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Deering Long Neck Deluxe Open Back Banjo, 1988

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As an example of form following function, the long neck banjo was a Pete Seeger creation designed to extend available keys using just a capo. Placing the capo at the third fret, the long neck functions as a ‘normal’ 5-string banjo in G, but without the capo it drops down to E.

This Deering long neck open back banjo has no serial number but Deering tells us it’s from 1988. The neck is Mahogany with an Ebony fingerboard, and the rim is 3-ply Maple. It uses an old-style Black Diamond inlay pattern, and a Sierra flat head tone ring. Grant MacNeill recently dressed the frets and installed a new head and Presto tailpiece, so it is in good playing order and ready to go!

A new Deering hard shell case is included.

Price: $1350 CAD
  • Model: Long Neck Deluxe
  • Year: 1988
  • Finish Clear Gloss
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: N/A
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 25/01/2018

  • Consignment Item

  • Including Hard case
  • Scale Length: 815.6mm 32.11in
  • Nut Width: 31.74mm 1,25in
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