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.
Curly maple wood, -06- tone ring, and flower inlays are the other key elements of the Deering Maple Blossom banjo. Maple Blossom is made from eastern violin grade curly maple, stained with a dark walnut stain, and adorned with flower mother of pearl inlays. When this individually selected wood is built into a banjo with the genuine Deering -06-bronze tone ring, 3-ply violin grade maple rim, and one piece zinc flange, the result is a banjo that is so bright, crisp and clear that every note pops out of this banjo with precision and power.
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 which resulted in the new -06- tone ring you hear in the great tone of the Maple Blossom banjo today.
Neck Wood: Quartersawn A Grade Curly Maple
Neck Shape: Slender "D" Shape
Stain: Dark Walnut
Finish: High Gloss
Nut Material: White Acrylic
Tuners: Deering Planetary Tuners
5th String Tuner:
Frets: 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Fingerboard: AA Grade Ebony
Rim: 3-Ply Violin Grade Maple
Rim Diameter: 11"
Tone Ring: Deering -06- 20 Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring
Head: 11" Bottom Frosted Medium Crown
Tension Hoop: Brass Notched Tension Hoop
Hooks & Nuts: 24 Round J-Hooks and 1/4″ Hex Nuts
Flange: Deering One Piece Cast Zinc Flange
Armrest: Deering Armrest
Hardware Plating: Nickel
Tailpiece: Deering True Tone Tailpiece
Finish: Hand Finished Satin Polyurethane
Resonator Wood: 3-Ply Poplar/Poplar/Curly Maple
Resonator Finish: High Gloss
Resonator Sidewalls: Straight
Resonator Diameter: 13 7/8"
Resonator Stain: Dark Walnut
Neck Width at the Nut: 1 1/4"
Scale Length Nut to Bridge: 38"
Rim Diameter: 11"
Overall Instrument Length: 38"
Weight Approx.: 11 lbs
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 thequality of our materials and workmanship.
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Comes strung with Deering Plectrum Banjo Strings
Comes tuned: C, G, B, D
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
Comes with a hardshell case.
NB: Due to current supply constraints, case brand may vary.