Deering Deluxe Maple 5-String Banjo
Now featuring a walnut neck, the Deering Deluxe truly stands out as a banjo with its own tone. The walnut neck gives the banjo a perfect balance of brightness and warmth. When paired with our -06- bell bronze tone ring, the Deluxe comes alive and gives you a banjo that will stand out from the pack.
Built with Deering's genuine bell bronze tone ring, three ply violin grade maple rim and one piece, cast, zinc resonator flange, this Deluxe is as easy to play as it is beautiful.
The mother of pearl inlay in the peghead is the very first Deering logo designed by Greg Deering for his first banjo in 1969. The multicolor binding and high gloss finish enhance the gold and perloid inlays on the exotic, natural ebony fingerboard.
"The inspiration for the inlay artwork comes from the early Boston banjo masters. And if you look at the peghead of the Deluxe, it has some of the same elements as the Sierra, but it is much more expanded and it comes alive with the turn of the century Boston masters element - and that was just the design that flowed out onto the page. It's a lot of fun to have that kind of artwork on a banjo that people can afford. The first professional banjo we made was the Deluxe so it always has a very dear spot to us because it was the first professional banjo we made way back in '79." - Greg Deering
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. It truly is a Deluxe banjo.
Walnut Neck - NEW
Original Deering Engraved Inlays of White and Gold Italian Pearloid
Slender Fast & Comfortable Neck Shape
22 Pressed in Nickel-Silver Frets
Ebony Fingerboard with Original Deering Engraved Inlays of White and Gold Italian Pearloid
Deering Planetary Banjo Tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
High Gloss Finish
Deering 20 hole -06- Bell Bronze Tone Ring
3-Ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11″ Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
24 Round Hooks with ¼″ Hex Nuts
One Piece Cast Zinc Flange
Slender Shaped Armrest
Truetone Deering Tailpiece
Nickel Plated Hardware
Trimmed in White/Black/White
Straight Side Walls
Priced with a Deering Hardshell Case
With the new walnut neck, the Deluxe features some of the characteristics found in both maple (brightness) and mahogany (warmth). Easy to play with clarity and good note separation.
Tuned: 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″
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.