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❌SOLD❌ Deering Golden Era 5-String Banjo, 2004


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The Deering Golden Era 5-String Banjo draws from the heritage of traditional bluegrass banjos, and delivers the tone and look of the classic instruments.

Built during 2004 at the Deering shop in Spring Valley, California, this Golden Era is in good condition and has been cleaned and set up at The Twelfth Fret by Anne Hartman. We’ve replaced the head and installed a Presto tailpiece. The dark stain shaded finish really sets off the flame Maple used for the resonator and neck.

A hard shell case is included.  

Here’s what the maker says about the Deering Golden Era 5-String banjo:

“A maple, prewar style bluegrass banjo made like the classic banjos of the 1930’s with the same materials and the same weight, design and features, the Golden Era is one of our most popular banjos for traditional bluegrass bands.

If you’re looking for that classic bluegrass banjo tone and look – this is the banjo for you. Adorned with a traditional hearts & flowers inlay pattern, this banjo has the appearance and feel of the prized banjos from the 1930’s.

It is designed to produce the most sought-after sound, a sound previously only achieved by five-string banjos of the pre-war era. This beautiful banjo has a Genuine Deering -06- 20-hole bell bronze tone ring. The drum assembly and neck shape are designed for the traditional crisp and strong bass notes as well as the distinct clear high tones of the cherished bluegrass sound. “

Check out the video, which features JigJam performing Irish tune “The Mermaid”, with a Deering Golden Era in play.   


Price: $2,350.00 CAD
  • Model: Golden Era 5-String
  • Year: 2004
  • Finish Sunburst
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 0610504E159
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 26/11/2018

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 11lbs 5kg
  • Scale Length: 26.25in 666.75mm
  • Nut Width: 1.25in 31.74mm
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