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Tenbrooks Saratoga Star™ Banjo with -06- Tone Ring

$6,379.00

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Description

Featuring the Deering -06- tone ring, Tenbrooks Saratoga Star features a maple neck that gives it a brilliant, crisp, full bodied tone with a deep bass response. The Saratoga Star is one of the most elegantly beautiful modern banjos to enter the musical arena of classic instruments.

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Crisp Maple with a brilliant full bodied tone, deep bass, brilliant highs, The Saratoga Star is one of the most elegantly beautiful modern banjos to enter the musical arena of classic instruments. Greg Deering personally designed the inlays with an Art Nouveau style in mind. Reminiscent of the Victorian Era, this high grade maple banjo stands out as a top of the line professional instrument, at home on the concert stages throughout the world. Played by Ned Luberecki.

From Bluegrass to Country, Rock to Classical, this is one of the ultimate banjos made today. Crafted with the precision of every Tenbrooks banjo out of highly figured violin grade maple for the ultimate tonal power and sparkle. It is so alive with sound that you can feel the vibrations through the back of the banjo as you play. The sound carries clearly greater distances than other banjos. This banjo is for the dedicated musician who appreciates versatility in communicating with the audience through music.

Banjo Specs

Neck:

  • Curly Maple Neck stained a Rich Dark Red Mahogany
  • Tenbrooks D Shaped Neck
  • 22 Glued in Nickel Silver Frets
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • Ivoroid Binding
  • Bone Nut
  • Spikes are installed at 7 and 9th Frets
  • Fully Adjustable Two Way Truss Rod
  • Deering Planetary Banjo Tuners
  • Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
  • High Gloss Finish

Pot:

  • Deering Bell Bronze -06- Tone Ring
  • 11" Tenbrooks 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
  • Deering 11/16″ Maple Ebony Smile Bridge
  • Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
  • 11″ Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
  • 24 Round Hooks and ¼″ Hex Nuts
  • Nicel Plated One Piece Cast Zinc Flange
  • Slender Shaped Armrest
  • Nickel Plated Hardware
  • Deering True Tone Tailpiece

Resonator:

  • Deep Resonator Made of Curly Maple
  • Resonator Sides Are Specially Tapered On the Inside For Projection of Tone
  • Stained a Deep Red Brown
  • High Gloss Finish

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Tone:

The Saratoga Star resounds with a brilliant full bodied tone with deep bass and brilliant highs. It has a pleasing clarity and balance on every string up and down the entire fingerboard. The full Tenbrooks banjo design, materials and dimensions create this maple banjo that brings out all the best tone from the wood and precisely created metal parts so that this instrument rings true with a sweet clarity and uninhibited musicality.

Tuned:

G,D,G,B,D in standard G tuning Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Strings

Dimensions:

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

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.

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