At the heart of the Vintage Star lies a stunning Dobson tone ring. Originally patented by Henry Dobson in 1881, the Dobson balances the low ends with clear highs, and adds just the right amount of sustain to the banjo. The brass Dobson glows from behind the renaissance head, which itself sits on a thinner walled, 12” violin grade maple rim. A knotless tailpiece tops off the set up to produce a classic old-time tone.
The Vintage Star features a durable, low maintenance frosty bronze powder finish, that accents the exotic smokey streaks running through the ebony of the fingerboard. The finish also happens to be hypoallergenic, which, along with the matching maple armrest makes for a truly comfortable playing experience.
One thing is for certain. The Vintage Star is a timeless instrument and it is as beautiful to look at as it is to listen to. Find one at select Deering dealers today.
Neck Wood: Quartersawn Maple
Neck Shape: Vega 'D' Shape
Stain: Dark Walnut
Nut Material: Ebony
Tuners: Deering Planetary Tuners with Black Buttons
5th String Tuner: Deering Gotoh Geared 5th String Tuner
Frets: 22 Nickel Silver Frets
Rim: 12" Thinner 3-Ply Violin Grade Maple
Rim Diameter: 12"
Tone Ring: Dobson Tone Ring
Head: 12" Renaissance Low Crown
Tension Hoop: Beveled Steel Tension Hoop
Hooks & Nuts: 24 Flat J-Hooks and 9/32″ Hex Nuts
Armrest: Matched Wooden Deering Armrest
Hardware Plating: Frosted Bronze Hypoallegenic Hardware
Tailpiece: Deering Knot-Less Tailpiece
Neck Width at the Nut: 1 1/4"
Scale Length Nut to Bridge: 26 1/4"
Rim Diameter: 12"
Overall Instrument Length: 38"
Weight Approx.: 8 lbs
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 thequality of our materials and workmanship.
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Comes strung with Deering Light Gauge Strings
Comes tuned: G, D, G, B, D
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
Comes with a hardshell case.
NB: Due to current supply constraints, case brand may vary.