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Deering Golden Wreath Banjo in Walnut


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The Deering Golden Wreath Banjo in Walnut – a 5 String banjo – is a beautiful instrument that is an accurate reproduction of the classic banjos of the 1930’s, but at a fraction of the originals cost. Normally the Deering Golden Wreath is built with Mahogany, but for the last several years Deering has been custom building the Golden Wreath in Walnut for The Twelfth Fret.

This custom build is in the spirit of reproducing pre-war banjo tones. Walnut was a very common instrument wood, and provides a warmer, thicker tone than Mahogany.

The Walnut neck is highlighted with ivoroid binding, and duplicates the feel of the originals in neck width, depth and the taper from nut to heel. Walnut gives you a warm, sweet tone that makes playing the banjo a pleasure and a joy.

The Deering Golden Wreath Banjo in Walnut two way adjustable truss rod is smooth, accurate, easy to use, and ensures superb playability without buzzing which allows players of all styles to adjust the banjos action to their own unique requirements. The glued in frets ensure perfect fretting accuracy, long term stability and ease of re-fretting.

The unplated 20-hole genuine Deering bronze tone-ring that is fitted to the 3-ply rock maple rim is an exact replica of the most sought after pot configuration of the famous 1930’s banjos. The cast one piece resonator flange is the exact zinc alloy with the same mass and design of the original; these are the key ingredients to achieve the classic sound.

The deep Walnut resonator has two concentric rings inlaid into the back. The depth of the internally tapered side walls is to the exact specifications of the originals, and gives that rich, hollow character that is so desirable; making the banjo more responsive, clearer and helps highlight the bell like harmonics that banjoists need and want.

Deering Golden Wreath Banjo Specifications:

  • 1 3/16″ wide bone nut
  • bound ebony fingerboard
  • traditional ‘Wreath’ peghead and fingerboard inlays
  • Walnut neck
  • extra deep Walnut resonator with double marquetry rings
  • 20-hole bell bronze Deering tone ring
  • 3-ply rock maple rim
  • one piece cast zinc flange


Price: $6,083.00 CAD
  • Model: Golden Wreath
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Gloss
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: Varies as New
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 23/11/2015

  • Not Consignment

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 11lbs 5kg
  • Scale Length: 26.25in 666.7mm
  • Nut Width: 1.25in 31.75mm
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