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.