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SOLD!!! Deering Calico Lefty 5-String Banjo Amber, 2010


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The Deering Calico Lefty 5-String Banjo is one of the absolute best, professional grade banjos available in left-handed, and this one comes with both the standard case and a flight case. It is also equipped with a Schatten pickup, Keith tuner, and five capo tacks.

This fine banjo is in very good condition with only light wear, and has been well set up and maintained. The original Deering case is included, along with a powder-blue lightweight flight case.

Here is what the maker says about the Deering Calico Lefty banjo:

“With a brighter tone than mahogany, maple provides a beautiful bass response and great highs. The Deering Calico Lefty 5-string banjo plays string to string and up the neck at a consistent clarity and excellent volume so it is easily heard amongst a band.

The Deering Calico Lefty is a premium quality, world class 5-string banjo that is appreciated for its crisp tone with great highs and distinctive bass response. The Calico is not only beautiful, but it is also exceptionally dynamic with both powerful sound and response providing an excellent tool for all styles of music. At this price point we add two features, we taper the inside of the resonator walls for added projection of tone, and we also add the feature of glued-in frets. Each fret is fitted to the fingerboard and glued in place so that in the future when the frets are worn out, they can easily be replaced without chipping the fingerboard.”

Deering Calico Lefty 5-String Banjo Specifications:



  • Curly Maple With A Honey Stain
  • Natural Ebony Fingerboard
  • Mother Of Pearl Scroll Inlays
  • Ivoroid Bound Fingerboard and Peghead
  • Multi-color Neck Purfling Trim
  • Slender Deering Neck Shape
  • 22 Nickel-Silver Frets
  • Fully Adjustable Two Way Truss Rod
  • Deering Planetary Banjo Tuners
  • Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
  • High Gloss Finish


  • Deering -06- 20 Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring
  • 11″ Deering Premium Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
  • Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
POT (cont’d):

  • 11″ Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
  • 5/8″ Deering Smile Maple/Ebony Bridge
  • 24 Round Hooks and ¼″ Hex Nuts
  • One Piece Cast Zinc Flange
  • Slender Shaped Armrest
  • Nickel Plated Hardware
  • Deering True Tone Tailpiece


  • Curly Maple
  • Coral Snake Wood Purfling Trim
  • Ivoroide Binding
  • Shallow Depth For Quick Response
  • Resonator Sides Are Specially Tapered On the Inside for Projection of Tone
  • High Gloss Finish
  • Deering Hardshell Case Included

Enjoy this clip of a Deering Calico right-hand model with the tune ‘A Minor Dance’


Price: $3,900.00 CAD
  • Model: Calico Lefty
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Translucent Amber
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 03102110G927, Dated March 2010 at Spring Valley CA
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 11/11/2021
  • Left Handed

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 11.77lbs 5.35kg
  • Scale Length: 26.25in 666.75mm
  • Nut Width: 1.305in 33.15mm
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