About this banjo
Beautiful exotic walnut with abalone & ivoroid trim, The G.D.L. (Greg Deering Limited) banjo carries Greg’s namesake because he really enjoys the understated elegance of this model. Combining the beauty of the tone of walnut with the aesthetic elegance of the hand set abalone trim along the edges of the fingerboard and resonator sides, this banjo is more affordable while featuring the artistry and sparkle that is as beautiful as its tone. California grown English Walnut gives you the blend of crisp clear tone with a beautiful touch of sweetness.
The precise hand work that goes into our upperline banjos is something rarely found in today’s fast paced world. It’s an investment you’ll be glad you made every time you play it. English Walnut provides a very bright, yet sweet sounding powerful professional banjo that has instant response and clear bell tone.
« English Walnut Neck
« Intricate Inlays of Abalone and Pearl
« Triple Bound Peghead
« Hand Set Abalone Shell Trim with Ivoroid Binding
« High Grade Ebony Fingerboard
« Slender Deering Neck Shape
« Bone Nut
« 22 Glued In Nickel Silver Frets
« Adjustable Truss Rod
« Deering Planetary Banjo Tuners
« Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
« High Gloss Finish
« Deering -06- 20 Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring
« Deering Premium Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
« Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
« 11_ Top Frosted Medium Crown Head
« 5/8_ Maple/Ebony Signature Bridge
« Deering True Tone Tailpiece
« Nickel Plated Zinc Flange and Hardware
« Rare & Exotic Burl Walnut
« Hand Set Abalone Shell trim with Ivoroid Binding
« High Gloss Finish
« The Resonator Sides are Specially Tapered on the Inside for Projection of Tone
English Walnut provides a very bright yet sweet sounding powerful professional banjo with instant response and clear bell tone.
« 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. 11 lbs
Includes a Deering Hardshell Case
Listen to a Greg Deering Limited
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Also know as the 5th string capo, we recommend installing spikes on the 7th & 9th frets. This is a free service we include for all 5-string banjo purchases. Click to read more.
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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.
Barry Waldrep –
The GDL is made of Walnut and had abalone trim and has always been a favorite of mine as I played one on the road for years. An elaborate banjo that is not so flashy that it stands out. A very tasteful instrument.