About this banjo
“I knew I wanted a radiused fingerboard. Having tried Noam Pikelny’s banjo with 24 frets (an extra two frets coming out over the fingerboard), I requested the same. I had always desired a resonator made of quilted maple… .” – Tony Trischka
- Ivoroid Binding
- Tony Trischka Designed Acrylic Inlays
- Radiused Grade A Ebony Fingerboard
- Extended Fingerboard
- Deering D Shape Neck
- Kruger Peghead Shape
- 24 Glued In Nickel Silver Frets
- Adjustable Truss Rod
- Bone Nut
- Spikes installed at 7 & 9th Frets
- Deering Planetary Tuners
- Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
- High Gloss Finish
- Deering -06- Bell Bronze Tone Ring
- Tenbrooks Style 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
- Notched Tension Hoop
- 11” Frosted Top Banjo Head
- 24 Round Hooks with Hex Nuts
- One Piece Cast Zinc Flange
- Curved Round Hooks On Either Side Of the Neck
- Nickel Plated Hardware
- Deering True Tone Tailpiece
- 11/16” Radiused Deering Smile™ Maple Ebony Bridge
- Honey Stained Quilted Maple Resonator
- Resonator Sides Are Specially Tapered On the Inside For Projection of Tone
- High Gloss Finish
- Resonator Back Is Accented With Ivoroid Trim
- 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. 11.8 lbs.
- Includes Deering hardshell case.
- 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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*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.