About this Banjo
Tuned in E or capoed in G, and great for deep singing voices, the Kingston Trio Long Neck celebrates the success of one of the longest living popular folk bands. If, like Greg Deering, you first found a love of the banjo from listening to the Kingston Trio, having one of these wonderful banjos makes you a part of something very special.
You have a choice of color in selecting your Kingston Trio Long Neck banjo, you also get the beautiful Kingston Trio inlay in the fingerboard as a special commemorative model that celebrates their wonderful music.
The curly maple of the neck can be stained according to your color preference like the Vega banjos of Kingston Trio banjoists: George Grove – Rich Brown, John Stewart – Blond, and Dave Guard- Vintage Yellow & Brown.
- Beautiful Curly Maple
- Traditional Vega Neck Shape
- Adjustable Truss Rod
- 25 Nickel Silver Frets
- Ebony Fingerboard
- Mother of Pearl Kingston Trio inlays
- Ivoroid Binding
- Bone Nut
- High Gloss Finish
- Quality 3-ply Maple Rim
- Genuine Vega Tubaphone Tone Ring
- Brass Bracket Band & Shoes
- Brass Notched Tension Hoop
- Frosted Top Medium Collar Head
- 24 Round Hooks and 5/16″ hex nuts
- Nickel Plated Hardware
- Includes a Deering Longneck Hardshell Case
Deep, balanced, full, round and sparkling tone with responsiveness, and power.
- E,A,E,G#,B in standard E tuning
- Can be Capoed at 3rd fret for G tuning
- Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
- Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
- Scale Length Nut to Bridge 32 7/64″
- Diameter 12″
- Overall Instrument Length 43 1/2″
Warranty: 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.