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❌SOLD❌ Deering Tenbrooks Saratoga Star Banjo, 2006


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The Deering Tenbrooks Saratoga Star is one of the finest banjos in the Deering production line, combining the Tenbrooks hardware with highly figured Maple neck and resonator.

Here we’re looking at a Deering Tenbrooks Saratoga Star, built during 2006 and recently set up with a new nut at The Twelfth Fret Repair Shop. These banjos currently retail new for just under $9,800 US dollars. This example is in overall good condition.

Sold with its original Deering branded hard shell case.

Our original posting on the Deering Tenbrooks Saratoga Star can be seen here.

Here is what the builder has to say about the Deering Tenbrooks Saratoga Star:

“Crisp Maple with a brilliant full bodied tone, deep bass, brilliant highs, The Saratoga Star is one of the most elegantly beautiful modern banjos to enter the musical arena of classic instruments.

Greg Deering personally designed the inlays with an Art Nouveau style in mind. Reminiscent of the Victorian Era, this high grade maple banjo stands out as a top of the line professional instrument, at home on the concert stages throughout the world.

It is played by world renowned banjoists like Bela Fleck, 2007 IBMA Banjo Player of the Year – Tony Trischka, Joe Bonsal of the Oak Ridge Boys, and Ned Luberecki.

From Bluegrass to Country, Rock to Classical, this is one of the ultimate banjos made today. Crafted with the precision of every Tenbrooks banjo out of highly figured violin grade maple for the ultimate tonal power and sparkle.

It is so alive with sound that you can feel the vibrations through the back of the banjo as you play. The sound carries clearly greater distances than other banjos.

This banjo is for the dedicated musician who appreciates versatility in communicating with the audience through music. “

Deering Tenbrooks Saratoga Star Banjo Specifications:


  • custom Tenbrooks tone ring designed by Jens Krüger and the Swiss Rüetschi Bell Foundry
  • custom Greg Deering designed inlays
  • custom fully adjustable tailpiece cast with tone specific alloy
  • redesigned tuning ultra precision tuning pegs
  • custom light one-piece Zinc flange
  • custom streamlined armrest
  • traditional soft-V neck profile
  • traditional Paramount peghead profile
  • curly maple neck
  • deep maple resonator with tapered side walls
  • 3-ply rock maple rim

Price: $6,500.00 CAD
  • Model: Tenbrooks Saratoga Star
  • Year: 2006
  • Finish Gloss Dark Stain
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 031406 0158, built during March 2006
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 04/01/2022

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 11.55lbs 5.16kg
  • Scale Length: 26.25in 666.75mm
  • Nut Width: 1.309in 33.27mm
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