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      Deering 5-Boston 5-String Banjo (517712)
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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

Deering 5-Boston 5-String Banjo 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


Deering 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


Deering 5-Boston 5-String Banjo

Deering banjos with the lifetime warranty are only available through authorized Deering Dealers.

IF YOU BUY A "NEW" DEERING BANJO FROM A NON-AUTHORIZED DEALER, YOU HAVE PURCHASED A USED BANJO AND HAVE NO WARRANTY. When we send a Deering banjo to an authorized dealer, only that dealer or another authorized dealer can sell that banjo as new. If an authorized dealer sells a new Deering banjo to a non-authorized dealer, the non authorized dealer becomes the first owner and he becomes the bearer of the lifetime warranty; not a new dealer by transfer. When the unauthorized dealer sells that banjo to the consumer, even if it was never played or even touched, it is a used instrument and no longer carries the lifetime warranty. This is necessary so that we know how the banjo has been cared for between the time we ship it and the time that our customers buy it. We have no way of knowing how non-authorized dealers care for their instruments because we do not communicate with them. This also honors and protects the strong relationship between Deering and its treasured network of hard working Deering dealers. For your protection against theft and to ensure immediate proof of ownership, four digits of the serial number are visible on the back of the peghead on each banjo. The full serial number is inside the resonator. When you purchase a Deering banjo and send in the warranty card you will receive a Gold Credit card style ownership/warranty card. This gold card is embossed with your name and the serial number of your new banjo for easy identification. Take your Gold Card with you to festivals or when traveling so that if your banjo is ever stolen you can easily prove it's yours.

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