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Deering John Hartford 5 String w/ Pop On Resonator


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Neck: Curly Maple with Vintage Satin Walnut Stain
Inlay: Beautiful Steamboat Scroll Mother of Pearl Inlays
Binding: White Binding with Black/White Trim
Fingerboard Wood: Ebony Fingerboard
Frets: 22 Glued In Nickel Silver Frets
Nut Material: Bone Nut
Tuners: Deering Planetary Tuners/Geared 5th String Tuner
Tone Ring: Hartford Grenadillo Tone Ring
Rim Wood: Deering Premium Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
Tension Hoop: Brass Notched Tension Hoop
Head: 11” Frosted Top Banjo Head
Flange: One Piece Cast Zinc Flange
Tailpiece: Deering True Tone Tailpiece
Bridge: 5/8” Deering Smile™ Bridge
Resonator: Optional Pop-On Curly Maple Resonator
Resonator Note: Sides Are Specially Tapered On the Inside For Projection of Tone
Case: Deering Hardshell Case


John Hartford has been a favorite musician of the Denver Folklore Center staff for a long time. As fans of this multi talented virtuoso we are delighted every time a new Deering John Hartford Banjo arrives. The pop on resonator and Grenadillo wood tone ring make this one of the most unique and versatile banjos on the current instrument market. 

Removable resonators allow a player to easily switch between open back and resonator without the hassle of removing the flange and mounting brackets while the wooden tone ring produces a much softer tone- also lightening the banjo considerably. To top it off the intricate inlay patterns are themed after the architecture found in old steamboats- a favorite subject of Hartford- and are some of our favorite in the shop.

Also included is a deluxe Deering Hardshell Case and the Deering Limited Lifetime Warranty.

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