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In 1975, Greg and Janet Deering founded the Deering Banjo Company in scenic Spring Valley, California. Their mission, “to champion the banjo and inspire freedom of creativity around the globe by supplying the best quality, American-made banjos available to players of all abilities.” Banjos made by Deering are 100% American-made in their California facility by crafters with decades of experience.

Not only was Banjo.com Deering’s first master dealer, we were also named #1 Deering Dealer Worldwide in 2020. We are proud to bring quality American-made instruments to banjo players at all levels. Best-selling Deering banjos include the Deering Sierra, Deering Eagle 2, and Deering Boston 6-String. We can work with you to customize a Deering banjo if you want something slightly different than a stock model.

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$1,119.00 $999.00

The Goodtime Special Plectrum banjo features a steel tone ring and a resonator. These features give this banjo a bright, crisp, tone that are great for cutting through when playing acoustically with a traditional jazz band.

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$2,399.00 $2,159.00

Uniquely Deering, The Boston banjo breaks with tradition and provides a professional quality sound at a lower price point by creating the drum from 3/16″ rolled steel which rings like a tone ring and upgrading the accuracy of tuning with guitar style tuners with a higher gear ratio.

Made in USA
$2,159.00

For Traditional Jazz, or for guitar players, the Boston Plectrum is an easy instrument to play with a lighter weight than the higher end banjos, it's durable and has a good tone.

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$2,399.00 $2,159.00

A great recording tenor banjo with resonator for sound projection, the Boston 19 fret tenor works for dixieland jazz, traditional jazz, or any style you like to play.

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$2,399.00 $2,159.00

A great recording tenor banjo with resonator for sound projection, the Boston 17-fret tenor works for Irish, traditional jazz, or any style you like to play.

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$2,559.00 $2,299.00

Deering's newest professional grade openback 5-string banjo. The Eagle II™ banjo is a whole new breed of banjo. It features the ground breaking, patent pending Twenty-Ten™ Tone Ring which is a completely original Deering design that gives the banjo an extremely clear tone.

Made in USA
$2,319.00

Our most popular and affordable professional grade banjo now available as an openback. Greg Deering knows what it feels like to want a professional banjo and not be able to afford it, so this has become the flagship of our line.

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$2,599.00 $2,339.00

The Boston 6 String banjo is tuned like a guitar so guitar players can instantly start playing this type of banjo. It has big resonant bass notes that you don't find on a 5-string banjo, and also crisp highs for that beautiful banjo tone.

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$2,400.00$2,699.00

The Deering Sierra banjo, while being our least expensive completely professional banjo, is truly the flagship of our entire line!

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$2,449.00

Tuned in an E Chord, The Boston Long Neck is easier to sing with for deep voices. Made popular by Pete Seeger and the Kingston Trio the Long Neck banjo has a greater range for all styles of music.

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$2,799.00 $2,499.00

The bluegrass inspired White Lotus banjo, named for its lotus flower inspired inlay pattern, is centered around the patent pending white oak rim. Ushering in a new era in playing comfort and sound for today’s banjo player.

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$2,599.00$2,899.00

The Eagle II, popularized by Mumford & Son's Winston Marshall, is Deering's most-affordable, professional-grade resonator 5-string banjo. The Eagle II banjo is a whole new breed of banjo.

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$2,599.00$2,899.00

The Eagle II, popularized by Mumford & Son's Winston Marshall, is Deering's most-affordable, professional-grade resonator 5-string banjo. Comes in a solid black finish.

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$2,899.00 $2,599.00

Featuring the patented Twenty-Ten tone ring, this plectrum banjo rings clearly and brightly - yet never harshly. Played by Scotty Morris of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

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$2,699.00

Irish Tenor banjos have the shorter 17 fret neck for a brighter, snappier sound. The Sierra 17-fret tenor has our professional -06- bronze tone ring and you get all the most important features that affect the tone and playability at an economical price.

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$2,999.00 $2,699.00

Our most popular professional grade banjo for almost 30 years. We are proud to manufacture the Sierra as affordably as possible and still retain all of the high end features that affect the tone and playability.

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$2,999.00 $2,699.00

"The Sierra is truly a professional masterpiece of both sound and art at a price that is within your reach." - Greg Deering

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$2,999.00 $2,699.00

Our top selling 6-string banjo - now as an acoustic/ electric model. Taylor Swift uses this banjo on her Grammy award winning song "Mean".

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$2,699.00

All of the features that make the Deering Sierra our most popular series packed into a plectrum banjo.

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$3,259.00 $2,939.00

Our newest and most affordable professional grade resonator 5-string banjo. The Eagle II banjo is a whole new breed of banjo.

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$2,949.00

Finally! A banjo that can be played at any volume. The new Sierra Acoustic/Electric banjo features the factory installed Kavanjo banjo head pickup system.

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$3,149.00

The Phoenix 6 String banjo has a beautiful organic tone that results in warm and well-rounded full notes. When amplified, these characteristics are enhanced by a combination of brilliant highs via the piezo pickup and warm mid range from the Kavanjo®.

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Made in USA
$3,659.00 $3,229.00

One of Deering's oldest and most popular models, this banjo brings the power, easy playability and maintenance together in a beautiful, historically important banjo that is just as much at home on the front porch as it is on the road.

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$3,699.00 $3,329.00

The Rustic Wreath is a stunning and affordable walnut stained maple banjo that honors the heritage of the instrument while taking on a sleek, minimalist feel.

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$3,469.00

Perfect for guitar players, this banjo is tuned like a guitar (E,A,D,G,B,E) the D-6 is a professional banjo that is heavier than the B-6 with the full rim and tone ring design of a bluegrass banjo.

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$4,139.00

The Winston Marshall Signature Model by Deering is, in his own words, the ultimate touring banjo. Every detail of this banjo has a purpose. Some are by necessity - features that he has adopted over the last eight years of playing Deering Eagle II banjos on some of the biggest stages on the planet.

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$4,299.00

For guitar players, the top of the line is the MB-6. Now you can play banjo with the same chords and fingering you already know. It's great for those songs that would sound better if played on a banjo.

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$4,799.00 $4,319.00

This is the exact same banjo as the Deering Clawgrass banjo but is made with less expensive aesthetic materials (no gold plating and engraving, etc.). The tone and playability is exactly the same. Mark Johnson currently uses this banjo as his banjo when he travels.

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$4,899.00 $4,409.00

The Deering Maple Blossom is made from eastern violin grade curly maple, stained with a dark walnut stain, and adorned with flower mother of pearl inlays.

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$4,409.00

The Maple Blossom tenor banjo is a professional grade 19-fret tenor banjo made of maple with quick response from the shallower air chamber, bright highs, and good bass response that is fast and easy to play!

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$4,899.00 $4,409.00

A melodic banjo played with a pick, for a bright crisp tone, the Maple Blossom Plectrum banjo is enjoyed in all styles of music.It provides a bright crisp tone with good bass response and easy fingering with a comfortable neck.

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$4,499.00$4,849.00

The Deering John Hartford banjo is a tribute banjo to a folk, bluegrass, and country legend. The John Hartford banjo features a big round tone that is full bodied with great bass and sweet highs.

Made in USA
$4,679.00

The Golden Wreath is a traditional design of the classic banjos made in the 1930's. A mahogany prewar style bluegrass banjo with that J.D. Crowe sound, the Golden Wreath is a banjo made of higher quality materials and workmanship.

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$5,249.00 $4,699.00

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.

Made in USA
$4,729.00

You get two full scales on the 24 Fret John Hartford Banjo and the added length of the neck moves the bridge to the center of the head giving a more rounded full bodied tone!

Made in USA
$4,769.00

Capture the sound of the “Duke of Drive”, Terry Baucom! Designed with Terry's hard driving bluegrass style in mind, this incredible American Walnut banjo features a light weight bell bronze 20 hole Deering tone ring.

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$4,859.00

A premium quality world class 5-string banjo that is appreciated for its crisp tone with great highs and distinctive bass response. The Calico is not only beautiful, but it is also exceptionally dynamic with both powerful sound and response providing an excellent tool for all styles of music.

Made in USA
$4,859.00

A premium quality, world class plectrum banjo that is appreciated for its crisp tone with great highs and distinctive bass response.

Made in USA
$4,859.00

A premium quality, world class tenor banjo that is appreciated for its crisp tone with great highs and distinctive bass response. The beautiful highs and powerful well rounded bass is the result of intense study of alloys and shapes resulting in superb sound.

Made in USA
$5,099.00$5,399.00

Made of mahogany, the Legacy delivers a sweet, warm sound with an uninhibited musicality that effortlessly reaches the audience with a pure and balanced tone, amazingly pleasing to the ear and heralding a whole new musical realm for the world of banjo.

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Made in USA
$5,799.00 $5,219.00

“I knew I wanted a radiused fingerboard. Having tried Noam Pikelny’s banjo with 24 frets (an extra two frets coming out over the fingerboard), I requested the same. I had always desired a resonator made of quilted maple... .” - Tony Trischka

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$5,999.00 $5,399.00

The new Julia Belle low banjo is a unique collaboration between Deering and banjo icon, Alison Brown. The 24-fret low tuned banjo features John Hartford’s hand drawn artwork on the fingerboard as well as design aesthetics and features customized by Alison herself.

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$5,899.00$6,199.00

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.

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$6,299.00

Beautiful exotic walnut with abalone & ivoroid trim, The G.D.L. (Greg Deering Limited) banjo carries Greg's namesake because he really enjoys the understated elegance of this model.

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$7,469.00$7,769.00

The Legacy is a wonderful professional level banjo that is a racehorse for the performing musician and dedicated banjo enthusiast, an effortless and instantly versatile tool for boundless musical creativity.

Made in USA
$8,229.00

Top of the line, prewar style with 24 Karat Gold Deering inlay in the peghead, the Golden Classic is the ultimate compliment to traditional players who prefer the feel of older necks.

Made in USA
$8,279.00$8,579.00

The Saratoga Star is one of the most elegantly beautiful modern banjos to enter the musical arena of classic instruments. With Kruger Bronze Tone Ring.

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$9,348.00 $8,499.00

The John McEuen Signature model banjo is made of beautiful curly maple stained a golden honey and trimmed in ivoroid and Coral Snake purfling.

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$8,699.00

A maple prewar style tenor banjo, the Golden Classic 19-Fret tenor banjo is a banjo made of higher quality materials and workmanship.

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$10,999.00$13,049.00

The Deering Ivanhoe is part of Deering's Private Collection. We reserve the most highly figured walnut for the neck and rare pieces of exotic burl walnut veneer for the resonator.

Made in USA
$11,699.00

An open back banjo with a deeper 4" rim, the depth of a minstrel banjo, is what story teller and Grammy award-winner, David Holt has been playing since 1988.

Made in USA
$12,329.00

The Jens Kruger model has significant resonance and clarity, elevating it to the caliber of orchestral instruments. The Jens Kruger banjo is designed to unlock the creativity for the dedicated musician.

Made in USA
$14,399.00

An openback with punch! For modern clawhammer style players who enjoy jamming in any style of music this powerful openback banjo can hold it's own with a loud, clear bell like tone normally only found in resonator banjos.

Made in USA
$14,399.00

Tree of Life banjo is Greg Deering's modern interpretation of the old S.S. Stewart Tree of Life inlay pattern extended and embellished on the peghead to create a uniquely Deering look.

Made in USA
$14,399.00

The Jens Kruger model has significant resonance and clarity, elevating it to the caliber of orchestral instruments. The Jens Kruger banjo is designed to unlock the creativity for the dedicated musician.

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Made in USA
$16,999.00 $15,299.00

“I knew I wanted a radiused fingerboard. Having tried Noam Pikelny’s banjo with 24 frets (an extra two frets coming out over the fingerboard), I requested the same. I had always desired a resonator made of quilted maple… .” – Tony Trischka

Made in USA
$18,999.00

An Heirloom Banjo - The Texas Banjo commemorates the 150th year anniversary of Texas' independence from Mexico. Only 151 Texas banjos will be made, each with a serial number representing one of the years between 1836 and 1986.

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Made in USA
$32,199.00 $29,999.00

The Deering Gabriella is the ultimate combination of luxurious beauty and incredible sound - the sparkle of the mother of pearl fingerboard is breath-taking like opening a box of jewels when you open the case and the tone of the Gabriella is outstanding. The Gabriella is the very top of the Deering line.

Made in USA
$59,999.00

The Deering Banjosaurus is a longneck banjo custom made for George Grove of the Kingston Trio. The Deering Banjosaurus inlay features a colorful mural of the dinosaur age made from many different soapstones and mother-of-pearl.


Quick Deering history

In 1975, Greg and Janet Deering founded the Deering Banjo Company in scenic Spring Valley, California. Their mission, "to champion the banjo and inspire freedom of creativity around the globe by supplying the best quality, American-made banjos available to players of all abilities." Banjos made by Deering are 100% American made at their family-run California facility by crafters with decades of experience.
 
Greg bought his first banjo at age 13 and by age 19 he had built his first banjo. He learned woodworking from his father who enjoyed building model airplanes. Banjos became a lifelong passion for Greg that exists to this day. 
 

The Goodtime Series, a banjo for beginners, made by Deering

In 1997 Deering launched a line of banjos for beginner players. What separated these banjos from other beginner focused models on the market was these banjos were not cheaply made. In fact, don’t let the beginner classification mislead you. Professionals have used this Goodtime banjos to record – they sound amazing! The Goodtime banjos are made in the same facility by the same crafters with the same 3-ply maple rim used in their high-end banjos. They are built to last and include a 6-year warranty. They’re easily the best option for a beginner player on a budget. 

 

Deering proudly produces Vega banjos

In 1989 Deering purchased the Vega brand and began making new Vega banjos at their shop in Spring Valley, California. Combining the heritage and traditional aesthetic of early 20th century banjos with Deering’s modern banjo making ingenuity, this is a unique line of instruments that is worth a close look. The Vega Old Tyme Wonder is a very popular openback model enjoyed by beginners and more advanced players.

 

Top-selling Deering Openback models

The Deering Eagle 2 Openback arrived in 2009 with the creation of the Twenty-Ten ™ tone ring, a Deering design that gives the banjo an extremely clear tone. It’s available in both right and left-handed orientations. Constructed from maple and stained dark red mahogany, this banjo looks every bit as good as it sounds. Perfect for clawhammer!
 
The best-selling Deering model is the Sierra and it’s available as an openback. It’s quite different from the Eagle 2 with its -06- 20 Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring and mahogany wood construction. You can actually order a custom Sierra openback in maple or walnut at no additional cost. The Sierra is known for its bright, crisp tone and good note separation.

 

Top-selling Deering Resonator models

Again, the Deering Eagle 2 and Sierra models top this list so we’ll cover a couple more popular Deering resonator models.
 
The Deering Boston 6-String is popular with guitar players who want to achieve a banjo sound with having to learn to play 5-string. Keith Urban attributed to this model’s popularity and can be heard on the songs “Someone Like You” and his Grammy award winning “Sweet Thing.”
 
Banjo.com owner, Barry Waldrep, partnered with Deering to design the Deering Rustic Wreath. The dark walnut stained maple neck and resonator give this banjo a minimalistic sleek look, but the banjo maintains classic elements and styling seen in the more traditional looking Golden Wreath
 
Another shop favorite is the Deering Calico. The curly maple resonator and neck and high gloss finish are gorgeous. Pictures can hardly capture how beautiful this banjo is. In addition to its striking appearance, this banjo packs a powerful sound. Featuring the Deering -06- Bell Bronze Tone Ring, the banjo is known for its beautiful highs and powerful well-rounded bass. 

 

Buy with confidence, lowest prices on Deering banjos guaranteed

There’s a reason Deering is the biggest banjo maker in the world. Each banjo from the inexpensive Goodtime Openback to the intricately styled Deering Clawgrass is made by hand by experienced crafters. Deering and Vega banjos include a lifetime warranty granted to the owner. The Goodtime banjos are warrantied for 6-years, but we’ve known them to be in mint condition beyond 10 years. 
 
We’ve been selling Deering banjos since 2003. Deering owners consistently tell us how blown away they are by the sound and quality construction of their banjos. You won’t be disappointed with a Deering banjo.
 
During a time when many American consumers want cheaper goods manufactured abroad, it feels good to sell something that’s been 100% made in America. We know it costs more, but the end result is noticeable higher quality. We are grateful to our customers for supporting the American economy.

 

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