Deering Banjos

Deering Eagle II™ 5-String Banjo

Deering Eagle II™ 5-String Banjo

$2,599 (with case)

The Eagle II banjo represents the latest in tone ring innovation from the collaborative efforts of Greg Deering and Jens Kruger. It features the ground breaking patented Twenty Ten Tone Ring – a Deering original crafted unlike any other traditional tone ring. Made of brass and producing a tone with a very rich mid-range and good bass and treble response, the most unique feature of the Eagle II banjo is that it is suitable to both clawhammer and bluegrass, among other styles.

Neck:

Maple Stained a Dark Red Mahogany
Natural Ebony Fingerboard
Original Eagle Engraved Inlays
Slender Deering Neck Shape
22 Nickel-Silver Frets
Fully Adjustable Two Way Truss Rod
Deering Planetary Banjo Tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
Gloss Finish

Pot:

Deering Patent Pending Twenty-Ten Tone Ring
11″ Three-Ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11″ Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
24 Round Hooks and ¼″ Hex Nuts
24 Bracket Shoes
Eagle 2-Piece Flange
Slender Shaped Armrest
Nickel Plated Hardware
Deering True Tone Tailpiece
5/8″ Deering Smile Maple/Ebony Top Bridge

Resonator:

Maple Stained Red Mahogany
White Binding
Straight Inside Sidewalls
Gloss Finish

Deering Hardshell Case Included

Tone:

A strong mid range tone with good bass and vibrant highs, that is versatile for playing both Clawhammer and Bluegrass styles of playing.

Tuned:

G,D,G,B,D in standard G tuning.
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
Strings

Comes with Deering Light Gauge Banjo Strings tuned to in standard G tuning (g,D,G,B,D)
Gauges: 10, 11, 13, 21W, 10
End Type: Loop

Dimensions:

Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
Rim Diameter 11″
Overall Instrument Length 38″
Weight Approx. 10 lbs

Lifetime 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.


Deering Sierra™ 5-string Banjo, Maple or Mahogany

Deering Eagle II™ 5-String Banjo

$2,699 (with case)

The Eagle II banjo represents the latest in tone ring innovation from the collaborative efforts of Greg Deering and Jens Kruger. It features the ground breaking patented Twenty Ten Tone Ring – a Deering original crafted unlike any other traditional tone ring. Made of brass and producing a tone with a very rich mid-range and good bass and treble response, the most unique feature of the Eagle II banjo is that it is suitable to both clawhammer and bluegrass, among other styles.

Neck:

Mahogany – Now Also Available in Maple
Natural Ebony Fingerboard
Original Deering Designed Engraved Inlays
Slender Deering Neck Shape
22 Nickel-Silver Frets
Fully Adjustable Two Way Truss Rod
Deering Planetary Banjo Tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
Satin Finish

Pot:

Deering -06- 20 Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring
Three-Ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11″ Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
24 Round Hooks and ¼″ Hex Nuts
One Piece Cast Zinc Flange
Slender Shaped Armrest
Nickel Plated Hardware
Deering True Tone Tailpiece

Resonator:

Mahogany or Maple Stained Brown
White Binding
Straight Inside Sidewalls
Satin Finish

Deering Hardshell Case Included

Tone:

With the standard Mahogany, the Sierra has the sweet sound of this tropical wood with slightly less sustain than maple or walnut. With the optional Maple at no extra cost, the Sierra is also available with a brighter and more focused tone quality.

Strings:

Comes strung with Deering Light Gauge Banjo Strings

Tuned:

G,D,G,B,D in standard G tuning

Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
Strings

Comes with Deering 5-String Light Gauge Banjo Strings tuned to in standard G tuning (G,D,G,B,D)
Gauges: 10 11 13 21w 10
End Type: Loop


Dimensions:

Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
Rim Diameter 11″
Overall Instrument Length 38″
Weight Approx. 11 lbs

Lifetime 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.


Vega Senator 5-String open back Banjo

Vega Senator 5-String Banjo

$2,069 (with case)

The Eagle II banjo represents the latest in tone ring innovation from the collaborative efforts of Greg Deering and Jens Kruger. It features the ground breaking patented Twenty Ten Tone Ring – a Deering original crafted unlike any other traditional tone ring. Made of brass and producing a tone with a very rich mid-range and good bass and treble response, the most unique feature of the Eagle II banjo is that it is suitable to both clawhammer and bluegrass, among other styles.

Neck:

Deep Warm Brown Stained Maple Neck
Slender Vega Neck Shape
Ebony Fingerboard & Nut
Adjustable Truss Rod
22 Pressed in Nickel Silver Frets
Deering Planetary Tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
Durable and Elegant Satin Finish

Pot:

11″ 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Shoe & Screw Bracket Assembly
Spun Brass Tone Ring
Beveled Tension Hoop
24 Flat Hooks and 9/32″ Hex Nuts
Shoe & Screw Bracket Assembly
11″ Medium Collar Renaissance Head
Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
Nickel Plated Hardware
Deering Knot-Less Tailpiece
Vega Armrest
Durable and Elegant Satin Finish

Includes a Vega Hardshell Case

Tone:

Provides brightness, sustain and ease in playing; bright yet warm tone.

Tuned:

g,D,G,B,D in standard G tuning

Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Strings

Comes with Deering 5-String Light Gauge Banjo Strings tuned to in standard G tuning (G,D,G,B,D)
Gauges: 10 11 13 21w 10
End Type: Loop

Dimensions:

Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Rim Diameter 11″
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2″
Weight Approx. 6 lbs

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.


Goodtime™ Open Back Banjo

Goodtime™  Open Back Banjo

$499

Made in America. Easy to play! Durable and easy to maintain! The Goodtime banjo produces a vibrant ringing tone from its natural finished violin grade maple rim. At only 4 pounds, the weight makes it ideal for both children and adults to play and to travel with conveniently.

Neck:

Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Hardwood Bow Tie Inlays
Sealed Geared Tuners
Geared 5th String Tuner
Durable Satin Finish
Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead

Pot:

11″ Blonde 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Steel Tension Hoop
11″ Frosted Top High Crown Head
5/8″ Maple/Ebony Goodtime Bridge
16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Nuts
16 Bracket Shoes with Screw Attachments
Deering Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
Durable Satin Finish
Openback

Tone:

Easy to play with clarity of note separation and round full bodied tone.
Strings:

Comes strung with Deering Light Gauge Banjo Strings

Tuned:

G,D,G,B,D in standard G tuning.
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Dimensions:

Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Rim Diameter 11″
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2″
Weight Approx.4.5 lbs
Triangle Goodtime Box for Carrying
Gig bag or Hardshell Case sold separately

Warranty:

6 year warranty


Goodtime Two™ Banjo

Goodtime Two™ Banjo

$689

Greg Deering designed the Goodtime banjos because there were no low priced banjos of enough quality for people to actually learn on without difficulty or giving up. He remembers what it was like to want a good banjo and not be able to afford one, so his gift to others is the Goodtime banjo line. Designed for success, the Goodtime banjos are the lowest priced American made banjos. They are so good many professionals have recorded with Goodtime banjos.

The Goodtime Two weighs 6 lbs – about the weight of a guitar. The Goodtime Two has a natural blonde maple with a satin finish to protect it. The rich, golden tone and the reverberation off the resonator sound great. You can definitely tell a volume difference between open back and a Goodtime Two. The sound waves aren’t getting trapped between you and the banjo, which makes a pretty big difference. If you want a great low priced bluegrass banjo for travel and leisure that plays correctly and is durable, this is the best buy on the market!

Neck:

Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Hardwood Bow Tie Inlays
Sealed Geared Tuners
Geared 5th String Tuner
Durable Satin Finish
Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead

Pot:

11″ Blonde 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Steel Tension Hoop
11″ Frosted Top High Crown Head
5/8″ Maple/Ebony Goodtime Bridge
16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Nuts
16 Bracket Shoes with Screw Attachments
Deering Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
Durable Satin Finish

Resonator

Resonator of Blonde Maple
Black Binding
Durable Satin Finish

Tone:

Easy to play with clarity of note separation and round full bodied tone.

Strings:

Comes strung with Deering Light Gauge Banjo Strings

Tuned:

G,D,G,B,D in standard G tuning.
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Dimensions:

Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Rim Diameter 11″
Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38″
Weight Approx. 6 lbs

Warranty:

6 year warranty