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Deering Golden Era 5-String Banjo, 2013

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Here we have a Deering Golden Era Banjo dating to 2013 in very clean condition with very little wear of any kind, and with a nicely padded strap attached!  We have carried the Golden Era for many years and you can read our original posting here

More From The Builder on The Deering Golden Era 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. “

Deering Golden Era Banjo with Herb Pedersen


Deering Golden Era Banjo Specifications:

  • Neck: Curly Maple
  • Finish: Cremona Sunburst Stain
  • Neck Profile: Traditional Fuller Neck Shape
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Inlays: Hearts & Flowers Mother of Pearl Inlays
  • Neck Binding: Trimmed with White/Black/White Binding
  • Nut: Bone Nut
  • Frets: 22 Glued in Nickel Silver Frets
  • 5th String nut: Traditional 5th-String Nut
  • Tuners: Deering Planetary Tuners
  • 5th Peg: Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
  • Pot: Polished Deering -06- 20 Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring
  • Rim: Golden Era Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
  • Flange: Nickel Plated Traditional Style Zinc Flange
  • Head: 11″ Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
  • Hardware: Nickel Plated Hardware
  • Tailpiece: Deering Truetone Tailpiece
  • Coordinator Rods: Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
  • Resonator: Deep resonator of Curly Maple, Specially Tapered on the Inside for Projection of Tone
  • Material: Curly Maple with Cremona Sunburst Stained Resonator
  • Binding: White Binding with Black/White Trim
  • Resonator Finish: High Gloss Finish
  • Neck Width: Nut 1 1/4″
  • Scale Length: Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
  • Resonator diameter: 13 7/8″
  • Overall Instrument Length: 38″
  • Weight: Approx. 11 lbs
  • Case: Deering Hardshell Case

Price: $3,850.00 CAD
  • Model: Golden Era
  • Year: 2013
  • Finish Gloss Sunburst
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 09126413T410, dating to September 2013 at Spring Valley, CA
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 14/10/2021

  • Consignment Item

  • Instrument Weight: 11.9lbs 5.4kg
  • Scale Length: 666.7mm 26.25in
  • Nut Width: 32.53mm 1.280in
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