Terry Baucom, the Duke of Drive, joins the Deering Banjo Company in introducing his dynamic walnut, signature, 5-string banjo available now at authorized dealers throughout the world. Crafted from elegant, plain walnut, trimmed in ivoroid with black and white accent stripes, bearing a regal inlay pattern designed by Greg Deering, and set up to Terry’s personal specifications, Terry says of his signature model, “Every time it goes on stage it seems to get better.”
The neck shape has been tailored to Terry’s needs for comfort, and the fast and accurate fretting demanded by his hard-driving playing style. Set up includes an 11/16” bridge with slightly wider string spacing and a banjo head tuned to A. Terry says of the banjo’s stage presence, “It’s like its up there and you got a mission. It’s there to help you with the mission and you don’t have to fight it at all.”
The rim is made of red maple, essentially the Tenbrooks rim & flange , precisely fitted with a newly designed lighter weight Deering tone ring which has been machined on the upper inside, to make it 7 oz. lighter in weight than the standard Deering ’06 tone ring. Per Barry Hunn at Deering: “Stiffer necks and tone rings enhance high frequencies. More flexible or less rigid necks and tone rings are warmer or not as bright. We were looking to “tune” the weight of the tone ring to enhance the lower frequencies which tend to “sweeten” the high frequencies.”
The balance of the weight of the Terry Baucom tone ring and the red maple rim’s musical response produces a more resonant sound chamber. From bass notes to highs, every note is clear and balanced in volume up the entire neck. Terry commented “It has a tone that if you didn’t see me playing it, you’d think it was an older banjo that had been played for awhile. Just think what it will sound like in 2 years!” Ushering in a new realm filled with opportunities for musical innovation, the Terry Baucom signature model is clearly a banjo to be reckoned with.
Deering Terry Baucom Signature Model Banjo
* red maple rim
* Tenbrooks flange
* new lighter Deering tone ring
* bound ebony fingerboard
* walnut neck
* bound walnut Golden Era style resonator with tapered side walls
* traditional neck contour
* 11/16″ bridge with slightly wider string spacing
* head tuned to “A”
* nickel plated hardware
* hardshell case
PRICING: $4649 Canadian dollars, or $3661 US dollars, based on 1.27% exchange rate.
NOTE: Exchange rates change daily!
A Deering hardshell, archtop case is included.
Check out these videos featuring the Deering Terry Baucom Model Banjo!
Check out Grant’s Banjo Setup Q&A
You can preview our videos now on Our YouTube Channel!
What we like: Deering Banjos
Deering Banjos, Tenbrooks Banjos, Vega Banjos, Goodtime Banjos — all made in the USA by the Deering Banjo company.
We keep an inventory of over 200 Deering banjos at all times, with 40 models including virtually all the Deering 5 string banjos, several Deering 6 string and Tenor models, plus the Vega open back 5 string models, the elite Tenbrooks 5 strings and a huge offering of the entry level Goodtime line of banjos.
Email or call any time with questions.
We have 6 full time luthiers on staff with the expertise to setup and service your instruments. All banjos we sill will be very thoroughly setup to suit your right hand attack and playing action expectations. Head tension, action, nut height, bridge and tailpiece positioning and installation of 5th string capo tacks are issues that we deal with as each and every banjo is sold. Plus there is no charge for follow-up adjustments on new banjos for the first year.