About this banjo
The John McEuen Signature model banjo is made of beautiful curly maple stained a golden honey and trimmed in ivoroid and Coral Snake purfling. White binding encircles the peghead where John McEuen’s name is set into the artfully designed floral pattern that gracefully adorns the peghead and ebony fingerboard. D-Tuners are installed on the 2nd and 3rd Strings. It has a unique look of 24 karat gold and chrome metal parts, accented with premium engraving on the tone ring, armrest and tailpiece. This exquisite banjo has a gold plated Deering -06- tone ring and a slightly deeper resonator for the precise sound John wanted.
- Curly Maple With A Honey Stain
- Natural Ebony Fingerboard
- 22 Glued In Nickel Silver Frets
- Unique Inlays
- Ivoroid Bound Fingerboard
- Coral Snake Wood Purfling
- Adjustable Truss Rod
- Planetary Tuners
- D Tuners on 2nd and 3rd Strings
- Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
- Bound Neck and Peghead
- Slender and Comfortable Deering Neck Shape
- High Gloss Finish
- Gold Plated & Engraved Deering -06- Bell Bronze Tone Ring
- Deering Premium Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
- Gold Plated Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
- 11″ Top Frosted Medium Crown Head
- 24 Chrome Plated Round Hooks with ¼″ Hex Nuts
- Gold Plated One Piece Nickel Plated Zinc Flange
- 5/8″ Deering Maple/Ebony Bridge
- Gold Plated Deering True Tone Tailpiece
- Satin Finish
- Curly Maple
- Coral Snake Wood Purfling
- Ivoroid Binding
- Tenbrooks Banjo Resonator Depth
- Resonator Sides Are Specially Tapered On the Inside for Projection of Tone
- High Gloss Finish
With a brighter tone 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 excellent volume so it is easily heard amongst a band.
- 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
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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.