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
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
Straight Inside Resonator Sidewalls
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.