We always prefer to have you visit us in person instead of through a distant Internet connection, but understand you might want to see or purchase certain items without driving.So, after many years, we present this searchable database of our store inventory.We find ourselves so busy in our real store that it is difficult to keep things absolutely up-to-date in our virtual store. We have may items that are not currently posted and we have stripped the prices off of may things because they were out of date and in violation of our suppliers' policies. We plan to do a BIG update of inventory and pricing SOON.
Deering Deering John Hartford 5-string Banjo (pop off resonator)
Deering John Hartford 5-string Resonator Banjo with pop-off resonator.
A Deering original with a Grenadillo tone ring, a light weight bluegrass banjo designed by Greg Deering specially for John Hartford.
The Hartford banjo is made of flamed maple and stained to a deep brown. It has the look of a vintage instrument.
The inlay reflects John's enthusiasm for steamboats.
Greg's years of experience with various woods combined with John's research into the design of vintage banjos culminated in the idea of using a Grenadillo tone ring made from a wood used on marimbas. This unique tone ring is mounted on our three-ply violin grade maple rim with a zinc flange to create lighter weight, (8 lbs instead of 11 or 12) banjo.
The Grenadillo wood tone ring will mature like a violin or guitar. With consistent use, the the volume of this banjo will increase dramatically.