Deering Jens Kruger Model with -06- Tone Ring


This began as the top model of the Tenbrooks line before being included in the Artist Series.  It is made with violin grade maple because of the musical qualities of this wood and it features a radiused ebony fretboard. Jens prefers stainless steel frets because of the durability of the stainless steel. The frets wear longer before needing to be replaced. Before switching to stainless steel frets, Jens, who plays an average of 8 hours per day, was having his banjos re-fretted every 6 months. With stainless steel frets he has played for almost 2 years before having the banjo re-fretted; getting three times the playing life out of the frets!

The radiused fingerboard fits the curve of the fingers over the playing surface making it just that much more effortless to travel the fingerboard.

The Jens Kruger model has significant resonance and clarity, elevating it to the caliber of orchestral instruments. The Jens Kruger banjo is designed to unlock the creativity for the dedicated musician.  

Jens currently plays the -06- tone ring model because it has more sustain and he plays both fast and slow songs so he prefers the added sustain of the -06- tone ring.

Dark Red Mahogany Stained Violin Grade Maple Neck
Radiused Ebony Fingerboard
22 Durable Stainless Steel Frets
Adjustable Truss Rod
Grafaloy Nut
Slender Neck for precise playing
Spikes installed at 7 & 9th frets
Deering Planetary Tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
High Gloss 


Deering -06- 20 Hole Polished Bell Bronze Tone Ring 
Precision machined Tenbrooks style 3-ply Maple Rim
Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11″ Medium Crown Frosted Top Head
24 Round Hooks with ¼″ Hex Nuts
Tenbrooks Gold plated Zinc Flange
Gold Plated Hardware
Premium Hand Engraved Metal Parts
Hand Engraved and Pierced Armrest
Deering True-Tone Tailpiece
11/16″ Signature Maple Ebony Bridge


A Deep Resonator Made of Curly Maple
Resonator Stained Dark Red Mahogany
Ivoroid Binding
High Gloss Finish 


Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

This banjo represents an achievement in banjo tone, having removed all the unwanted overtones, resulting in a banjo that is orchestral grade, with enough sustain for slow songs and clarity of note separation when it is played hard and fast. It has consistent clarity and volume up and down the neck and string to string. It fully resonates deep bass notes and sweet clear highs such that no note is suppressed and music flows freely from this alive and vibrant instrument. 



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″


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.