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Used Deering Golden Era 5-String Banjo

Get a classic bluegrass tone that really cuts!  The Deering Golden Era banjo is the curly maple version of Deering's take on prewar Gibson Mastertone style banjos.  

This banjo is in mint condition minus one small ding on the back of the neck (shown in pictures). The ding doesn't go through the finish and will not grow with time. This banjo has an insanely great traditional bluegrass banjo tone.  

The Deering Golden Era 5-string banjo has a select flame maple neck & resonator with Cremona sunburst finish, white binding, 20-hole bell bronze tone ring, one-piece cast zinc flange, double cut peghead, Deering True Tone tailpiece, bound ebony fretboard with hearts & flowers inlay pattern, ebony peghead overlay inlaid with pearl, planetary tuners, nickel hardware. Styled after banjos of the pre-war "Golden Era" with a fuller neck & deeper resonator than other Deerings. Resonator walls taper for better sound projection. Deering wooden archtop hardshell case included. 

This banjo comes with 5th string spikes installed at frets 7, 8, 9, and 10 at no extra cost!

• Curly Maple
• Cremona Sunburst Stain
• Traditional Fuller Neck Shape
• Ebony Fingerboard
• Hearts & Flowers Mother of Pearl Inlays
• Trimmed with White/Black/White Binding
• Bone Nut
• 22 Glued in Nickel Silver Frets
• Traditional 5th-String Nut
• White Binding with Black/White Trim
• Deering Planetary Tuners
• Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
Includes spikes at frets 7, 8, 9

• Deering 20 Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring
• Golden Era Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
• Nickel Plated Traditional Style Zinc Flange
• 11" Top Frosted Medium Crown Head
• Deering True Tone Tailpiece
• Nickel Plated Hardware


• Deeper Resonator Sound Chamber
• The Resonator Sides are Specially Tapered on the Inside for Projection of Tone
• Curly Maple with Cremona Sunburst Stained Resonator
• White Binding with Black/White Trim
• High Gloss Finish

The Golden Era has a larger air chamber like the Tenbrooks banjos which gives the banjos a more resonant hollow sound with deep bass response for a traditional prewar bluegrass sound. Clear, bright highs and resonant deep bass notes.


  • NeckWidth at the Nut 1 13/64”
  • Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4”
  • Resonator diameter 13 7/8”
  • Overall Instrument Length 38”
  • Weight Approx. 11 lbs

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case
Lifetime Warranty