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Vega by Deering: Woodsongs George Grove Long Neck / Short Neck Banjo

I’ve always loved the big E tuning on long neck banjos but at 5’ 7” tall, I’ve found these 32” scale length necks just too big to handle.


Deering John Hartford Banjo

Deering John Hartford Banjo

For the John Hartford Model, Greg Deering’s years of experience with various woods combined with John Hartford’s research into the design of vintage banjos culminated in the idea of using a “Grenadillo tone-ring” made from a wood used on marimbas. This unique tone-ring is mounted on a three-ply maple rim with a zinc flange to create lighter weight (8 lbs instead of 11or 12) banjo; a very good choice for bluegrass as well as other styles! The Hartford sounds like a vintage pre-war banjo when new but also as it ages, it “plays-in” like a violin and gains in volume and presence the more it is played. We’ve seen it out-do even the best bronze tone-ring banjos in jam sessions!

Price: $4479 CAD

Deering Sierra Tenor Banjo

Deering Sierra Tenor Banjo

So why is the Deering Sierra Tenor Banjo the most popular tenor banjo in the Deering line? Greg Deering says it best … “No one can buy a better banjo! They could buy a fancier one but not a better one.  Irish Tenor banjos have the shorter 17 fret neck for a brighter, snappier sound. The Sierra 17-fret tenor has our professional -06- bronze tone ring and you get all the most important features that affect the tone and playability at an economical price.

Price: $2849 CAD

Deering Boston 6 String Banjo

This B-6, Deering Boston 6 String Banjo makes an ideal recording instrument. It’s lighter in weight due to the innovative steel rim construction that you can also find in our Boston 5 string banjos. In the B-6 this creates excellent note distinction, clarity, and sparkling crispness making it one of the all time favorites.

Price: $2089 CAD

Deering Golden Wreath 5 String Banjo Mahogany

This Deering Golden Wreath banjo is a beautiful instrument that is an accurate reproduction of the classic banjos of the 1930’s, but at a fraction of the originals cost. The mahogany neck is highlighted with ivoroid binding, and duplicates the feel of the originals in neck width, depth and the taper from nut to heel. Mahogany gives you a crisp yet sweet tone that makes playing the banjo a pleasure and a joy. The two way adjustable truss rod is smooth, accurate, easy to use, and ensures superb playability without buzzing which allows players of all styles to adjust the banjos action to their own unique requirements. The glued in frets ensure perfect fretting accuracy, long term stability and ease of re-fretting.

Price: $4659 CAD

Deering Golden Era 5 String Banjo

The Deering Golden Era banjo is a reproduction of the classic banjos of the 1930’s using the same materials weight, design and features of the originals.

Price: $4659 CAD

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