Crisp Maple with a brilliant full bodied tone, deep bass, brilliant highs, The Saratoga Star is one of the most elegantly beautiful modern banjos to enter the musical arena of classic instruments. Greg Deering personally designed the inlays with an Art Nouveau style in mind. Reminiscent of the Victorian Era, this high grade maple banjo stands out as a top of the line professional instrument, at home on the concert stages throughout the world. It is played by world renowned banjoists like Bela Fleck, 2007 IBMA Banjo Player of the Year - Tony Trischka, Joe Bonsal of the Oak Ridge Boys, and Ned Luberecki.
From Bluegrass to Country, Rock to Classical, this is one of the ultimate banjos made today. Crafted with the precision of every Tenbrooks banjo out of highly figured violin grade maple for the ultimate tonal power and sparkle. It is so alive with sound that you can feel the vibrations through the back of the banjo as you play. The sound carries clearly greater distances than other banjos. This banjo is for the dedicated musician who appreciates versatility in communicating with the audience through music.
The Tenbrooks Saratoga Star was developed for the professional who wants slightly more edge with a brighter tone! Jens Kruger currently plays his Deering Tenbrooks model fitted with the Deering -06- tone ring.
Neck: Curly Maple Neck stained a Rich Dark Red Mahogany 22 Glued in Nickel Silver Frets Ebony Fingerboard Ivoroid Binding Bone Nut Adjustable Truss Rod Spikes are installed at 7 & 9th frets Deering Planetary Tuners Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
Pot: Deering -06- Tone Ring Tenbrooks style 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop 11” Frosted Top, Medium Crown Head 24 Round Hooks with ¼” Hex Nuts Nickel plated Zinc Flange Deering True Tone Tailpiece Nickel Plated Hardware 11/16” Signature Maple Ebony Bridge
Resonator: Deep resonator made of Curly Maple Resonator Sides are Specially Tapered on the Inside for Projection of Tone Stained a Deep Red Brown Highly Polished Finish
Tone: The Saratoga Star resounds with a brilliant full bodied tone with deep bass and brilliant highs. It has a pleasing clarity and balance on every string up and down the entire fingerboard. The full Tenbrooks banjo design, materials and dimensions create this maple banjo that brings out all the best tone from the wood and precisely created metal parts so that this instrument rings true with a sweet clarity and uninhibited musicality.
Includes a Deering Hardshell Case
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. 11 lbs
Lifetime Warranty: The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship