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Deering Boston 5-String Resonator Banjo with Case

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Product Description

The affordable Boston banjo is great for jamming with friends as well as recording! Featuring solid American craftmanship, the Boston Banjo provides a professional quality tone by creating the drum from 3/16 inch rolled steel which rings like a tone ring.

Deering Boston Resonator Banjo Features

  • Has the sweet sound of mahogany with less sustain than a maple or walnut banjo.
  • Crisp highs and good bass response with fewer overtones than many banjos
  •  Easy to play with clarity of note separation.
  • Great for recording

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.

"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

Product Specifications
Deering Boston Resonator Banjo Specifications

Neck:

  • Mahogany
  • 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
  • Slender Deering Neck Shape
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • Seed and Vine Maple and Pearloid Inlays
  • Guitar style tuners
  • Satin Finish

Pot:
  • Nickel Plated and Durable 3/16 inch Steel Rim
  • True Tone Deering tailpiece
  • 11 inch Banjo Head
  • Beveled Tension Hoop
  • 24 Flat Hooks with 9/32 inch Hex Nuts
  • 24 Bracket Shoes
  • Butterfly 24-Piece Flange
  • Nickel Plated Hardware

Resonator:

  • Mahogany
  • Trimmed in White
  • Straight Sidewalls
  •  Satin Finish


Dimensions:
  • Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4 inches 
  • Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4 inches 
  • Resonator diameter 13 7/8 inches
  • Overall Instrument Length 38 inches
  • Weight Approx. 9.6 lbs

  • Includes a Deering Hardshell Case
  • Lifetime Warranty
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  619-464-8252 Warranty:  Goodtime Banjos: 6 Years
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