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❌SOLD❌ Deering Golden Era Custom 5-String Banjo Sunburst, 2016


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This Deering Golden Era Custom 5-String Banjo is based closely on the standard 2016 Golden Era, but with a radiused fingerboard for easier chording.

Built during 2016 at the Deering plant in Spring Valley California, this Deering Golden Era Custom 5-string banjo is in very good, clean condition with only the slightest wear. Based on the classic banjo designs of the 1930’s, these are great instruments with all the quality of tone, volume and punch one would expect from a professional grade banjo.

Constructed with a ‘Golden Era’ Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim with a Deering -06- 20 Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring and paired with a Curly Maple neck with bound Ebony fingerboard and finished with a Curly Maple resonator, this is an impressive and very well made banjo.

The original Deering hard shell case is included.

Here is the builder describing the Deering Golden Era Custom 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. “


Price: $3,950.00 CAD
  • Model: Golden Era Custom
  • Year: 2016
  • Finish Gloss Sunburst
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 12130916x382
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 17/06/2019

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 11.44lbs 5.2kg
  • Scale Length: 26.25in 666.7mm
  • Nut Width: 1.25in 31.75mm
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