Tenbrooks Saratoga Star™ Plectrum Banjo


The Plectrum 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 classic violin grade maple banjo stands out as a top of the line professional instrument, at home on the concert stages throughout the world.

From Traditional Jazz, or Dixieland 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. For the true professional who enjoys reaching the audience with his music.

Curly Violin Grade Maple Neck stained a rich dark red mahogany
Tenbrooks slender shaped Neck for precise playing
22 Higher,Nickel Silver Frets
Ebony Fingerboard
Bound with Ivoroid
Bone Nut
Adjustable truss-rod
Super Smooth Deering Planetary Tuners

Deering -06- 20 Hole Polished Bell Bronze Tone Ring
Precision machined Tenbrooks style 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11″ Medium Collar Frosted Bottom Head
24 Round Hooks with ¼″ Hex Nuts
Nickel plated Zinc Flange
Nickel Plated Hardware
Deering 11/16″ Maple Ebony Bridge
Deering Truetone Tailpiece
Deep resonator made of curly maple
Tapered internal resonator walls for excellent projection
Stained a Deep Red Brown
Highly Polished Finish

TheSaratoga Star resounds with a brilliant full bodied tone with deep bassand brilliant highs. It has a mysterious clarity note to note andstring to string up and down the entire fingerboard. The full Tenbrooksbanjo design, materials and dimensions create this maple banjo thatbrings out all the best tone from the wood and precisely created metalparts so that this instrument rings true with a sweet clarity anduninhibited musicality.

The ebony fingerboard and the nickel silver frets are polished toeliminate fret noise and provide a luxurious playing experience.

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

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Warranty: Thetrust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence togrant every owner of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring thequality of our materials and workmanship