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Deering Deering Calico 19 Fret Tenor Banjo

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  • Calico 19 Fret Tenor

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Kieran Hanrahan plays his Deering Calico

  • £4,299.00

Available in Right or Left hand models, pictures show right hand and Left hand models. Please use drop down selection box to choose. ...One of The finest 19 Fret tenor banjo ever made, quilted maple, Deering bell bronze -06- flat head tone ring, fast action Deering maple neck. The choice of Irish Tenor Banjo Ace Kieran Hanrahan.
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Buy your Deering Deering Calico 19 Fret Tenor Banjo from Eagle Music Shop and receive our premier workshop setup at no extra cost.

Available in Right or Left hand models. Please use the drop down box to choose.

The Beautiful Deering Calico Tenor Banjo  ... The choice of world renowned Irish tenor banjo player Kieran Hanrahan. Steve Noon our company owner writes …When I first took the Deering Calico to an all Ireland fleadh, I couldn’t wait to show it to Kieran. I said to him’ I have a great banjo to show you’ …Kieran replied ‘I’ll be the judge of that!’ …I am delighted to say that Kieran bought the banjo! I have built up a friendship with Kieran over the years and see him from time to time. When I see him these days he always tells me that the Calico is the greatest session and recording banjo that he has ever played.

We set up each banjo with the correct gauge strings for tuning and playing 'Irish tenor banjo' ...At the set-up stage, we file the nut and the bridge to suit the heavier gauge strings and set the action and intonation ...we tune each banjo to G, D, A, E for 'Irish' dropped tuning. Kieran’s  uses our Eagle-Puretone strings and we set up his Calico with the following gauges ..1st 12 plain, 2nd 16 plain, 3rd 28 wound phosphor bronze, 4th 38 wound phosphor bronze.

More information on the superb Deering Calico tenor banjo:-

The Deering Calico 19 fret tenor banjo ... is built from eastern hard curly rock maple.It has a clear bright tone with very powerful voice and projection. It has a very comfortable, easy to play neck profile.The Eastern hard rock curly maple neck and resonator are honey stained in colour, and trimmed in purfling and ivoroid binding.

The feel of binding provides a more comfortable neck. Scroll shaped mother-of-pearl inlays are set in the ebony fingerboard. The elegant ebony faced headstock has mother of pearl inlays and is bound in white.

The three ply maple rim, sand cast virgin bell bronze Deering tone-ring and zinc flange construction generate excellent tone and volume.The inside walls of the resonator on the Calico are tapered to maximise the sound and give you instant response and clear tone.

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! 


Price also includes a Deering Deluxe hardshell case.

Your Deering banjo will also be supplied with the following ...

  • Deering Deluxe hardshell case
  • Banjo maintenance manual
  • Lifetime Guarantee card



Category 4 String Banjo
Playing Level Intermediate, Professional
Playing Style Irish GDAE, Jazz / Singalong CGDA
Body Type Resonator
Number of Frets 19
Tuning Pegs Rear Facing Planetry Pegs
Supplied with Case/Gig Bag Deluxe Hard Case
Manufacturers Warranty Lifetime
Delivery & Returns

  Royal Mail announce changes to Special Delivery and Customer Service Points.
In light of the recent advice given by the government regarding COVID-19, please be aware of the following announcement from Royal Mail advising of changes to their services.

Special Deliveries.

Due to increased absence levels, we’ve reviewed our timed guarantees for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am and 1pm services and will make the following changes.

For items posted from Tuesday 31 March 2020 onwards, our guarantee delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9.00am the next working day will change to by 12.00pm the next working day*. Our guaranteed delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1.00pm will change to by 9.00pm the next working day*.

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 DPD Local Next Day Delivery (next day being the day after it leaves Eagle Music Shop). On the day of delivery you will receive a text message with your hours delivery time slot

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

NB : Orders processed on a Saturday but will not leave us until the Monday as Royal Mail and DPD Local do not collect from us at the Weekend.

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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