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Deering Calico™ 5-String Banjo

$5,139.00

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Description

A premium quality world class 5-string 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.

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A premium quality world class 5-string 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.

 

Banjo Specs

Neck:

  • Curly Maple With A Honey Stain
  • Natural Ebony Fingerboard
  • Mother Of Pearl Scroll Inlays
  • Ivoroid Bound Fingerboard and Peghead
  • Multi-color Neck Purfling Trim
  • Slender Deering Neck Shape
  • 22 Nickel-Silver Frets
  • Fully Adjustable Two Way Truss Rod
  • Deering Planetary Banjo Tuners
  • Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
  • High Gloss Finish

Pot:

  • Deering -06- 20 Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring
  • 11" Deering Premium Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
  • Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
  • 11″ Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
  • 5/8″ Deering Smile Maple/Ebony Bridge
  • 24 Round Hooks and ¼″ Hex Nuts
  • One Piece Cast Zinc Flange
  • Slender Shaped Armrest
  • Nickel Plated Hardware
  • Deering True Tone Tailpiece

Resonator:

  • Curly Maple
  • Coral Snake Wood Purfling Trim
  • Ivoroide Binding
  • Shallow Depth For Quick Response
  • Resonator Sides Are Specially Tapered On the Inside for Projection of Tone
  • High Gloss Finish

Deering Hardshell Case Included

Tone:

With a brighter tone 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 excellent volume so it is easily heard amongst a band.

Tuned:

g,D,G,B,D in standard G tuning

Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Strings

Dimensions:

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

Lifetime Warranty:

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.

Available in Tenor and Plectrum.

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