The new Deering Julia Belle low banjo is a unique collaboration between Deering banjos and banjoist Alison Brown. Alison uses this banjo to tune down to open E or D. This banjo sounds great when tuned at standard open G tuning as well but we would recommend using lighter gauge strings.
This 24-fret low tuned banjo features John Hartford’s hand drawn artwork on the fingerboard as well as design aesthetics and features customized by Alison herself. The result is an absolutely gorgeous and unique instrument that reaches across time and generations for its inspiration.
e,B,E,G#,B in standard E tuning Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
Alison’s preferred string gauges for The Julia Belle (12 14 20w 24w 12) reveal a banjo with a brilliant tone that is complimented by an underlying depth and body that is irresistible.