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Deering Golden Era Custom 5-String Banjo Sunburst, 2016

Deering Golden Era Custom 5-String Banjo Sunburst, 2016

Built during 2016 at the Deering plant in Spring Valley California, this Deering Golden Era Custom 5-string banjo is in very good, clean condition with only the slightest wear. Based on the classic banjo designs of the 1930’s, these are great instruments with all the quality of tone, volume and punch one would expect from a professional grade banjo.

Used
Price: $3950 CAD
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Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo 5 HH Bass Burgundy, 2011

Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo 5 HH Bass Burgundy, 2011

Introduced in 2003 and still in production, the Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo 5 HH Bass features active electronics for its pair of humbucking pickups. At its core, the Bongo bass draws from the classic, proven bolt-on designs developed during the early 1950s. However, it is considerably more advanced and available in 4, 5 and 6 string versions, all with 24 frets. These are very versatile, reliable basses with a huge range.

Used
Price: $2200 CAD
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Vega Old Tyme Wonder Frailing / Clawhammer Banjo

Vega Old Tyme Wonder Frailing / Clawhammer Banjo

The Deering company of Lemon Grove California has been one of the most respected manufacturer of high-end banjos for decades. Their Vega line of open-back clawhammer banjos including the Vega Old Tyme Wonder are packed with features and priced very modestly. The latest model in the Vega banjo line is the “Old Tyme Wonder” which features a hand applied ‘Warm Brown’ stain over highly flamed maple finished with a matte lacquer.

New
Price: $1789 CAD
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Deering Golden Wreath Banjo in Walnut

Deering Golden Wreath Banjo in Walnut

The Deering Golden Wreath 5 String 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. Normally the Deering Golden Wreath is built with Mahogany, but for the last several years Deering has been custom building the Golden Wreath in Walnut for The Twelfth Fret.

New
Price: $4659 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Deering Sierra 17 Fret Tenor Banjo, 2010

❌SOLD❌  Deering Sierra 17 Fret Tenor Banjo, 2010

The Deering Sierra 17 Fret Tenor banjo is built for use primarily with Irish music, and the Tenor banjo is quite common in that genre. Delivering a bright, snappy sound with plenty of volume and cutting power, the Sierra 17 Fret Tenor fits right into any ceilidh. Built at Deering shop in Spring Valley California, this Sierra 17 Fret Tenor dates to August 2010 and is in overall good condition

Used
Price: $1100 CAD

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Deering Deluxe Mahogany Banjo, 2011

Deering Deluxe Mahogany Banjo, 2011

Now discontinued, the Deering Deluxe Mahogany 5-string banjo was one of Deering’s most popular models, with Mahogany for the resonator and neck. Towards the end of its run, Walnut was used for the neck and resonator. This Deering Deluxe Mahogany is in good overall condition was built at the Deering shop in Spring Valley California during June 2011.

Used
Price: $2100 CAD
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