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Deering 5-Boston 5-String Banjo  

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Overview
  • Mahogany
  • 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
  • Slender Deering Neck Shape • Ebony Fingerboard
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $2,019.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $424.00
  • Your Price:
    $1,59500

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      Solid American craftsmanship with great tone!

      A great jamming banjo that records well, uniquely Deering, The Boston Banjo breaks with tradition and provides a professional quality sound at a lower price point by creating the drum from 3/16" rolled steel which rings like a tone ring.

      The powerful and dynamic sound of the Boston comes from that steel rim which creates a bright, clear, crisp tone. The mahogany neck and resonator are satin finished and the precise fretwork in the polished ebony fingerboard makes the intonation accurate and the playing surface fast and effortless. The slender, low-profile Deering neck is comfortable for all hand sizes. Handmade in the USA. Includes case.

      "The interesting thing about the steel rim is that when we first started making it we went to the San Diego Bluegrass Club. When we got out of the car we could hear the parking lot picking going on and there would always be one banjo that I could hear all the way across the parking lot. We made a game out of going and finding out whose banjo that was, and over a period of time we started to notice that almost every time it was a Boston. That steel rim has a really good clarity of tone. It carries really well and will project beyond banjos that cost a lot more. It is a really good jamming banjo. We call it the Boston because of the banjo heritage of the city of Boston. Over a hundred years ago the whole Mecca of banjos and the banjo world was centered around the city of Boston." Greg Deering

      Features Neck:
      • Mahogany
      • 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
      • Slender Deering Neck Shape • Ebony Fingerboard
      • Seed and Vine Maple & Pearloid Inlays
      • Guitar style tuners (Planetary Tuners available as an option)
      • Satin Finish
      Pot:
      • Nickel Plated and Durable 3/16" Steel Rim
      • True Tone Deering tailpiece
      • 11" Top Frosted High Crown Head
      • Beveled Tension Hoop
      • 24 Flat Hooks with 9/32" Hex Nuts
      • 24 Bracket Shoes
      • Butterfly 24-Piece Flange
      • Nickel Plated Hardware
      Resonator:
      • Mahogany
      • Trimmed in White
      • Straight Sidewalls
      • Satin Finish
      • Includes case

      Bag a Boston and save a bundle!

       

      5-Boston 5-String Banjo Specifications:

      • Dimensions:
      • 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. 9.6 lbs
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      Deering5-Boston 5-String Banjo
       
      5.0

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      GREAT BANJO - Well Worth the Money.

      By Casey L.

      from Huntington, W.V.

      Comments about Deering 5-Boston 5-String Banjo:

      After about 7 months of taking banjo lessons, I decided to get a good banjo. And I am SO GLAD I did! The Deering Boston Model is a GREAT banjo!

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      5.0

      love the boston

      By DkflyinC172

      from Charleston, WV

      Comments about Deering 5-Boston 5-String Banjo:

      Bought the boston to learn on....Had a buddy who said buy the best, he plays a 2000 taylor, and said thats what he still plays on 10 years after buying...He couldn't have been more right, Love this banjo! I know its a bit expensive, but it has an amazing sound. Those Korean imports just aren't the same, well worth the money. Holds pitch well,plays even better, and looks amazing. Can't go wrong buying in the USA!

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      5.0

      Amazing sound for the price!!

      By sheahanusa

      from Vista, CA

      Comments about Deering 5-Boston 5-String Banjo:

      I'm learning to play, and also own a Goodtime. The Boston even makes me sound good!!

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      excellent instrument

      By butch-Ti4vO

      from east tennessee

      Comments about Deering 5-Boston 5-String Banjo:

      Before I purchased a banjo I tried several out. The Deering Boston was way ahead of all others in similar price range. Great sound and easy fingering. I could not be more pleased with this instrument.

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