If you want more flexibility in your range, the Long Neck banjo is for you. It can be capoed at the third fret and played as a regular 5-string in the key of G, or left open and played in the key of E. The lower range is great for sing-alongs.
Greg Deering personally plays a long neck banjo in addition to his 5-strings and so he has the understanding to make the greatest long neck banjos in the world.
The Black Diamond Long Neck banjo has an adjustable tropical mahogany neck with a hard, dense, colorful, exotic, and naturally beautiful ebony fingerboard and engraved diamond shaped mother-of-pearl inlays. The ebony fingerboard is polished to a smooth surface making all left hand techniques a pure pleasure. The Deering fret work is super accurate and precise to ensure correct intonation over the entire fingerboard. The adjustable truss rod provides accurate adjustment to maintain the best playability without buzzing. The tuning machines on all Deering banjos are Deering's new super smooth planetary tuners. When you tune your banjo, these tuners will glide easily without any bumps or hesitation, putting the pitch of your strings exactly where you want them every time.
With this banjo you get more volume and clarity than you expect from an open-back. As with all Deering upper line banjos, it comes with a hardshell case.
Tropical American Mahogany trimmed in black
Slender, fast and comfortable Deering Neck Shape
Hand-engraved decorative Diamond Inlays
25 Pressed in Nickel Silver Frets
Adjustable Truss Rod
Deering Super Smooth Planetary banjo tuners
3-ply Maple Rim precisely fit with aGenuine Deering -06- Bell Bronze 20-hole Tone Ring
Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11″ Frosted Top Banjo Head
24 Round Hooks with ¼″ Hex Nuts
Nickel Plated Hardware
5/8″ Maple/Ebony Bridge
Two Coordinator Rods
Original Deering Truetone Tailpiece
Fun to play every time you pick it up.
Has the warm sweet tone of Mahogany.
Tuned: E, A, E, G#, B in standard tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
Set up at the factory with light gauge strings: 9.5, 11, 14, 20W, 9.5
Any gauge strings will work fine, depending on your preference.
Includes a Deering Hardshell Case
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 32 7/64″
Overall Instrument Length 43.5″
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 the quality of our materials and workmanship