Deering Eagle II 6-String Banjo


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Comments The Deering Eagle II 6-String Banjo is a unique addition to the world of 6-string banjos!

The new Deering Eagle tone ring (often called the 2010 ring), is the warmest and roundest sounding of the Deering family of rings. This new design brass ring combined with the Eagle plate-style flange and heavy red maple rim gives a lovely air-like sweetness to the trebles but still provides that classic Deering sustain and power.

The warm tone of the Eagle makes it particularly suitable for 6 string banjos which can often exhibit harsh overtones.

In my opinion, installing a 6 string neck on the Eagle pot has created possibly THE BEST 6 string banjo one can hear, anywhere, at any price.

Grant MacNeill

Read more about the Eagle II model 5-string banjo here

Pricing $2089 CAD with Deering hardshell case. Please refer to the links at the bottom of this post for a full listing of the Deering banjos we carry, and current prices.
Neck Maple neck with unbound ebony fingerboard. Engraved mother of pearl position markers, headstock inlay and Deering banner.
Frets 22 medium frets.
Body Maple rim with Deering 2010 Tone Ring, Deering Eagle II hardware with 6-string tailpiece and bridge.
Finish Gloss walnut finish
Hardware / Electronics Based on the Eagle II, with the Deering 2010 Tone Ring. 6-string tailpiece. Nickel plated hardware with sealed,Deering branded Gotoh gears
Playability / Action Plays like a cross between a banjo and a guitar! The feel is more percussive than a guitar, due to the head. We will of course set the instrument up to the player’s requirements.
Case Deering hardshell case included.

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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.

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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.

You can view or download a PDF summary of the models we carry here, with prices.

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