Deering Eagle II Open Back Specification:
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 sales of over ‘1000’ Deering Banjos with Greg and Janet Deering and The Kruger Brothers.
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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 Dealers 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.
The vibrant clarity of the sound of the 20/10 tone ring brings new possibilities of musical expression across all genres of music played on the Eagle II banjo.
it is the most affordable professional 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. Excellent range of tone and projection for playing many kinds of banjo music.
Build Specifications of the Eagle II Open Back 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
- Gloss Finish
- 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
- Maple Stained Red Mahogany
- Gloss Finish
- Slender Shaped Armrest
- Nickel Plated Hardware
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. 4.780Kg (9.538 lbs)
The trust and pride Deering share in their product gives them the confidence to grant every owner of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of materials and workmanship
Supplied complete with a Deering Deluxe Hardshell Case
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!