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Kevin Nealon Giving Tuesday Charity Banjo

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Description

The Kevin Nealon Giving Tuesday Charity Banjo is entirely one-of-a-kind, with the maple wood stained Oxblood Red and the metal parts finished in Oxblood Red Powder Finish. In the peghead “FIREBALL” is burned in among scroll artwork. This is Kevin’s Giving Tuesday Charity Banjo.

The drumhead of the banjo has been personally signed by Kevin Nealon, with a hand drawn heart and the quote “Harness the good, block the bad” – from his character Gary Potter  (Psycho)  in the movie Happy Gilmore.

The charity Kevin chose for this auction to benefit is Hope Hospice who have the mission to improve the quality of life for every person experiencing serious illness by providing exceptional, comforting care and choices that give hope and meaning to every moment. In 40 years, Hope has turned no one away due to an inability to pay for care. The belief that every life matters, that no one should die alone, and that everyone deserves dignity are the core of their mission. It is their goal, through generous donor and community support, to raise the funds needed to provide hospice care to those who are most in need. Last year alone, Hope touched 6,000 families in Lee, Hendry and Glades counties, by providing hospice care, while ensuring their familiars have access to grief and loss counseling and support for all ages.

This banjo is 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. 

SPECS:

The 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.  

NECK: 

  • Slender Rock Maple Neck Stained Oxblood Red.
  • White Pearloid Artisan Style Inlays set in the Midnight Maple Fingerboard  
  • 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets 
  • “FIREBALL” Burned into the Peghead with Scroll Artwork
  • 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 Oxblood Red
  • Steel Tension Hoop, and Two Piece Flange Set with a Hypoallergenic Oxblood Red Powder Finish.
  • 11″ Frosted Top High Crown Head Signed by Kevin Nealon, Personalized with a Hand Drawn Heart and Quote “Harness the good, block the bad”.
  • 5/8″ Maple/Ebony Goodtime Bridge 
  • 16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Nuts 
  • 16 Bracket Shoes with Screw Attachments 
  • Deering Patented Goodtime Tailpiece with a Hypoallergenic Oxblood Red Powder Finish.
  • Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments 
  • Durable Satin Finish 
  • Oxblood Red Hypoallergenic Powder Finished Arm Rest 

 

RESONATOR: 

  • Maple Resonator Stained Oxblood Red
  • Black 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, Customs and Duty fees paid by recipient


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