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Deering 5-Deluxe 5-String Banjo

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Product Price $3,229.0
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The subtly elegant high-gloss finish, the ebony peghead overlay with mother-of-pearl inlay and fancier binding on the resonator enhance the beauty of...Click To Read More About This Product

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Sweet tone and elegant looks.

The subtly elegant high-gloss finish, the ebony peghead overlay with mother-of-pearl inlay and fancier binding on the resonator enhance the beauty of this sweet-toned banjo. It's outfitted with the same genuine Deering tone ring, one-piece flange, and 3-ply rock-maple rim used in the Sierra and Greg Deering Limited models. The Deluxe offers the Sierra's sweet tone in a more elaborate banjo that's still modestly priced. 


White and gold Italian pearled inlays designed by Greg Deering adorn the Deluxe banjo. It is a sweet-sounding professional quality walnut banjo with Deering's 20 hole -06- bronze tone ring, fast neck and comfortable feel. It's a beautiful step up from the Sierra with added detailing and high gloss finish. It is an inspirational banjo for the dedicated musician. The Deluxe was the third model of the Deering line, originally designed with simple mother-of-pearl diamond inlays back in 1979 and embelished and upgraded to the beautiful new inlay pattern Greg Deering designed in the summer of 2009.

Tone:
The Deluxe has a sweet singing, professional-quality tone. Easy to play with clarity and good note separation.
Tuned: G,D,G,B,D in standard tuning, and can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

FEATURES
Neck:
  • Walnut
  • Original Deering Engraved Inlays of White and Gold Italian Pearloid
  • Slender Fast and Comfortable Neck Shape
  • 22 Pressed in Nickel-Silver Frets
  • Ebony Fingerboard with original Deerling design inlays of white and gold Italian pearloid
  • Deering Planetary Banjo Tuners
  • Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
  • High Gloss Finish
Pot:
  • Deering 20 hole -06- Bell Bronze Tone Ring
  • Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
  • Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
  • 11" Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
  • 24 Round Hooks with 1/4" Hex Nuts
  • One Piece Cast Zinc Flange
  • Slender Shaped Armrest
  • True Tone Deering Tailpiece
  • Nickel Plated Hardware
  • Satin Finish
Resonator:
  • Walnut
  • Trimmed in White/Black/White
  • Straight Side Walls
  • High Gloss Finish
  • Priced with a Deering Hardshell Case
SPECIFICATIONS
Dimensions:
  • 22 frets
  • 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"
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Deering5-Deluxe 5-String Banjo
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best buy

By Kirt-8t5fG

from MI

Comments about Deering 5-Deluxe 5-String Banjo:

This is the best banjo ever. I tried alot of banjos from Gibson all the way down to the beginners models. The deluxe Deering has the great banjo sound and feel. For the price, you can't go wrong. Snap, crackle, pop.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Deering deluxe

By Dennis Skinner

from Alaska

Comments about Deering 5-Deluxe 5-String Banjo:

Im completely satisfied with my purchase and thats a first when buying a banjo.
Ive owned several top of the line banjos. This banjo blows them out of the water. Very nice neck,quality parts,sweet sound,rings like a bell at all positions up and down the neck.Very nice looking.Lifetime warranty will never need to buy another banjo. Musicians friend had the best price and the cheapest shipping. I live in Alaska so no free shipping for me. It has all the same parts as there most expensive banjos and in imo is better looking than them. Sounds like a Deering banjo not a Gibson.
Ive had several expensive banjos and they all had quality issues but I cant find a single flaw on this banjo.everthing is perfect.
Musicians Friend had the best price and the cheapest shipping. The banjo was still in tune after 4000 miles of shipping. The set up of the banjo was great, the bridge was spot on the right position. I lowered the action about .032 but thats just preference.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The deluxe ...today's standard

By Earl ...the banjo master

from Minneapolis Minnesota

Comments about Deering 5-Deluxe 5-String Banjo:

Top quality....big sound ....American made...it barks !!!

 
5.0

I am very happy with this banjo

By Jim in LA

from Los Angeles

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Beautiful wood and finish
  • Consistent
  • Excellent Hardware
  • Great Tone
  • Long Life

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Work house instrument for all uses.

Comments about Deering 5-Deluxe 5-String Banjo:

The Deluxe model has performed very well for live performances and recording. I couldn't help noticing that the description did not mention the weight. It is over 11 lbs. This is normal for a banjo with a resonator, no matter who makes it. For someone new to the instrument it could be a surprise. Get a wide strap.
I saw a complaint that this banjo wasn't set up. Everyone has a different idea of how a banjo should sound and feel. On all my guitars, basses and now this banjo I look for the small adjustments that are always required for the tone, action and string gauge that I like. Then I take it to a good setup person. Trust me, you will be so much happier if you do.
The excellent build quality of this banjo should, with proper care, last many decades of regular use.

 
5.0

My Go To when I've got to sound great.

By Maddawg Rude

from Chicago

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Solid construction for the road
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Deering 5-Deluxe 5-String Banjo:

    If you are a playing musician, Don't spend your money on anything else but Deering. However, After you are rich and famous, buy whatever you want but I guarantee you will come back to your Deering because they play and sound as a true banjo should.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A good banjo

    By banjogary

    from Midland, Michigan

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Long Life
    • Very Nice Looking Banjo

    Cons

    • I Expected A Better Tone
    • Needed To Be Setup
    • Truss Rod Needed Adjust

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Deering 5-Deluxe 5-String Banjo:

    All in all a good looking banjo.

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