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The Deering Calico Banjo

The Deering Calico Banjo

The Deering Calico Banjo is possibly THE most beautiful banjo in the entire Deering lineup. With an elegantly simple inlay package, Deering lets the AAA flame maple and amber shaded finish do all the talking. Nicely dressed up, but not over dressed !

Price: $4789 CAD
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SOLD! Williams and Son Echo Style 15 Open Back Banjo, 1895

SOLD!  Williams and Son Echo Style 15 Open Back Banjo, 1895

Just in time for Canada Day, here’s an 1895  R S Williams and Son Echo Style 15 Open Back Banjo strung with nylon, built in Oshawa, Ontario.  To the Depression era, R S Williams was a prominent manufacturer of instruments, including pianos, guitars, banjos, mandolins and violins.

Price: $669 CAD

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Stelling Whitestar 5-String Banjo, 1983

Stelling Whitestar 5-String Banjo, 1983

This example of the Stelling Whitestar dates to 1983, with dark stained Maple for the neck and resonator and Indian Rosewood for the fingerboard. Overall it is in quite good condition, with five capo tacks installed.  The scale length is 26 inches or 660.4mm and the nut width 1.26 inches or 32mm. The finish is gloss.

Price: $2650 CAD
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SOLD! Deering Long Neck Deluxe Open Back Banjo, 1988

SOLD!  Deering Long Neck Deluxe Open Back Banjo, 1988

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.

Price: $1350 CAD

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Deering Sierra Model 5 string banjo

Deering Sierra Model 5 string banjo

Greg Deering says about the Deering Sierra Model 5 string banjo: “No one can buy a better banjo…they could buy a fancier one, but not a better one! ”

Built with the same Deering -06- 20 Hole Bronze Tone Ring, three ply maple rim and one piece, cast, zinc resonator flange that are built into our top of the line banjos like the Calico, GDL and Ivanhoe, the Sierra is “A masterpiece of playability!”.

Price: $2749 CAD
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SOLD!!! Stelling Sunflower 5-String Banjo, 2013

SOLD!!! Stelling Sunflower 5-String Banjo, 2013

The Stelling Sunflower was created by slightly modifying and adding to the Bellflower inlay pattern, and making the neck and resonator out of curly maple instead of walnut. Built during 2013 at the Stelling shop in Afton, Virginia, this example is in excellent condition.

Price: $4100.00 CAD

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