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Colorado Charity Banjo

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THIS AUCTION HAS BEEN COMPLETED.

Winning Bid: $3,750

The Colorado Charity Banjo is entirely one-of-a-kind, made with a Sunshine Yellow neck bearing the shape of Colorado proudly on the peghead. With pearloid inlays of yellow set into the Midnight Maple fingerboard, and Golden Yellow resonator this banjo represents the beginning of understanding, a symbol of light and a time of rebirth, the meaning behind he color yellow in the Lakota Native American culture. 

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  Thunder Valley who are empowering Lakota Native American youth and families to improve the health, culture and environment of their communities through the healing and strengthening of their cultural identity. 

SPECS:

NECK: 

  • Slender Rock Maple Neck Stained a Sunshine Yellow
  • Vintage Pearloid Yellow Artisan Style Inlays set in the Midnight Maple Fingerboard 
  • 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets 
  • The Shape and Name of Colorado State Engraved On Peghead 
  • Planetary Tuners 
  • Geared 5th String Tuner 
  • Durable Satin Finish 
  • Spikes installed at 7th, 9th, and 10th frets 
  • Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead 

 

POT: 

  • 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim Stained Sunshine Yellow 
  • Steel Tension Hoop 
  • 11″ Frosted Top High Crown Head personally signed by Mumford & Sons 
  • 5/8″ Maple/Ebony Goodtime Bridge 
  • 16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Nuts 
  • 16 Bracket Shoes with Screw Attachments 
  • Deering Patented Goodtime Tailpiece 
  • Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments 
  • Durable Satin Finish 
  • Black Hypo Allergenic Powder Coated Arm Rest

 

RESONATOR 

  • Maple Resonator Stained Sunshine Yellow 
  • Black Binding
  • Durable Satin Finish 

 

TONE: 

Has a clear and bright sound of maple. Easy to play with clarity of note separation. 

 

TUNED: 

g,D,G,B,D in 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 26 1/4″ 
  • Rim Diameter 11″ 
  • Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″ 
  • Overall Instrument Length 38″ 
  • Weight Approx. 6 lbs 

Also comes with a Deering Gig Bag Case 

WARRANTY: 

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


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