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San Diego Charity Banjo

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Description

THIS AUCTION HAS BEEN COMPLETED.

Winning Bid: $5,000

The San Diego Charity Banjo shares the beauty of the jewels of our fine city, its ocean and natural beaches. With its neck kept the natural sandy color of Maple wood with shell-white inlays, down to its ocean green-blue stained resonator and metal parts to match; with waves and a palm tree branded into the peghead, this is San Diego through and through.  

The drum head of the banjo, made by the California company Remo, bears Mumford & Sons' Delta tour wings and is personally signed by the band. 

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 Voices of Our City Choir The Voices of Our City Choir is transforming the perception and experience of homelessness through the healing power of the arts. Founded in 2016 by San Diego based musicians, the choir serves as a space for mutual aid and community building, as well as giving voice to San Diego's homeless community. 

The choir showcases the abilities and powerful potential of every individual. Singing provides a positive sense of community and solidarity for people facing extreme hardships. It reduces stress, heightens awareness, empowers minds, strengthens bodies and sets the stage for peace and healing. 

Through their concerts together as a professional performance ensemble, they have raised funds to hire part time case managers who work with the unsheltered singers to find housing and services. To date, Voices of Our City Choir has helped 41 individuals move off of the streets and into housing and/or safe shelter. 

The love and support that is present at the rehearsals and performances helps choir members to regain hope and move forward in their lives. 

 

SPECS: 

NECK:  

  • Slender Rock Maple Neck in natural sandy Maple 
  • Pearloid White Artisan Style Inlays set in the Midnight Maple Fingerboard  
  • 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets  
  • The Name of San Diego with Ocean Waves and a Palm Tree Branded in the 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 in Natural sandy Maple Wood 
  • Steel Tension Hoop Hypoallergenic Powder Coated In Ocean Blue-Green 
  • 11″ Frosted Top High Crown Head 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 With Hypoallergenic Powder Coat In Ocean Blue-Green 
  • Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments  
  • Durable Satin Finish  
  • Ocean Blue-Green Hypoallergenic Powder Coated Arm Rest and Flange Pieces 

  

RESONATOR  

  • Maple Resonator Stained Ocean Blue-Green 
  • 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. 

*Custom and Duty fees paid by recipient 

 

 
 


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