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❌SOLD❌ Deering Boston 5-String Banjo, 2007

❌SOLD❌ Deering Boston 5-String Banjo, 2007

The Deering Boston 5-String Banjo was one of Deering’s earlier original designs and aimed to deliver the tonal effects of a quality heavy wood rim and tone ring at a significantly lower price. To do this, Deering uses a rolled steel rim with a mass equivalent to the traditional components. As well, traditional Banjo style planetary tuners have been replaced with standard guitar-type tuners.

Used
Price: $1,200.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌National Model 1008 Console 8 String Steel White, 1961

❌SOLD❌National Model 1008 Console 8 String Steel White, 1961

From the early 1930s until the rise of Rock ‘n Roll, steel guitars like this National Model 1008 Console 8 were very popular, and for novice players, often their first instrument. In fact, the very first production electric guitars were Electric Hawaiian steel models, and the first of those was almost certainly the 1932 Ro-Pat-In Steel. Ro-Pat-In quickly improved their name to ‘Rickenbacher’ and soon also introduced the very rare 1935 ‘Ken Roberts’ guitar, arguably the first production Electric Spanish style guitar. Rickenbacker at this time was also building metal parts for both National and DoBro.

Vintage
Price: $650.00 CAD

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Deering White Lotus 5 String Banjo White Oak

Deering White Lotus 5 String Banjo White Oak

The Deering White Lotus 5-String Banjo by Deering is a resonator back model with no exotic woods, just White Oak and Maple. The bluegrass inspired White Lotus banjo, named for its lotus flower inspired inlay pattern, is centered around the patented white oak rim. Notably lacking a traditional heavy tone ring, the natural white oak rim closely recreates a bright, crisp bluegrass punch, ushering in a new era in playing comfort and sound for today’s banjo player.

New
Price: $3,379.00 CAD
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Vega White Oak Open Back Banjo by Deering

Vega White Oak Open Back Banjo by Deering

Here’s a new item – the Vega White Oak 12 Inch Open Back Banjo by Deering, also available in 11 inch.. This is a lightweight open back model with no exotic woods, just Oak and Maple.

New
Price: $2,690.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Mastertone RB 250 5 String Banjo Walnut, 1975

❌SOLD❌  Gibson Mastertone RB 250 5 String Banjo Walnut, 1975

Introduced in 1954 and offered until the devastating Nashville floods of 2010, the Gibson Mastertone RB 250 was the workhorse banjo for countless serious players. The RB-250 was the entry into the Mastertone line with any of the variations on that flat head tone ring and rim system. Here we have a Gibson Mastertone RB 250 built during 1975, with a Mahogany resonator and neck and walnut-stain finish.

Vintage
Price: $2,450.00 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!”.

New
Price: $3,639.00 CAD
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