Deering ‘John Hartford’ 5-String Banjo

Deering John Hartgford ModelThere are probably among you, a few banjophiles who will remember John Hartford’s visit to the Homestead Pickin’ Parlor shortly after he began endorsing Deerings.  Although it was billed as a workshop, it was more of a ‘shake and howdie’ and the instrument room has never been as crowded since.  To this day when you take one of Deering’s ‘John Hartford’ banjos off the wall, you instantly recognize the sound we associate with John’s banjo playing.  The inlays were uniquely designed by Deering head craftsman, Chuck, with input from John.  There is both historical precendent and a riverboat theme made manifest in the inlays which immediately identify abanjo.  Here’s some of the other features which go into making this unique banjo:

  • Curly Maple Neck with Walnut Stain
  • Beautiful Steamboat Scroll Mother of Pearl Inlays
  • Ebony Fretboard, Bone Nut
  • 22 Glued in Nickel Silver Frets
  • Adjustable Truss Rod
  • Deering Planetary Tuners
  • Deering Geared 5th Stribng Tuner
  • White Binding with Black/White Trim
  • Hartford Grenadillo Tone Ring
  • Premium Biolin Grade 3-Ply Maple Rim
  • Brass Notched Tension Hoop
  • 11″ Frosted on Top Medium Crown Head
  • 24 Round Hooks with 1/4″ Hex Nuts
  • One Piece Cast Zinc Flange
  • 5/” Maple/Ebony Bridge
  • Deering True Tone Tailpiece
  • curly Maple Dark Walnut Stained Resonator
  • Special Inside Taper on Resonator to Project Sound
  • White Resonator Binding with Black/White Trim
  • Vintage Satin Finish
  • Includes Hardshell Case
  • Lifetime Warranty

MSRP = $4,619.00*

* But not the HPPARP** – Give us a Call (612)861-3308
** That’s shorthand for the Homestead Pickin’ Parlor Actual Retail Price


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