About this banjo
The Dropkick Murphys Banjo is a representation of the band with their shield crest of anchors, shamrocks, and leaves on the traditionally shaped banjo headstock.
Beautifully inlayed into the fingerboard in Italian Pearloid are the name of the band in Old English lettering, two classic shamrocks and a banner proudly supporting “Boston″ at its base. Only the highest quality of curly maple wood is used for the neck and resonator on this model. A special thing about the Dropkick Murphys Model is that it is one of the lightest professional banjos made. Its’ tone ring is made out of grenadillo wood rather than metal. This gives it a bright warm sound and most of all makes it easy to dance with on stage!
This banjo is fitted with a Kavanjo banjo pickup system which allows the banjo to be plugged in and played at screaming volumes without any feedback while still maintaining its acoustic tone.
When Jeff DaRosa, the banjo player of the band, played the very first Dropkick Murphys Deering Banjo he said, “This thing rules!! This is the best banjo I’ve ever played!″ The goal of making this available to all Dropkick Murphys fans, Deering has made a twin model in the Goodtime line with the same special art work engraved proudly on the neck. Made with a violin grade maple rim, the Goodtime models are the most affordable banjos one can get while still having a professional level of sound. This is ideal for both beginners and anyone wanting a banjo they can take anywhere. The Goodtime Dropkick model is also available in a resonator and an openback style.
Curly Maple with a Dark Walnut Stain
Natural Ebony Fingerboard
19 Nickel-Silver Frets Glued Iin For Easy Replacement
Dropkick Murphys Logo Inlay at the 9th and 10th Frets
Shamrock Inlays at the 12th fret
Boston Banner Inlay
White Bound Fingerboard & Peghead
Adjustable Truss Rod
Deering Smooth Planetary Banjo Tuners
Slender, Comfortable Deering Neck Shape
Hartford Grenadillo Tone Ring
Deering Original 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Kavanjo Banjo Pickup
11″ Frosted Top Head
Brass Notched Tension Hoop
24 Round Hooks with 1/4″ Hex Nuts
One Piece Cast Resonator Flange
5/8″ Deering Maple Ebony Bridge
Deering True Tone Tailpiece
Curly Maple Resonator with Black & White Trim and Ivoroid Binding
Slender Resonator Depth for quick response
High Gloss Finish
Includes a Deering Hardshell Case
G,D,A,E in Irish tenor tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
Comes with Deering Tenor Banjo Strings tuned in in Irish tenor tuning (G,D,A,E)
Gauges: 10 16 24w 30w
End Type: Loop
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
Rim Diameter 11″
Overall Instrument Length 38″
Weight Approx. 11.8 lbs
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