Deering Golden Classic™ 5-String Banjo


Top of the line, prewar style with 24 Karat Gold Deering inlay in the peghead, the Golden Classic is the ultimate compliment to traditional players who prefer the feel of older necks and the great bluegrass sound of Flatt & Scruggs.

Applying Greg Deering's wealth of knowledge of how to create the finest banjos and combining that with traditional parts and dimensions he has elevated the craft to produce that original bluegrass sound.

Fancy Curly Maple with Cremona Sunburst Stain
White Bound Peghead
24k Gold "Deering" Inlay
Ebony fingerboard
Hearts & Flowers Mother of Pearl Inlays
Bone Nut
Traditional 5th-String Nut
Traditional Fuller Neck Shape
White Binding with Black/White Trim Along the Fingerboard
Gold Plated Super-Smooth Planetary Banjo Tuners

Specially machined 3-ply Maple Rim to traditional dimensions
A genuine Deering -06- 20 Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring
Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
24 Round Hooks with ¼″ Hex Nuts
11″ Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
A Traditional Zinc Flange
All Hardware has 24 Karat Gold Plating
Special Parts feature Vintage Engraving and Frosted Accents


Curly Maple with Cremona Sunburst Stained
Deeper Resonator Sound Chamber
The Resonator Sides are Specially Tapered on the Inside for Projection of Tone
White Binding with Black/White Trim
High Gloss Finish

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

The Golden Series banjos have a larger air chamber than the other Deering models which gives the banjos a more resonant hollow sound with deeper bass response for a traditional bluegrass sound. With longer sustain 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 volume.

G,D,G,B,D in standard 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″
Overall Instrument Length 38″
Instrument Weight 11lbs

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.