The fun of the holidays is finding that little something that is “just right” for anyone you know. But, that is also the challenge when it comes to folks who have “everything” they need! When it comes to banjo players, however, I think I can make your hunt just a little bit easier.
- DEERING THUMB SCREWS:
Doesn’t sound like a “festive” gift, you say? But it will put a smile on the face of the banjo player who receives it without a doubt!
One of the easiest ways to upgrade a Goodtime resonator banjo is to buy thumb screws to use on the flange of the banjo. While the Phillips screws are sturdy, they are not as convenient to remove as a thumb screw because you need a screw driver.
The thumb screws that we use on our upper line will work very beautifully on a Goodtime resonator banjo. They make removing the resonator to tighten your banjo head so much easier. They are small enough to fit in a stocking. They are gender and age friendly. In short, they will be much appreciated by one and all.
http://www.deeringbanjos.com/products/deering-banjo-thumbscrew-and-wall-lug; Use the drop down menu to get to the “thumb screw only” option.
You may want to get some extra thumb screws for ANY banjo player as well. These can often come loose without noticing on the heavier banjos and having a spare is always a great idea!!
- CANE TOAD PICK POUCH
Unique? You bet! Functional? Of course! Conversation starter? Undoubtedly.
These funny little pick pouches are perfect for the banjo player in your life. It can’t fail to put a smile on their face and is a great way to keep track of your banjo picks. I can’t seem to have enough of them when I take them to folks festivals. Don’t travel…just let your finger do the walking to the link below.
- DEERING COASTERS
No one likes rings on their furniture and what better way to show your Deering pride that to use one of our limited edition Deering sandstone coasters. With rubber padding so they won’t mark your furniture, absorbent, and thick enough so they won’t come popping up with your glass, these coasters are fun and an easy stocking stuffer for your Deering banjo owner!
- DEERING STONEWARE COFFEE STEIN
Better than the average cup. Keeps your beverage warmer longer. Hand made in the USA. Bears the Deering name with pride. And just plain fun to drink out of, the Deering coffee steins come in two different colors for you to choose from. These limited edition coffee mugs change from year to year so add this one to your collection before they are gone. Maybe a bit heavy as a stocking stuffer but great for under the tree! Pair it up with a coaster to make a great set!
- CARE CLOTHS
To keep the banjo in good condition, it is really best to wipe it down after each playing session. We have made it both safe…because you don’t want to use just anything on your wood surfaces…and easy with a simple care cloth set.
Buy one or buy all three, either way you can easily slip them into the stocking of your banjo player. It will encourage them to keep their favorite instrument clean and take one more item off your gift list. One of our most popular selling items and located right here: http://www.deeringbanjos.com/products/deering-care-cloths
You can never have too many string sets on hand. You always need AT LEAST one because I can almost guarantee you that a string will break when you least expect it. I know…I was on vacation without a spare set when it happened to me!
You are safe with most players buying the LIGHT gauge set as those are pretty universal. You might want to take a peek at what banjo they have just be sure it is a 5-string. We have strings in 4,5,and 6 strings set so you should be able to find one to fit the right banjo!
NEW and gloriously rich leather straps have been added to the website offerings in the last few months. Supple, sturdy, vintage brown leather straps made in the USA for all different models are just waiting to be put under the tree…or inside the stockings! You should check out which banjo your player has so you order the right one…but we have plenty to choose from.
- DEERING BASEBALL HAT
Show the world your Deering pride and ward off the winter’s chilly winds at the same time. With three styles to choose from, including the modern gray distressed styling, these baseball hats are functional, fashionable, and a fabulous way to let the world know you love to play banjo!
- NEW DEERING T-SHIRTS
We’ve just added a new grey, factory direct Deering t-shirt to our stock in time for Christmas. Soft to the touch, durable and machine washable, this charcoal grey short sleeved t-shirt with the vintage distressed Deering Eagle logo will fit nicely under your winter sweatshirt or comfortable alone by the fire.
Just click here to buy: http://www.deeringbanjos.com/products/deering-heather-knit-eagle-t-shirt.
10. DEERING BANJO MUTE
While we love the sound of a banjo, sometimes you may need to keep it a little quieter so you don’t disturb your neighbors. Compact, easy to use, and effective, the Deering banjo mute will fit in your stocking and inside the case. What could be better?
11. DEERING BANJO STAND
Made of mahogany, compact enough to fit into your banjo case, and beautiful to look at, the Deering engraved banjo stand will fit all styles of Deering banjos.
12. TOOLS, GLORIOUS TOOLS
Think of this section as a “quick take” on some little things always every banjo player always needs:
- T-wrench: Don’t know which size they need? Then get the 3 way wrench! http://www.deeringbanjos.com/products/hall-3-way-bracket-wrench
- Truss rod wrench: For use on upper line Deering banjos, this one is a must to keep your neck relief in shape. http://www.deeringbanjos.com/products/truss-rod-wrench
- Banjo tuner: Great for any style banjo. Easiest way to keep your banjo in tune! http://www.deeringbanjos.com/products/planet-waves-clip-on-tuner
- Capos: A variety of styles to choose from. Good for the more advanced banjo player. http://www.deeringbanjos.com/collections/capos
- Picks: Popular picks used by your favorite bluegrass banjo player. We have a good selection of the most traditional styles to choose from. And you won’t have any problem fitting more than one into the stocking this year! http://www.deeringbanjos.com/collections/banjo-picks
All that’s left now is the fun! Enjoy the Holidays with your families playing banjo and less time wondering what to buy!