Deering Boston 5-String Banjo

$2,119.00 $1,645.00

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.

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About this Banjo

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. The uniquely Deering inlay pattern gives you visual beauty enhancing the great performance.

Banjo Specifications

Neck:

  • Mahogany – Now Available in Maple
  • 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
  • Slender Deering Neck Shape
  • Seed and Vine Maple & Pearloid Inlays
  • Guitar style tuners (Planetary Tuners available as an option)
  • Satin Finish

Pot:

  • Nickel Plated and Durable 3/16″ Steel Rim
  • True Tone Deering Tailpiece
  • 11″ Banjo Head
  • Beveled Tension Hoop
  • 24 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Hex Nuts
  • 24 Bracket Shoes
  • Butterfly 24-Piece Flange
  • Nickel Plated Hardware

Resonator:

  • Mahogany
  • Trimmed in White
  • Straight Sidewalls
  • Satin Finish

Tone:

  • Has the sweet sound of mahogany with less sustain than a maple or walnut banjo.
  • Crisp highs and good bass response with less overtones than many banjos.
  • Easy to play with clarity of note separation. Great for recording.

Dimensions:

  • Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″,
  • Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
  • Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
  • Overall Instrument Length 38″
  • Weight Approx. 9.6 lbs

Case:

  • Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Warranty:

  • Lifetime Warranty

Bonuses When You Order From Banjo.com

  • 5th String Railroad Spike Capos – FREE
    We can add these as a free service when you purchase a banjo from us. When you add this banjo to your cart just select that you want the capos. What is this? When you use a standard capo on your banjo fretboard, fretting strings 1 through 4, you’ll need to capo the 5th string separately. The 5th string starts at the 5th fret. If your standard capo is on the 2nd fret, you also need to capo the 5th string two frets higher, at the 7th fret. We recommend installing railroad spike capos on frets 7 and 9 (A and B). We install them on the fretboard just under the 5th string, an idea that was developed and used by Earl Scruggs himself. We use them, and so do most of the professional players we know. When you’re playing, you don’t really notice the spikes because they’re out of the way, but they’re always there when you need them. Simply slide the 5th string under the spike. When you’re done, slide it out.
  • Bluegrass or Clawhammer Starter Pack – FREE
    We can send along with your banjo a Bluegrass or Clawhammer Starter Pack for free. This includes a strap, DVD, and tuner and picks.
  • Every Banjo Tested by a Banjo Expert Before Shipping
Weight 9.6 lbs
Neck Wood

Maple, Mahogany

Orientation

Left Handed, Right Handed

Railroad Spikes

Free 5th String Railroad Spike Installation, No Thanks

FREE Starter Pack

Bluegrass Starter Pack, No Thanks

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