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Deering Gabriella™ 5-String Banjo


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The ultimate combination of luxurious beauty and incredible sound - the sparkle of the mother of pearl fingerboard is breath-taking like opening a box of jewels when you open the case and the tone of the Gabriella is outstanding. The Gabriella is the very top of the Deering line. We reserve the most highly figured English walnut for the neck and rare pieces of exotic burl walnut veneer for the resonator. The beautiful burl veneer on the resonator is the same veneer as used on the inside of a Rolls Royce.

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The beautiful hand crafted and carved walnut neck has a genuine mother-of-pearl fingerboard and vine peg-head inlay. The frets are seated in ebony with the precision of a master craftsman and the pearl of the fingerboard is also set into the ebony so precisely it looks like the frets are set in the pearl. The pearl fingerboard and the nickel silver frets are polished to provide a luxurious playing experience.

Only the finest components become a Gabriella banjo. Also, along the edges of the neck and resonator the ivoroid binding is accentuated with multicolored trim of handset abalone shell. The neck is fully adjustable, as are all Deering necks, with our two way adjustable truss rod.

To top it off, back of the banjo has an elaborate vine of raised and carved maple and mother-of pearl encircling the exotic walnut resonator back. Each banjo of this caliber is signed personally by Greg and his top craftsmen on the serial number label inside.

The Gabriella has a smaller air chamber than the Golden Era or the Tenbrooks banjos which gives it a very responsive poppy sound with excellent note separation. The banjo plays string to string and up the neck at a consistent clarity and volume. In ordering a Gabriella banjo you can choose between our highest grade of walnut, maple, or koa. Each Gabriella we build is a unique work of art that brings hours of musical enjoyment when played and aesthetic enjoyment for it's beauty wherever it is displayed. The pearl fingerboard ads a distinctive brilliance to the tone of the Gabriella.

Also Available in Tenor or Plectrum Styles


Banjo Specs


  • An Elegant neck of our Highest Grade of Walnut, Maple, or Koa - Your Choice
  • Triple Bound Peghead
  • Hand-Engraved Inlays
  • Mother-of-Pearl Fingerboard
  • Slender Deering Neck Shape
  • Bone Nut
  • 22 Nickel-Silver Frets
  • Adjustable Truss Rod
  • Deering Planetary Banjo Tuners
  • Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
  • Mother of Pearl Tuning Buttons
  • Intricately hand carved Heel


  • Deering -06- 20 Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring
  • Highest Violin Grade Curly 3-ply Maple Rrim
  • Deering Brass Notched Engraved Tension Hoop
  • 11″ Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
  • 24 Round Hooks and ¼″ Hex Nuts
  • Zinc Flange Engraved and Gold Plated
  • Premium Hand Engraving
  • Highly Detailed Pierced Engraving On the Armrest
  • Deering True Tone Tailpiece
  • 24 Karat Gold Plating on All Hardware

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case


  • Rare and Exotic Burl Walnut, Curly Maple, or Koa - Your Choice
  • Hand Set Abalone Shell and Ivoroid Binding
  • A Pearl and Maple Vine Encircles the Resonator Back
  • Brilliant Polished High Gloss Finish
  • Inside of the Resonator is Specially Tapered for Projection of Tone
  • A Hand Carved Pearl and Maple Vine Encircles the Resonator Back

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case


Easy to play with clarity of note separation and round full bodied tone.


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

Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.



  • 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


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.


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