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Deering Maple Sierra

Finally, an all American Bluegrass maple-wood banjo at under $2000 !

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Deering Deluxe Banjo

Deering Deluxe Banjo

Deering has upgraded the professional workhorse Deering Deluxe banjo with a new “vintage” style inlay package.

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Deering Goodtime Special Banjo

We got our first 2010 Deering Goodtime Special Banjo in June of this year and were absolutely floored at the tone and volume of this new model. Greg Deering has applied his tooling expertise to developing a lower priced steel tone ring to adapt to the new 3 ply red maple Goodtime rim.

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Vega Tu-ba-phone No.9 Tenor Banjo 1928 (Consignment) SOLD

around 1909.   The Tu-ba-phone tone ring has a square crossection with holes perforated on its inner surface and is considered to this day,  one of the finest tone rings for both tenor and 5-string frailing banjos!   This particular tenor is a No. 9 model with intricately engraved mother-of-pearl inlays and a highly detailed neck-heel carving!  These Tu-ba-phone No. 9 banjos are not only sought after as tenors,  but are highly valued as potential conversions to 5-string claw-hammer instruments!

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