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Classic Bluegrass Tone

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Deering Golden Wreath Banjo


    The Deering Golden Wreath banjo is a mahogany prewar style bluegrass banjo with that J.D. Crowe sound, the Golden Wreath is a banjo made of higher quality materials and workmanship. The Deering -06- Bronze Tone Ring is unplated to enhance the resonance and create a mahogany bluegrass banjo with all the power and punch needed for stage performance.

    We love the rich, beefy tone this banjo has. If you are looking for a great bluegrass banjo, then this is the one for you!

    The Golden Wreath banjo is a traditional design of the classic banjos made in the 1930's. The Golden Wreath features a fuller mahogany neck and a deeper resonator with high gloss finish, a genuine polished bell bronze Deering-06- 20-hole tone ring, the hard, dense, colorful, exotic, and, naturally beautiful ebony fingerboard and peghead with traditional The heart of the Golden Wreath banjo is the Deering polished bronze tone ring, precisely fitted to the three-ply violin grade maple rim. And only in the Golden Wreath is the tone ring unplated which provides a less restricted tone that rings freely and provides a free flowing tonal quality that is unique to this Deering banjo model mother-of-pearl inlays.

  • Neck: 
    Traditional fuller Neck Shape
    Ebony fingerboard
    Bone Nut
    Deering Planetary banjo tuners
    Deering Gearted 5th String Tuner
    Ivoroid Binding with Black/White Trim
    Wreath Inlay Pattern in Mother of Pearl
    Traditional Fifth String Nut
    22 Glued in Nickel Silver Frets 

    Polished Deering -06- 20-Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring
    Violin Grade Maple 3-Ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
    Deering Notched Brass Tension Hoop
    11" Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
    Nickel Plated Traditional Style Zinc Flange
    Deering Truetone Tailpiece
    Nickel Plated Hardware

    Deep resonator of  Mahogany
    Ivoroid Binding with Black/White Trim
    Two Concentric Black/White Rings Adorn the Back of the Resonator
    Resonator Sides are Specially Tapered
    High Gloss Finish

    Includes a Deering Hardshell Case


    The Deering Golden Series Banjos have a larger air chamber than the other Deering models which gives the banjos a more resonant hollow sound with deeper bass response for a traditional bluegrass sound. The Deering -06- Tone Ring is unplated to allow it to breath and resonate more freely and thus creates a unique tone in this beautifully sweet mahonany banjo with greater sustain.

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

    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"
    Instrument Weight 11lbs

    Lifetime Warranty: 
    Deering provides a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of the materials and workmanship of this banjo.

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