Deering Banjos

DEERING CALICO 5-STRING BANJO

$4,889.00 Call for Banjo Bob's Special Price

A premium quality, world class banjo that is known around the world for its crisp tone - The Calico is exceptionally dynamic for both powerful sound and instantaneous response; providing a great tool for all styles of music.

At this price point we add two features, we taper the inside of the resonator walls for added projection of tone, and we also add the feature of glued in frets. Each fret is fitted to the fingerboard and glued in place so that in the future when the frets are worn out, they can be heated up and the glue will release without chipping the fingerboard. You will gain these benefits on every model from the Calico on up the line.

The Neck: • Curly Maple with a Honey Stain • Natural Ebony Fingerboard • 22 Glued In Nickel Silver Frets • Mother of Pearl Scroll Inlays • Ivoroid Bound Fingerboard • Multi-color Neck Purfling Trim • Adjustable Truss Rod • Deering Planetary Tuners • Deering Geared 5th String Tuner • Bound Neck and Peghead • Slender, Comfortable Deering Neck Shape • High Gloss Finish

The Pot: • Deering -06- Bell Bronze Tone Ring • Deering Premium Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim • Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop • 11” Top Frosted Medium Crown Head • 24 Round Hooks with ¼” Hex Nuts • One Piece Nickel Plated Zinc Flange • 5/8” Deering Maple/Ebony Bridge • Deering True Tone Tailpiece • Satin Finish Resonator: • Curly Maple • Coral Snake Wood Purfling Trim • Ivoroid Binding • Shallow Depth for Quick Response • The Resonator Sides are Specially Tapered on the Inside for Projection of Tone • High Gloss Finish
Tone: With a brighter tone than mahogany, maple provides a beautiful bass response and great highs. The banjo plays string to string and up the neck at a consistent clarity and excellent volume so it is easily heard amongst a band.
Dimensions:
• Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4” • Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4” • Resonator diameter 13 7/8” • Overall Instrument Length 38” • Weight Approx. 11 lbs
Available in Tenor & Plectrum Includes a Deering Hardshell Case Lifetime Warranty

 Eagle II Five String Banjo

$2,679.00 Call For Banjo Bob's Special Price

Our newest and most affordable professional grade resonator 5-string banjo. The Eagle II banjo is a whole new breed of banjo. It features the ground breaking, patent pending Twenty-Ten Tone Ring which is a completely original Deering design that is unlike any other traditional tone ring. It produces a high quality sound that is versatile for many styles of playing. While the sound is uniquely Eagle, it represents a refinement in the quality of banjo tone, something that allows the player to soar to new heights. It is perfect for the player who wants a professional quality banjo that he can use for playing many styles of music.
The new Eagle II Banjo was the first place prize at the 2010 Merlefest Banjo Contest in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.

Neck:
Maple Stained a Dark Red Mahogany
Natural Ebony Fingerboard
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Original Eagle Engraved Inlays
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Fully Adjustable Truss Rod
Planetary Banjo Tuners
Geared 5th String Peg
Gloss Finish

Pot:
Deering Patent Pending Twenty-Ten Tone Ring
Three-Ply Violin Grade  Maple Rim
True Tone Deering Tailpiece
Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11” Top Frosted Medium Crown Head
24 Round Hooks and ¼” Hex Nuts
24 Bracket Shoes
Eagle 2-Piece Flange
Slender Shaped Armrest
5/8" Maple Bridge With Ebony Top
Nickel Plated Hardware

Resonator:
Maple Stained Red Mahogany
White Binding
Straight Inside Resonator Sidewalls
Gloss Finish
Includes a Deering Hardshell Case
Tone: A strong mid range tone with good bass and vibrant highs, that is versatile for playing both Clawhammer and Bluegrass styles of playing.
Tuned:g,D,G,B,D in standard 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”
Resonator diameter 13 7/8”
Overall Instrument Length 38”
Weight Approx. 10 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

SIERRA 5 STRING BANJO

$2,889.00 Call for Banjo Bob's Special Price

Our most popular professional grade banjo for almost 20 years. Greg Deering knows what it feels like to want a professional banjo and not be able to afford it, so this has become the flagship of our line. We make the Sierra affordable and you get all the most important features that affect the tone and playability. Simple detailing allows us to keep the cost down, while still giving you all the important components of a high quality banjo.
Also available in a beautiful warm brown stained maple for no extra cost

Neck:
Mahogany - Now Available in Maple
Natural Ebony Fingerboard
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
O Top Frosted Medium Crown Head
24 Round Hooks and ¼” Hex Nuts
One Piece Cast Zinc Flange
Slender Shaped Armrest
Nickel Plated Hardware
Satin Finish

Resonator:
Mahogany or Maple Stained Brown
White Binding
Straight Inside Sidewalls
Satin Finish
Includes a Deering Hardshell Case
Tone: With the standard Mahogany, the Sierra has the sweet sound of mahogany with less sustain than maple or walnut. With optional Maple, at no extra cost, the Sierra has a brighter and crisper professional quality tone that is easy to play with clarity and good note separation
Tuned:g,D,G,B,D in standard 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”
Resonator diameter 13 7/8”
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 workmanshipriginal Deering Designed Engraved Inlays
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Fully Adjustable Truss Rod
Deering Planetary Banjo Tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Peg
Satin Finish
Pot:
Deering -06- 20 Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring
Three-Ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
True Tone Deering Tailpiece
Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11”

MAPLE BLOSSEM 5 STRING BANJO

$4079.00 Call for Banjo Bob's Special Price

Maple, -06- tone ring and flower inlays are key elements of the Maple Blossom banjo. Maple Blossom is made from Eastern violin grade curly maple, stained with a dark walnut stain, and adorned with flower mother of pearl inlays. When this individually selected wood is built into a banjo with the genuine Deering -06-bronze tone ring, 3-ply violin grade maple rim, and one piece zinc flange, the result is a banjo that is so bright, crisp and clear that every note pops out of this banjo with precision and power. The Deering -06- tone ring produces a beautiful, balanced overtone spectrum. Its weight is ideal for most styles played on the banjo. A softer touch will provide you with as much sustain as you ever want, a sharper attack will produce a distinct pop and accurate note separation. You will notice no dead spots over the entire fingerboard. The beautiful highs and powerful well rounded bass is the result of intense study of alloys and shapes which resulted in the new -06- tone ring you hear in the great tone of the Maple Blossom banjo today.

Neck: • Dark Walnut Stained Eastern Maple • Slender Deering Neck Shape • Mother of Pearl Flower Inlays • Ebony Fingerboard • Pressed in Nickel Silver Frets • Adjustable Truss Rod • Deering Planetary Tuners • Deering Geared 5th String Tuner • High Gloss Finish
The Pot: • Deering -06- Bell Bronze Tone Ring • 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim • Brass Notched Tension Hoop • 11” Top Frosted Medium Crown Head • 24 Round Hooks with ¼” Hex Nuts • One Piece Cast Zinc Flange • 5/8” Deering Maple/Ebony Bridge • Deering True Tone Tailpiece
Resonator: • Dark Walnut Stained Maple • Trimmed in White/Black/White • High Gloss Finish • Straight SidewallsTone: Has the brightness of Maple with good projection and clarity.

Dimensions: • Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4” • Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4” • Resonator diameter 13 7/8” • Overall Instrument Length 38” • Bracket Nut Size for Tightening the Head ¼” • Truss Rod Wrench Size ¼” Deep Socket Wrench • Weight Approx. 11 lbs

Also Available in Tenor, Plectrum, 6-String or in Openback
Includes a Deering Hardshell Case
Lifetime Warranty

Eagle II 5-String Openback

$2369.00 Call for Banjo Bob's Special Price

Deering's newest professional grade openback 5-string banjo. The Eagle II™ banjo is a whole new breed of banjo. It features the ground breaking, patent pending Twenty-Ten™ Tone Ring which is a completely original Deering design that gives the banjo an extremely clear tone.
This is an incredible clawhammer banjo!

Neck: 
Maple Stained a Dark Red Mahogany
Natural Ebony Fingerboard
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Original Eagle Engraved Inlays
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Fully Adjustable Truss Rod
Planetary Banjo Tuners
Geared 5th String Peg
Gloss Finish

Pot: 
Deering Patent Pending Twenty-Ten Tone Ring
Three-Ply Violin Grade  Maple Rim
True Tone Deering Tailpiece
Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11″ Top Frosted Medium Crown Head
24 Round Hooks and ¼″ Hex Nuts
24 Bracket Shoes  
Slender Shaped Armrest
5/8" Maple Bridge With Ebony Top
Nickel Plated Hardware

Resonator:
Maple Stained Red Mahogany 
White Binding
Straight Inside Resonator Sidewalls
Gloss Finish 
Includes a Deering Hardshell Case
Tone:  A strong mid range tone with good bass and vibrant highs, that is versatile for playing both Clawhammer and Clawgrass styles of playing.
Tuned: g,D,G,B,D in standard 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″
Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38″
Weight Approx. 10 lbs

Warranty: Warranty: The trust and pride Deering shares in their product gives them the confidence to grant every owner of a new Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship

GOLDEN WREATH 5-STRING BANJO

$4829 Call for Banjo Bob's Special Price

A mahogany pre-war style bluegrass banjo with that J.D. Crowe sound, the Golden Wreath is a banjo made of higher quality materials and workmanship. The Deering -06- Bronze Tone Ring is unplated to enhance the resonance and create a mahogany bluegrass banjo with all the power and punch needed for stage performance.

NECK:

  • Mahogany
  • Traditional fuller Neck Shape
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Bone Nut
  • Deering Planetary banjo tuners
  • Geared 5th String Tuner
  • Ivoroid Binding with Black/White Trim
  • Wreath Inlay Pattern in Mother of Pearl
  • Traditional Fifth String Nut
  • 22 Glued in Nickel Silver Frets

POT:

  • Unplated Deering -06- 20-Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring
  • Violin Grade Maple 3-Ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
  • Deering Notched Brass Tension Hoop
  • 11″ Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
  • Nickel Plated Traditional Style Zinc Flange
  • Nickel Plated Hardware
  • Deering Truetone Tailpiece
  • Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments

RESONATOR:

  • Deep resonator of  Mahogany
  • Ivoroid Binding with Black/White Trim
  • Two Concentric Black/White Rings Adorn the Back of the Resonator
  • Resonator Sides are Specially Tapered
  • High Gloss Finish

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

    

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