The Deering Eagle II Openback banjo features the ground breaking, patent pending Twenty-Ten Tone Ring which is a completely original Deering design that gives the banjo an extremely clear tone.
I would assimilate this tone to be closest to that of a tubaphone tone ring, as both are made with brass and have the warmth that is characteristic with brass. But this banjo is clearer as the mid range frequencies are enhanced (the frequencies the human ear hears the best). This is an incredible clawhammer banjo.
Maple Stained a Dark Red Mahogany
Natural Ebony Fingerboard
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Original Eagle Engraved Inlays
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Fully Adjustable Truss Rod
Planetary Banjo Tuners
Geared 5th String Peg
Deering Patent Pending Twenty-Ten Tone Ring
Three-Ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
True Tone Deering Tailpiece
Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11” Top Frosted Medium Crown Head
24 Round Hooks and ¼” Hex Nuts
24 Bracket Shoes
Slender Shaped Armrest 5/8" Maple Bridge With Ebony Top
Nickel Plated Hardware
Maple Stained Red Mahogany
Straight Inside Resonator Sidewalls
Includes aDeering Hardshell Case
Tone: A strong mid range tone with good bass and vibrant highs, that is versatile for playing both Clawhammer and Bluegrass styles of playing.
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”
Overall Instrument Length 38”
Weight Approx. 9 lbs
Warranty: Warranty: The trust and pride Deering shares in their product gives them the confidence to grant every owner of a new Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship