Deering Eagle II Specification:
The ‘Eagle II’ Our Namesake Banjo! A special super deluxe, gold plated and engraved First Production Model of this banjo …Serial No. 0001 !!! was presented to our company owner Steve Noon, on March 20th 2010 at our Deering ‘Banjo 1000’ event where Eagle celebrated Eagle Music's worldwide sales of over 1000 Deering Banjos with Greg and Janet Deering and The Kruger Brothers.
Please click on this link to see details and photographs of the banjo event
We combined our love for the banjo and decades of experience to bring about the first model of our original new series we call the Eagle Series. The Eagle II banjo has exciting new engraved inlays designed by Greg Deering, a new decorative flange and a patent pending tone ring. The “Twenty-Ten”© Tone Ring was 3 years in development by Greg Deering, Jens Kruger and Philip Zanon. We have blazed new and exciting territory in tone ring technology to create a rich, powerful and traditional sound in the Eagle II banjo.
Greg Deering personally developed new manufacturing techniques that allow us to bring the Eagle II banjo to you with a top professional quality that you don’t normally find in banjos in this price range. This is in keeping with his motivation for starting the Deering Banjo Company in the first place, and that was to make superior quality banjos accessible to the average person as well as top professionals.
We know the Eagle will be a proud addition to any banjoists arsenal.
Our 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.
Heres what Greg Deering says about the Eagle II banjo
The Eagle banjo is a whole new breed of banjo. The Eagle banjo features the ground breaking, patent pending Twenty-Ten Tone Ring which is a completely original Deering design 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. With the launch of this spectacular new banjo, we are releasing the Eagle banjo exclusively through our Master Dealers. Eagle Music are the Master Dealer for the UK.
The Eagle II has a strong mid range tone with good bass and vibrant highs that is versatile for playing both Bluegrass and Clawhammer styles. This fine banjo holds its own when played in a hard driving bluegrass session, on stage or played gently in the comfort of your own home …the quality and clarity of tone is quite exceptional.
Specifications of the Eagle II banjo:-
- Maple Stained a Dark Red Mahogany
- Natural Ebony Fingerboard
- 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
- Original Eagle Engraved Inlays
- Slender Deering Neck Shape
- Fully Adjustable Truss Rod
- Planetary Banjo Tuners
- Geared 5th String Peg
- Deering Patent Pending Twenty-Ten Tone Ring
- Three-Ply Violin Grade Maple 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" Maple Bridge With Ebony Top
- Nickel Plated Hardware
- Maple Stained Red Mahogany
- White Binding
- Straight Inside Resonator Sidewalls
Price Includes a Deering Hardshell Case
A strong mid range tone with good bass and vibrant highs, that is versatile for playing both Clawhammer and Bluegrass styles of playing.
Tuned:g,D,G,B,D in standard tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
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
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