Deering White Lotus 5 String Resonator Banjo with Deering Hard Case

Deering White Lotus

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Deering White Lotus 5 String Banjo

  • £1,799.00
  • RRP £2,099.00
  • Save £300.00

New from Deering Banjos USA, the bluegrass inspired White Lotus banjo, named for its lotus flower inspired inlay pattern, is centered around the patent pending white oak rim. Notably lacking a traditional heavy tone ring, the natural white oak rim closely recreates a bright, crisp bluegrass punch, ushering in a new era in playing comfort and sound for today’s banjo player. Supplied in a Deering Hard Case. See below for details.
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Description

Deering White Lotus 5 String Resonator Banjo Specifications

For years players have been asking for a lighter weight banjo with a full rich tone at an affordable price point. This desire has now become reality in the new White Lotus 5-string resonator banjo. Weighing in at only 8 pounds and featuring the newly patented Deering white oak rim design, this American white oak banjo has the bright tone, crisp and clear note distinction, power, and sustain formerly only seen in banjos with metallic tone rings.

Having heard a vintage guitar of white oak years ago, Greg Deering decided to experiment with a white oak rim and neck for a banjo to see how the tone of this unique tone wood translated to a banjo.

Surprisingly the result is a banjo with an almost metallic resonance without a tone ring. Why? American white oak is noted for a heavy, straight-grained texture; hard, tough, very stiff and strong. It is these key qualities of white oak wood that imbue this banjo with strong fundamental notes and a series of overtones that imitate a bell metal tone ring without the additional weight characteristic of this classic banjo component. Now the banjo player can have the much desired lighter weight banjo with “tone ring” power.

Alongside the patented white oak rim, other features include a white oak neck and resonator accented with white binding, a Midnight Maple fingerboard and peghead overlay, new lotus flower inspired inlays, the Eagle Series style flange, Deering’s comfortable neck shape with the easily recognizable peghead profile and and a sparkling glossy finish.

Neck:

  • White Oak Neck
  • White Binding
  • Midnight Maple Fingerboard
  • 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
  • Original Lotus Flower Engraved Inlays
  • Slender Deering Neck Shape
  • Fully Adjustable Truss Rod
  • Planetary Banjo Tuners
  • Geared 5th String Peg
  • Gloss Finish

Pot:

  • Three-Ply White Oak 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
  • Eagle 2-Piece Flange
  • Slender Shaped Armrest
  • 5/8" SMILE™ Bridge With Ebony Top
  • Nickel Plated Hardware

Resonator:

  • White Oak Resonator
  • White Binding
  • Straight Inside Resonator Sidewalls
  • Gloss Finish
  • Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Tone:

  • 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″
  • Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
  • Overall Instrument Length 38″
  • Weight Approx. 10 lbs

Price includes a Deering Deluxe Hard Shell Case

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


Each banjo we supply is individually set up in our on-site Banjo Specialist Workshop here at Eagle Music. Any Banjo purchased from Eagle will be fully SET UP, checked for intonation and playability and tuned ready for playing straight out of the box!


Your Deering 'Sierra' Banjo will also be supplied with the following ...

  • Deering Deluxe hardshell case
  • FREE Greg Deering DVD 'How to Set Up the Best Sounding Banjo'
  • Deering Banjo maintenance manual
  • Lifetime Guarantee card

 

Specification

Category 5 String Banjo
Playing Level Intermediate, Professional
Playing Style Bluegrass gDGBD
Banjo Pot Size 11 inch Pot
Body Type Resonator
Number of Frets 22
Tuning Pegs Rear Facing Planetry Pegs
Supplied with Case/Gig Bag Deluxe Hard Case
Manufacturers Warranty Lifetime
Delivery & Returns

We will endeavor to ensure that orders are speedily processed and despatched the same day if at all possible.

Ordered items requiring setting up in the workshop will be despatched within 1-2 days using Interlink Express Next Day Delivery (next day being the day after it leaves Eagle Music Shop).

You will be informed immediately if there is a problem with any part of your order or if any item is 'out of stock'.

You can read our full deliveries policy here.

Should you not be entirely happy with your purchase, or you have ordered an incorrect item, Eagle Music is happy to refund your purchase (excluding postage) within 28 days providing the goods are in a fully resaleable condition (including the original undamaged packaging) and not featured within the Exclusion Policy. (Exclusions apply to selected products).

Please note the following exclusions:

DVD's and CD's cannot be returned unless they are faulty

Banjo heads cannot be returned once you have tried to fit them to your banjo

Harmonica's have a 7 day guarantee and can be returned within this time if they are found to be faulty

Goods must be returned to Eagle Music together with a covering letter and contact details so that the matter can be dealt with efficiently and promptly.

You can read our full returns policy here.

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