Deering Eagle II

$2,679.00 $2,195.00

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. It features the ground breaking, patent pending Twenty-Ten Tone Ring which is a completely original Deering design that is unlike any other traditional tone ring. It produces a high quality sound that is versatile for many styles of playing. Made in USA.

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SKU: 4735


Maple Stained in Greg’s Green

Natural Ebony Fingerboard

22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets

Original Eagle Engraved Inlays

Slender Deering Neck Shape

Fully Adjustable Truss Rod

Planetary Banjo Tuners

Geared 5th String Peg

Gloss Finish


Deering Patent Pending Twenty-Ten Tone Ring

Three-Ply Violin Grade Maple Rim

True Tone Deering Tailpiece

Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop

11” Top Frosted Medium Crown Head

24 Round Hooks and _” Hex Nuts

24 Bracket Shoes

Eagle 2-Piece Flange

Slender Shaped Armrest

5/8″ Maple Bridge With Ebony Top

Nickel Plated Hardware


Maple Stained Red Mahogany

White Binding

Straight Inside Resonator Sidewalls

Gloss Finish

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case


A strong mid range tone with good bass and vibrant highs, that is versatile for playing both Clawhammer and Bluegrass styles of playing.


g,D,G,B,D in standard tuning Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.


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. 10 lbs


The trust and pride Deering shares in their product gives them the confidence to grant every owner of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship

Includes: Deering Eagle II 5-string bluegrass banjo, Deering premium hardshell case, electronic chromatic clip-on tuner, a set of strings, leather strap, beginner bluegrass DVD, two fingerpicks and a thumbpick.

While the sound is uniquely Eagle, it represents a refinement in the quality of banjo tone, something that allows the player to soar to new heights. It is perfect for the player who wants a professional quality banjo that he can use for playing many styles of music. The new Eagle II Banjo was awarded as the first-place prize at the 2010 Merlefest Banjo Contest in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.

Want 5th-string railroad spike capos? We offer this as a free service when you purchase a banjo from us. Choose Yes or No when you add this banjo to your shopping cart.

What’s a 5th-string railroad spike capo? Click here to see a photo. 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.

Weight 20 lbs


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