection
Stained a Deep Red Brown
Highly Polished Finish

Tone:
TheSaratoga Star resounds with a brilliant full bodied tone with deep bassand brilliant highs. It has a mysterious clarity note to note andstring to string up and down the entire fingerboard. The full Tenbrooksbanjo design, materials and dimensions create this maple banjo thatbrings out all the best tone from the wood and precisely created metalparts so that this instrument rings true with a sweet clarity anduninhibited musicality.

The ebony fingerboard and the nickel silver frets are polished toeliminate fret noise and provide a luxurious playing experience.

Tuned:
C,G,B,D in standard tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

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Vega® Kingston Trio - Bob Shane Plectrum Banjo

$6,249.00

Played with a flat pick, and so called a "plectrum", The Bob Shane 50th Anniversary model celebrates the fact that the banjo music on the famous recording of the song, "Tom Dooley", was actually played by Bob Shane on a plectrum banjo that was tuned like the last four strings of a guitar! A Little known fact.

The Bob Shane Plectrum banjo is a professional grade banjo made beautifully figured natural koa wood buffed to a high gloss. It has a genuine Deering made Vega Tubaphone tone ring made of brass for outstanding quality of tone and projection. The precision Vega style 3-ply Maple Rim, hand fit with a genuine Vega Tubaphone Tone Ring, Brass Bracket Band, Frosted Top Head provides a crisp tone for all styles of music.

This is the perfect cross over banjo for guitar players who want that special banjo tone! Whether you play Kingston Trio style of popular folk music, classical, bluegrass, old fiddle tunes, blues, jazz or compose your own music with this wonderful plectrum banjo you get renowned craftsmanship, and classic tone.

Neck: 
Natural Koa
22 Glued In Nickel Silver Frets
Mother of Pearl Inlay in the Peghead
Mother of Pearl Vega Fingerboard Pattern
Traditional Vega Plectrum Neck Shape
Adjustable Truss Rod
Ebony Fingerboard
Ivoroid Binding
Bone Nut
Deering Planetary Tuners

Pot:
Genuine Brass Tubaphone Tone Ring
Premium 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Notched Brass Tension Hoop
Brass Bracket Band with Shoes
24 Round Hooks with 5/16″ Hex Nuts
11″ Frosted Bottom Medium Crown Head
Two Coordinator Rods for Adjustments
Deering Truetone Tailpiece
5/8″ Deering 6-string Compensated Maple/Ebony Bridge
Nickel Plated Hardware
Satin Finish
Open Back

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Tone: 
A warm round, vibrant tone with balanced responsiveness of highs and lows.

Tuned: 
C,G,B,D in standard plectrum tuning
D,G,B,E - the top 4 strings of the guitar
D,G,B,D - open G tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Dimensions:

Neck Width at the Nut 1 3/16″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Diameter 11″
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2"
Weight Approx. 7.5 lbs 

Lifetime Warranty
:

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