A premium quality, world class banjo that is known around the world for its crisp tone - The Calico is exceptionally dynamic for both powerful sound and instantaneous response; providing a great tool ... Click To Read More About This Product
A premium quality, world class banjo that is known around the world for its crisp tone - The Calico is exceptionally dynamic for both powerful sound and instantaneous response; providing a great tool for all styles of music.
The Deering Calico Banjo has a beautiful honey stained curly maple neck and resonator with purfling and ivoroid binding. Mother-of-pearl scroll inlays adorn the ebony fingerboard. The Calico Banjo's neck has a two-way adjustable truss-rod, as do all Deering banjos. Bound in white, the peghead has an elegantly finished look. The slender neck shape is fast and easy to play.
The power, brilliance, and clarity of tone come from our three-ply maple rim, zinc flange, and the Deering -06- 20 Hole Bronze Tone Ring and , combined with a figured Eastern hard rock maple neck and resonator. All Deering 5-string banjos are fitted with a geared fifth string tuner for smooth, easy, and precise tuning.
The inside walls of the resonator are tapered to maximize the sound and give you the instant response and clear tone of a Calico banjo.
At this price point Deering adds two features, they taper the inside of the resonator walls for added projection of tone, and also add the feature of glued in frets. Each fret is fitted to the fingerboard and glued in place so that in the future when the frets are worn out, they can be heated up and the glue will release without chipping the fingerboard. You will gain these benefits on every model from the Calico on up the line.
With a brighter tone than mahogany, maple provides a beautiful bass response and great highs. The banjo plays string to string and up the neck at a consistent clarity and excellent volume so it is easily heard amongst a band. Includes case.
Curly Maple with a Honey Stain
Natural Ebony Fingerboard
22 Glued In Nickel Silver Frets
Mother of Pearl Scroll Inlays
Ivoroid Bound Fingerboard
Multi-color Neck Purfling Trim
Adjustable Truss Rod
Deering Planetary Tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
Bound Neck and Peghead
Slender, Comfortable Deering Neck Shape
High Gloss Finish
Deering -06- Bell Bronze Tone Ring
Deering Premium Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11" Top Frosted Medium Crown Head
24 Round Hooks with ¼" Hex Nuts
One Piece Nickel Plated Zinc Flange
5/8" Deering Maple/Ebony Bridge
Deering True Tone Tailpiece
Coral Snake Wood Purfling Trim
Shallow Depth for Quick Response
The Resonator Sides are Specially Tapered on the Inside for Projection of Tone
High Gloss Finish
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. 11 lbs
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Comments about Deering Calico Banjo:
This banjo is an overall awesome instrument. Some things to note about it: The tone of the banjo may not be what many bluegrass listeners may be accustomed to. Not saying it has a bad sound, just different. It is a very heavy banjo as is normal for very good banjos. The fit and finish of this banjo is absolutely perfect. The appearance is pristine as well (at least the sample I have) unlike a lot of other instruments that promise beautifully figured woods and deliver lackluster results, this one delivers as promised. The fingerboard of the banjo is noticeably wider than most banjos though I do not find it to be much of a hinderance (in fact some may find it to make playing easier). This banjo might be a bit pricey, but I feel you get your money's worth in this banjo if you are looking for a really nice banjo. I feel it is competitively priced for similar banjos from other makers.
Fit and finish: 10/10
I would definitely recommended this banjo for anyone looking for a nice banjo suitable for any need assuming the price level is not an issue.
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