Deering Golden Classic 19 Fret Tenor


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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About this Banjo

A maple prewar style tenor banjo, the Golden Classic 19-Fret tenor banjo is a banjo made of higher quality materials and workmanship. The Deering -06- Bronze Tone Ring enhances the resonance and creates a maple tenor banjo with all the power and punch needed for stage performance.

The Golden Classic is a traditional design of the classic banjos made in the 1930’s. The Golden Classic features a fuller maple neck and a deeper resonator with high gloss finish, a genuine polished bell bronze Deering-06- 20-hole tone ring, the hard, dense, colorful, exotic, and, naturally beautiful ebony fingerboard and peghead with traditional mother of pearl inlays.

Banjo Specifications


  • Fancy Curly Maple with Cremona Sunburst Stain
  • White Bound Peghead
  • 24k Gold “Deering” Inlay
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Hearts & Flowers Mother of Pearl Inlays
  • Bone Nut
  • Traditional Fuller Neck Shape
  • White binding with black/white trim along the fingerboard
  • Gold Plated Planetary Banjo Tuners


  • Specially Machined Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
  • Genuine Deering -06- 20 Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring
  • Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
  • 24 Round Hooks with ¼″ Hex Nuts
  • 11″ Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
  • A Traditional Zinc Flange
  • All Hardware has 24 Karat Gold Plating
  • Special Parts feature Vintage Engraving and Frosted Accents


  • Curly Maple with Cremona Sunburst Stained
  • Deeper Resonator Sound Chamber
  • The Resonator Sides are Specially Tapered on the Inside for Projection of Tone
  • White Binding with Black/White Trim
  • High Gloss Finish


  • Includes a Deering Hardshell Case


  • The Golden Series banjos have a larger air chamber than the other Deering models which gives the banjos a more resonant hollow sound with deeper bass response. With longer sustain than mahogany, maple provides a beautiful bass response and great highs.
  • The banjo plays string to string and up the neck at a consistent clarity and volume.


  • C,G,D,A in standard tenor tuning
  • Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.


  • Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
  • Instrument Weight 11 lbs


  • The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.


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