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About Deering Banjos

Read more... Greg Deering began learning woodworking from his father at the age of two by watching him build model airplanes. Growing up in San Diego, he received his first tools and tool box which he had carefully laid out in his wagon on his third birthday. Many of these tools he still has today. That is how important this was to him. It was a career in the making. At the age of 12, Greg purchased his first banjo by investing a months pay from his paper route into a used banjo. He learned to play Kingston Trio songs on his banjo with his best friend Tom playing guitar. Greg made his first banjo as an industrial arts major at San Diego State College. In 1970, at 19 years of age he joined other enterprising young college students at the American Dream Co-Op and began doing instrument repairs and building banjos. This co-op would become the birth place of at least four now world renowned instrument manufacturers - a true tribute to the concept of the American dream! The American dream became the theme of Greg’s life when he and Janet started the Deering Banjo Company in 1975 as a family business. Together they not only raised two children but built, piece by piece, the Deering banjo factory.

Deering Goodtime

Read more... If you want a top quality reasonably priced banjo, this is the one! We make it right here in America at the Deering Banjo factory. The Goodtime openback banjo weighs only 4 pounds so it is ideal for traveling, camping, hiking, or taking to the beach. It provides a vibrant singing banjo tone. The Goodtime banjo is light enough for children to hold and play and is the perfect banjo for a child to start out with. More people succeed in learning to play when they start out on a Goodtime banjo. Teachers and professionals around the world recommend the Goodtime banjo!

Deering Goodtime Special

Read more... The newly Patented Goodtime Special Tone Ring designed by Deering produces a powerfully crisp, bright, sparkling tone, a considerable step up in tone from the original tone ring that was featured on our Goodtime Special banjos. The volume of tone is a wonderful surprise to players. If you're looking for a banjo with good volume and tone, and prefer to keep the cost as low as possible, then this is the banjo for you. This banjo will perform well in a jam session or band setting, feel comfortable, fret correctly, and be a stable instrument you can play for years to come.

Deering Goodtime 17-Fret Tenor Banjo

Read more...Read more...DEERING Good Time 17-Fret Tenor Banjo -The Classic Goodtime Two 17-Fret Tenor banjo is tuned like a viola in Standard Tenor Banjo Tuning of C,G,D,A.  It can also be tuned like a violin (one octave lower) in the Irish Tenor Tuning of G,D,A,E. The Classic has a traditional look with the Deering peghead shape, a rich brown stain, and planetary banjo Tuners. It's a good tenor banjo, lighter weight with a clear tone that is warm and resonant. Because this model has a resonator it is louder than the open back model. It has an accurate neck that is as comfortable as can be. The vintage look and light weight make traveling easy with this great playing banjo, offering you years of delight and enjoyment.

Deering Goodtime Americana

Read more...Read more...DEERING Good Time Americana Banjo -The Americana is the first 5-string banjo from Deering to be fitted with their new Grand 12” rim, which gives the banjo a stronger bass response and a much warmer tone. The fullness and warmth of the larger rim is further enhanced by the addition of a 12” Renaissance head which beautifully complements the banjo both visually and sonically.


Deering Goodtime Solana 6 Banjo

Read more...Read more...DEERING Goodtime Solana 6 Banjo -With repeated requests from its customers to create a 6-string Goodtime banjo, Deering focused on giving the customers what they wanted with the new Goodtime Solana 6. The new Goodtime Solana 6 is a new kind of 6-string banjo designed to bring out the creativity in the player and features all of the American craftsmanship and quality that owners of Goodtime banjos have come to expect. The Solana 6 stands out from the pack thanks to is its nylon strings which offers the player a sweet, mellow tone akin to a classical guitar, but with the bright undertones of a banjo. 

Deering Eagle II 5-String

Read more... Deering's newest and most affordable professional grade resonator 5-string banjo. The Eagle II banjo is a whole new breed of banjo. It features the ground breaking, patent pending Twenty-Ten Tone Ring which is a completely original Deering design that is unlike any other traditional tone ring. It produces a high quality sound that is versatile for many styles of playing. While the sound is uniquely Eagle, it represents a refinement in the quality of banjo tone, something that allows the player to soar to new heights. It is perfect for the player who wants a professional quality banjo that he can use for playing many styles of music. Played by Winston Marshall of Mumford & Sons.

Deering Sierra 5-String Banjo

Read more...Read more... DEERING Sierra 5-String Banjo - DEERINGS most popular professional grade banjo for almost 30 years. They are proud to manufacture the Sierra as affordably as possible and still retain all of the high end features that affect the tone and playability. Simple detailing allows them to keep the cost down, while still giving you all the important components of a high quality banjo.

Deering Sierra 5-String Acoustic/Electric Banjo

Read more... DEERING Sierra 5-String Acoustic/ Electric Banjo -Finally! A banjo that can be played at any volume. The new Sierra Acoustic/Electric banjo features the factory installed Kavanjo banjo head pickup system. This system allows your banjo to be plugged into a guitar amp and played at screaming levels without feedback while still maintaining its acoustic tone.

Deering Boston 5-String Banjo

Read more...Read more... DEERING Boston 5-String banjo -Uniquely Deering, The Boston banjo breaks with tradition and provides a professional quality sound at a lower price point by creating the drum from 3/16″ rolled steel which rings like a tone ring and upgrading the accuracy of tuning with guitar style tuners with a higher gear ratio. The uniquely Deering inlay pattern gives you visual beauty enhancing the great performance.