About this Banjo
An Heirloom Banjo – The Deering Texas 5-String Banjo commemorates the 150th year anniversary of Texas’ independence from Mexico. Only 151 Texas banjos will be made, each with a serial number representing one of the years between 1836 and 1986. You can choose, from remaining numbers, a year that has meaning in your life for your distinctive number. The Texas banjo is designed and marketed by Tony Ullrich of Houston.
We hand craft it in our Custom Shop – a one of a kind treasure, 24-Karat gold plated. It’s an investment in your musical heritage that can enjoyed and passed along. It can carry the love of music and heritage of Texas to inspire new generations.
Top Grade English Walnut Neck
Hand Engraved Texas Mother of Pearl Inlays
Slender Deering Neck Shape
High Grade Ebony Fingerboard
22 Glued In Nickel-Silver Frets
Adjustable Truss Rod
Hand set Abalone Trim Along the Ivoroid Binding
Beautifully Hand-Carved Heel of American and Texas Flags
The Texas State Flower, a Blue Bonnet is Inlaid On the Heel
Deering Planetary Banjo Tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
High Gloss Finish
Deering -06- 20 Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring
Highest Violin Grade curly 3-ply Maple Rim
Deering Brass Notched Engraved Tension Hoop
11″ Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
5/8″ Maple/Ebony Bridge
24 round hooks and ¼″ Hex Nuts
Zinc Flange Engraved and Gold Plated
Deering True Tone Tailpiece
Spur & Saddle Hand-Engraving
24-Karat Gold Plating on All Hardware
Curly Walnut Resonator
State of Texas inlayed in the back with
“Texas” Branded with a branding iron across the State
The names of famous Texans Inlaid and Raised and Carved along the Outside of the Resonator Sides: Austin, Houston, Bowie, and Crocket, Fannin, Lamar, Milam, Travis – Raised and Carved along the outside of the Resonator Sides
Ivoroid Binding with Hand-set Abalone Shell Trim
Inside of the Resonator is Specially Tapered for Projection of Tone
High Gloss Finish
Includes a Deering Hardshell Banjo Case
The Texas has a smaller air chamber than the Golden Era or the Tenbrooks banjos which gives it a very responsive poppy sound with excellent note separation. Made of Walnut, the Texas banjo has the bright sound of maple combined with the sweet tone of mahogany. It is the best of both worlds. The banjo plays string to string and up the neck at a consistent clarity and volume.
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″
Instrument Weight 11lbs.
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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*FREE RAILROAD SPIKES
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.
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Prior to being shipped, we carefully inspect and test every banjo. If you have any issues with your banjo, call us and and we will help.
*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.