Our most popular and affordable professional grade banjo now available as an openback. Greg Deering knows what it feels like to want a professional banjo and not be able to afford it, so this has become the flagship of our line.
The Boston 6 String banjo is tuned like a guitar so guitar players can instantly start playing this type of banjo. It has big resonant bass notes that you don't find on a 5-string banjo, and also crisp highs for that beautiful banjo tone.
Tuned in an E Chord, The Boston Long Neck is easier to sing with for deep voices. Made popular by Pete Seeger and the Kingston Trio the Long Neck banjo has a greater range for all styles of music.
Considered the Bluegrass workhorse, we feel like this is the best value for an American made full weight tone ring banjo on the market today. Fancy burl walnut resonator with satin finish, ivoroid binding, MOP inlay, three ply maple rim, nickel plated hardware.
The bluegrass inspired White Lotus banjo, named for its lotus flower inspired inlay pattern, is centered around the patent pending white oak rim. Ushering in a new era in playing comfort and sound for today’s banjo player.
The Eagle II, popularized by Mumford & Son's Winston Marshall, is Deering's most-affordable, professional-grade resonator 5-string banjo. The Eagle II banjo is a whole new breed of banjo.
The Eagle II, popularized by Mumford & Son's Winston Marshall, is Deering's most-affordable, professional-grade resonator 5-string banjo. Comes in a solid black finish.
Featuring the patented Twenty-Ten tone ring, this plectrum banjo rings clearly and brightly - yet never harshly. Played by Scotty Morris of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.
Irish Tenor banjos have the shorter 17 fret neck for a brighter, snappier sound. The Sierra 17-fret tenor has our professional -06- bronze tone ring and you get all the most important features that affect the tone and playability at an economical price.
Our most popular professional grade banjo for almost 30 years. We are proud to manufacture the Sierra as affordably as possible and still retain all of the high end features that affect the tone and playability.
"The Sierra is truly a professional masterpiece of both sound and art at a price that is within your reach." - Greg Deering
Our top selling 6-string banjo - now as an acoustic/ electric model. Taylor Swift uses this banjo on her Grammy award winning song "Mean".
Our most popular professional grade banjo for almost 30 years. Simple detailing allows us to keep the cost down, while still giving you all the important components of a high quality banjo.
Our newest and most affordable professional grade resonator 5-string banjo. The Eagle II banjo is a whole new breed of banjo.
Finally! A banjo that can be played at any volume. The new Sierra Acoustic/Electric banjo features the factory installed Kavanjo banjo head pickup system.
Hand-crafted in the USA by Rob Bishline, this banjo features a beautiful burl-walnut finish and classic lines. A professional-grade banjo in every way, this model includes a heavy bell-bronze tone ring, a one-piece flange and a gloss finish.
The Phoenix 6 String banjo has a beautiful organic tone that results in warm and well-rounded full notes. When amplified, these characteristics are enhanced by a combination of brilliant highs via the piezo pickup and warm mid range from the Kavanjo®.
One of Deering's oldest and most popular models, this banjo brings the power, easy playability and maintenance together in a beautiful, historically important banjo that is just as much at home on the front porch as it is on the road.
The Rustic Wreath is a stunning and affordable walnut stained maple banjo that honors the heritage of the instrument while taking on a sleek, minimalist feel.
The new Meteor acoustic/electric banjo is just what you would expect from us. Our dual pickup electric design preserves the banjo shape and sound while making a bold artistic statement.
The Bishline Salty Dog is named for a classic Bluegrass song, the Salty Dog is a great all-around professional-grade mahogany banjo with a 3-pound bell-bronze tone ring. Made in USA.
Perfect for guitar players, this banjo is tuned like a guitar (E,A,D,G,B,E) the D-6 is a professional banjo that is heavier than the B-6 with the full rim and tone ring design of a bluegrass banjo.
Designed to have a woody sound acoustically and a great amplified sound at high volume. Comes with figured mahogany resonator with flame maple binding, ebony fingerboard, Bishline/ barnes woody rim/ring, black powder coated hardware and L.R. Baggs bridge pickup.
Used Osborne Chief Excellent Condition Maple Neck and Resonato Gold Plated, Blaylock Tone Ring Hard Shell Case
Excellent Condition with Dark Stained Mahogany and Flying Eagle Inlay. With Original Gibson Hard Shell Case
Excellent Condition with Flame Maple Neck and Resonator New Head installed at no extra charge at customers request.
2002 Gibson Earl Scruggs StandardExcellent condition
A custom built Nechville Phantom in Burl Walnut with Burl Walnut peghead. This instrument also includes a gold plated frame, radius rosewood fret board, and custom turquois inlay.
The tubaphone tone ring creates that unique Vega tone in this professional quality maple banjo. The Vega No.2 is a banjo made of top grade curly maple stained light amber and buffed to a high gloss.
Another Blishline traditional bluegrass powerhouse. The Clermont is made of tiger maple with traditional white binding and a cremona finish. Professional in every way, it includes a 3-pound bell-bronze tone ring and a hardshell case. Made in USA.
An artistic banjo that sounds great and looks amazing. Black stained maple with dark wood binding, three ply maple rim, nickel hardware and koa binding. The fret board has constellation inlays.
Used Yates Grand Excellent condtion, Maple Neck and Resonator with concentric rings. Original Red Line Case
High Quality Mahogany Neck, Yates Pre-War Style Resonator and "Fat Rim" banjo.
Named after Rob's mom, this has a mahogany resonator with flame maple binding. A warm rich bluegrass tone with 3 ply maple rim and nickel plated hardware.
The Winston Marshall Signature Model by Deering is, in his own words, the ultimate touring banjo. Every detail of this banjo has a purpose. Some are by necessity - features that he has adopted over the last eight years of playing Deering Eagle II banjos on some of the biggest stages on the planet.
From a distance, you see a reminder of the traditional banjo. When you get behind a Classic Deluxe, you'll leave the others behind.
Many of our customers have been asking us to build a lighter banjo. Because of that, we have developed a few things to lighten our resonator banjo and are now happy to announce our newest Bishline model...The "Ultra-Light."
One classy Phantom. The Photon adds our nickel plated Corona frame, quilted mahogany resonator, macassar ebony fingerboard, fret roller, arrows and dots inlay, and nice binding to the exhaustive list of Phantom appointments and improvements.
Availability: SOLD!Used - Gibson Retro RB-4 Limited #13 of 40 Made. With Certificate of Authenticity. Excellent Plus Condition with Original Gibson Hard Case.
For guitar players, the top of the line is the MB-6. Now you can play banjo with the same chords and fingering you already know. It's great for those songs that would sound better if played on a banjo.
As beautiful and elegant as its mythical namesake, the Athena is substantially lighter light in weight but with no loss of tone. It is sonically bold and dripping with tone.
This is the exact same banjo as the Deering Clawgrass banjo but is made with less expensive aesthetic materials (no gold plating and engraving, etc.). The tone and playability is exactly the same. Mark Johnson currently uses this banjo as his banjo when he travels.
The Deering Maple Blossom is made from eastern violin grade curly maple, stained with a dark walnut stain, and adorned with flower mother of pearl inlays.
The Maple Blossom tenor banjo is a professional grade 19-fret tenor banjo made of maple with quick response from the shallower air chamber, bright highs, and good bass response that is fast and easy to play!
A melodic banjo played with a pick, for a bright crisp tone, the Maple Blossom Plectrum banjo is enjoyed in all styles of music.It provides a bright crisp tone with good bass response and easy fingering with a comfortable neck.
The Deering John Hartford banjo is a tribute banjo to a folk, bluegrass, and country legend. The John Hartford banjo features a big round tone that is full bodied with great bass and sweet highs.
The Nextar represents Nechville's desire to blend fine art with ultimate playability. Player comfort and aesthetic beauty both enhance creative musical expression.
Whether you want to re-create the folk music of the 1960's or musically travel into unexplored banjo territory or simply have a superb instrument to accompany vocals, the Vega Long Neck banjo will provide the versatile, sweet, beautiful banjo
As you take the Nechville Orion into your grasp your attentiveness becomes focused on musical execution. The design and feel of the Orion will inspire your best playing.
The Golden Wreath is a traditional design of the classic banjos made in the 1930's. A mahogany prewar style bluegrass banjo with that J.D. Crowe sound, the Golden Wreath is a banjo made of higher quality materials and workmanship.
A maple, prewar style bluegrass banjo made like the classic banjos of the 1930's with the same materials and the same weight, design and features, the Golden Era is one of our most popular banjos for traditional bluegrass bands.
You get two full scales on the 24 Fret John Hartford Banjo and the added length of the neck moves the bridge to the center of the head giving a more rounded full bodied tone!
Capture the sound of the “Duke of Drive”, Terry Baucom! Designed with Terry's hard driving bluegrass style in mind, this incredible American Walnut banjo features a light weight bell bronze 20 hole Deering tone ring.
A premium quality world class 5-string banjo that is appreciated for its crisp tone with great highs and distinctive bass response. The Calico is not only beautiful, but it is also exceptionally dynamic with both powerful sound and response providing an excellent tool for all styles of music.
A premium quality, world class tenor banjo that is appreciated for its crisp tone with great highs and distinctive bass response. The beautiful highs and powerful well rounded bass is the result of intense study of alloys and shapes resulting in superb sound.
Made of mahogany, the Legacy delivers a sweet, warm sound with an uninhibited musicality that effortlessly reaches the audience with a pure and balanced tone, amazingly pleasing to the ear and heralding a whole new musical realm for the world of banjo.
As you take the Nechville Vintage into your grasp you immediately begin sensing a uniqueness in quality.
“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
The new Julia Belle low banjo is a unique collaboration between Deering and banjo icon, Alison Brown. The 24-fret low tuned banjo features John Hartford’s hand drawn artwork on the fingerboard as well as design aesthetics and features customized by Alison herself.
The Bob Shane Plectrum banjo is a professional grade banjo made beautifully figured natural koa wood buffed to a high gloss. It has a genuine Deering made Vega Tubaphone tone ring made of brass for outstanding quality of tone and projection.
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.
Crisp Maple with a brilliant full bodied tone, deep bass, brilliant highs, The Saratoga Star is one of the most elegantly beautiful modern banjos to enter the musical arena of classic instruments.
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.
The famous Vega Pie Back Resonator projects the tone of this 19 fret Vega Professional Tenor banjo. Greg Deering re-created the process for making the pie back resonator of the excellent professional grade Tenor banjo.