Deering Rustic Wreath is a stunning and affordable walnut-stained maple banjo that honors the heritage of the instrument, while taking on a sleek, minimalist feel. It retains older aesthetic features—the Golden Wreath inlay, prewar peghead shape, and iconic flange hole pattern. The tapered profile of the maple neck provides a comfortable playing experience and the deep resonator yields greater bass frequencies. It has an understated satin finish over a dark walnut stain, and single white binding on the resonator. It’s tone has a bright crack, thanks to a Deering 06 tone ring mounted to a three-ply violin-grade maple rim.
In celebration of 20 years of Goodtime banjo success, Deering Banjo Company has launched the Artisan Goodtime banjos. These banjos, priced from $729, offer stunning aesthetics normally reserved for higher price banjos. A rich dark brown hard maple neck features elegant, eye-catching artisan inlays, while the peghead is adorned with a beautiful carved scroll design that allows the maple color to shine through. A three-ply grade maple rim enhances the Artisan banjos’ full, rich, sparkling tone. The Artisan Goodtime banjos come in all standard styles—four-string plectrum, 19-fret five-string parlor banjos, and 22-fret five-string banjos. All are available both with and without resonators and tone rings.