Deering Boston 5 String Banjo

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The 'Boston' 5 string model with ornate Greg Deering pearl & maple inlays. This professional banjo has a 3/16" thick steel rim which rings out loud and clear with a sound similar to a bronze tone ring. The Boston design is unique to Deering and provides you with a top quality banjo at an affordable price. Please see below for specification details.
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Description

Buy your Deering Boston 5 String Banjo from Eagle Music Shop and receive our premier workshop setup at no extra cost.

Deering Boston Specification:

In Greg and Janet Deerings Words:
“The Boston has quite a history behind it. When we started out to build Deering Banjos, the very first banjo we made was called the Intermediate and the basic guts of that banjo was a relatively new concept - a steel rim. Steel has good weight and a very good ring for a banjo that is made in a little bit of a lower price range.

When we first started making it, Janet and I would go to a local bluegrass club, and when we would get out of the car we could always hear one banjo all the way across the parking lot. We noticed that almost every time it was a Boston. That steel rim has a really good clarity of tone. It carries really well and will project beyond banjos that cost much more. 

We call it the Boston because of the banjo heritage of the city of Boston. Over a hundred years ago the whole Mecca of banjo manufacturing was centered around the city of Boston.” - Greg Deering

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. 

The Boston has an adjustable mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard and mother-of-pearl dot inlays and is satin finished. The Boston is fitted with a 24 piece flange and a mahogany resonator.

Neck:
  • Mahogany - Now Available in Maple
  • 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
  • Slender Deering Neck Shape
  • Seed and Vine Maple & Pearloid Inlays
  • Guitar style tuners (Planetary Tuners available as an option)
  • Satin Finish

Pot:
  • Nickel Plated and Durable 3/16″ Steel Rim
  • True Tone Deering Tailpiece
  • 11″ Banjo Head
  • Beveled Tension Hoop
  • 24 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Hex Nuts
  • 24 Bracket Shoes
  • Butterfly 24-Piece Flange
  • Nickel Plated Hardware


Resonator:
Mahogany
Trimmed in White
Straight Sidewalls
Satin Finish

Tone:
Has the sweet sound of mahogany with less sustain than a maple or walnut banjo.
Crisp highs and good bass response with less overtones than many banjos.
Easy to play with clarity of note separation. Great for recording.

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. 9.6 lbs

Available Left Handed, Tenor, Plectrum, open back or with planetary tuner upgrade

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case
Lifetime Warranty

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! 

Specification

Category 5 String Banjo
Playing Level Intermediate, Professional
Playing Style Bluegrass gDGBD
Banjo Pot Size 11 inch Pot
Body Type Resonator
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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