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Kentucky Charity Banjo

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Description

In the photo with Mumford & Sons's Ben Lovett and Winston Marshall is the legendary banjo player J.D. Crowe who is also the representative for the charity that the Kentucky Banjo Auction will benefit! 

The Kentucky Charity Banjo is entirely one-of-a-kind, made with a black stained neck bearing the shape and name of Kentucky proudly on the peghead. With pearloid inlays of blue set into the Midnight Maple fingerboard, paired with its university blue resonator this banjo belongs to Kentucky, also known as the “Bluegrass State”.

The drum head of the banjo is custom made by Remo with the Delta Tour Wings Logo and personally signed by Mumford & Sons. 

Based on the Deering Artisan Goodtime Two this banjo has a resonator back for projection, and a violin grade maple rim that gives it a bright and clear tone. Designed and built by Deering Banjos at their factory in Spring Valley, California specifically for this auction. 

The stunning Artisan Goodtime banjos embody Greg Deering’s lifelong vision for the Deering Banjo Company – to make the best sounding, playing, looking, and best value U.S.A. made banjo that he possibly could. It is a never-ending quest that Deering pursues every single day.

The Charity this auction will benefit is the IBMA Bluegrass Trust Fund . The Bluegrass Trust Fund has been there to help when life has handed grave setbacks to members of the professional bluegrass musician community. The Bluegrass Trust Fund (officially the “IBMA Trust”) was established in 1987 as a means to offer financial assistance to bluegrass music professionals in time of emergency need. Patterned after similar entities in the music world, the Trust is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable institution. Many founding and active members of the Bluegrass music community live in Kentucky. 

*shipping charges will be added to the final auction selling price. Custom and duty fees paid by recipient.

SPECS:

NECK:

  • Slender Rock Maple Neck Stained a Deep Black
  • Vintage Pearloid Blue Inlays set in the Midnight Maple Fingerboard 
  • 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets 
  • The Shape and Name of Kentucky Engraved On Peghead 
  • Planetary Tuners 
  • Geared 5th String Tuner 
  • Durable Satin Finish 
  • Spikes installed at 7th, 9th, and 10th frets 
  • Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead 

 

POT: 

  • 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim Stained Black 
  • Steel Tension Hoop 
  • 11″ High Crown Custom Made Remo Head with the Delta Tour Wings Logo and personally signed by Mumford & Sons 
  • 5/8″ Maple/Ebony Goodtime Bridge 
  • 16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Nuts 
  • 16 Bracket Shoes with Screw Attachments 
  • Deering Patented Goodtime Tailpiece 
  • Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments 
  • Durable Satin Finish 
  • Traditional Nickel Plated Arm Rest 

 

RESONATOR:

  • Maple Resonator Stained University Blue
  • White Binding 
  • Durable Satin Finish 

 

TONE: 

Has a clear and bright sound of maple. Easy to play with clarity of note separation. 

TUNED: 

g,D,G,B,D in standard G tuning 

Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well. 

DIMENSIONS: 

  • Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″ 
  • Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″ 
  • Rim Diameter 11″ 
  • Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″ 
  • Overall Instrument Length 38″ 
  • Weight Approx. 6 lbs 

Also comes with a Deering Gig Bag Case 

WARRANTY: 

The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Goodtime banjo a 6 year warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.

*shipping charges will be added to the final auction selling price. Custom and Duty fees paid by recipient.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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