Featuring a 12" rim, this banjo is for clawhammer banjoists who are looking for a classic old time banjo sound. Deering builds in a traditional "scoop″ that allows more room for the fingers and thumb of the right hand to pluck the strings over the fingerboard. The violin grade maple rim is steamed and bent in house keeping the quality consistently very high. A fiberskyn head is installed over the rim, and a classic "no knot tailpiece″ for a traditional old time sound. This is a light weight banjo that is made especially for musicians who want the warmer tones that go well in a string band with a fiddle and bass.
The Old Time Wonder is reliable and exceptional in tone, playability, versatility and responsiveness, with a round woody tone perfect for old time string bands.
Neck: Deep Warm Brown Stained Maple Neck Scooped Ebony Fingerboard Adjustable Truss Rod 17 Nickel Silver Pressed in Frets Traditional Vega Neck Shape Deering Planetary Tuners Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
Pot: 12" Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim Shoe & Screw Bracket Assembly Beveled Tension Hoop 12” Fiberskyn Medium Collar Head 24 Flat Hooks and 9/32” Hex Nuts Vega Armrest No Knot Tailpiece Nickel Plated Hardware Satin Finish Includes a Deering/Vega Hardshell Openback Case
Tone: The mellowest and most gentle banjo sound, a lovely full tone. The Old Time Wonder is reliable and exceptional in tone, playability, versatility and responsiveness, with a woody thunkiness that is perfect for old time string bands.
Tuned: g,D,G,B,D in standard tuning Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
Dimensions: Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4” Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4” Diameter 12” Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2" Weight Approx. 5 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.