Boston 5-string Banjo

$3,899.00 inc GST

Brand: Deering

SKU: BOSTON

Uniquely Deering, the Boston banjo breaks with tradition & 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 and upgrading the accuracy of tuning with guitar style tuners with a higher gear ratio. The unique Deering inlay pattern gives you visual beauty enhancing the great performance of this outstanding USA made banjo.

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Deering Boston 5-string Banjo

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 and upgrading the accuracy of tuning with guitar style tuners with a higher gear ratio. The uniquely Deering inlay pattern gives you visual beauty enhancing the great performance.

“WHEN WE FIRST STARTED MAKING THE BOSTON, JANET AND I WOULD GO TO A LOCAL BLUEGRASS CLUB, AND WHEN WE WOULD GET OUT OF THE CAR WE COULD ALWAYS HEAR ONE BANJO ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE PARKING LOT. WE NOTICED 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 MUCH MORE.  
 
WE CALL IT THE BOSTON BECAUSE OF THE BANJO HERITAGE OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. OVER A HUNDRED YEARS AGO THE WHOLE MECCA OF BANJO MANUFACTURING WAS CENTERED AROUND THE CITY OF BOSTON.”
Greg Deering

Shipping Dimensions

Weight 10 kg
Dimensions 1100 × 400 × 200 mm


Neck:
  • Mahogany
  • Slender Deering Neck Shape
  • Guitar style tuners – (Planetary Tuners available as an option)
  • Geared 5th String Tuner
  • Seed and Vine Maple and Pearloid Inlays
  • Satin Finish
  • 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets

Pot:

  • Nickel Plated and Durable 3/16″ Steel Rim
  • Beveled Tension Hoop
  • 11″ Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
  • Nickel Plated Traditional Style Zinc Flange
  • 5/8″ Maple/Ebony Deering Smile Bridge
  • 24 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Hex Nuts
  • 24 Bracket Shoes
  • Nickel Plated Hardware
  • Deering Truetone Tailpiece
  • Butterfly 24 Piece Flange
  • Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments

Resonator:

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

Tone:

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

Tuned:

  • G,D,G,B,D in standard G tuning.
  • Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Strings:

  • Strung with Light Gauge Banjo Strings

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
  • Includes hard case

Shipping Dimensions

Weight 10 kg
Dimensions 1100 × 400 × 200 mm

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