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Deering Maple Blossom (2002)


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Scale Length: 26"
Nut Width: 1.25"
Neck Wood: Maple
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Peghead Overlay: Select hardwood
Peghead Inlay: Deering banner logo in mother-of-pearl
Fret Markers: 1, 3, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17 and 19
Nut Material: Bone
Spikes: 7, 9, and 10
Tuners: Nickel plated with pearloid buttons
Finish: Dark walnut-stained full-gloss
Rim Size: 11"
Rim Wood: Maple
Rim or Resonator Binding: Cream
Resonator Wood: Maple
Tailpiece: Presto
Head: Frosted white
Armrest: Nickel
Case: Original Deering hard-shell case
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The Deering Maple Blossom sits near the top end of all the resonators manufactured by Deering Banjo Company, and this example from 2002 has all the sparkle and twang to prove exactly why the model is so highly regarded. Foremost, the Maple Blossom has (as the name implies) an all-maple construction on both the pot and the neck, giving it truly impressive volume, clarity and percussive snap, even when compared to other bluegrass banjos. As is to be expected on a banjo of this caliber, the Maple Blossom also features a full flange for increased sustain and power, and a no-holes, flathead-style tone ring, rather than the -06- tone ring featured in more recent Maple Blossoms. For the serious bluegrass banjo player, there are few instruments better than the Maple Blossom, which can truly be considered a professional-grade instrument.

This instrument is in excellent condition with almost no signs of playwear. It has been recently set up for low action amenable to traditional bluegrass as well as melodic three-finger playing. Included in the price is the original hard-shell case.

*Photos from our inventory, actual grain patterns may vary Slightly. Contact us for details.