This instrument is a Floor Model and is in Mint Condition.
A premium quality world class 5-string banjo that is appreciated for its crisp tone with great highs and distinctive bass response. The Calico is not only beautiful, but it is also exceptionally dynamic with both powerful sound and response providing an excellent tool for all styles of music. At this price point Deering added two more features, they taper the inside of the resonator walls for added projection of tone, and also added the feature of glued-in frets. Each fret is fitted to the fingerboard and glued in place so that in the future when the frets are worn out, they can easily be replaced without chipping the fingerboard. You will gain these benefits on every model from the Calico on up the line.
The heart of the Deering Calico banjo is the Deering bronze tone-ring, precisely fitted to the three ply maple rim. The Deering -06- tone ring produces a beautiful, balanced overtone spectrum. Its weight is ideal for most styles played on the banjo. A softer touch will provide you with as much sustain as you ever want, a sharper attack will produce a distinct pop and accurate note separation. You will notice no dead spots over the entire fingerboard. The beautiful highs and powerful well rounded bass is the result of intense study of alloys and shapes resulting in superb sound.
We inspect each an every instrument we ship out for maximum playability. We adjust the action and adjust intonation when needed. If you would like a specific adjustment, just add it to your order notes and we would be happy to adjust to your liking.
The exact appearance of new instruments vary. These photos may not be of the actual instrument you will be receiving. Actual photos available upon request.
Curly Maple With A Honey Stain
Natural Ebony Fingerboard
Mother Of Pearl Scroll Inlays
Ivoroid Bound Fingerboard and Peghead
Multi-color Neck Purfling Trim
Slender Deering Neck Shape
22 Nickel-Silver Frets
Fully Adjustable Two Way Truss Rod
Deering Planetary Banjo Tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
High Gloss Finish
Deering -06- 20 Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring
11″ Deering Premium Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11″ Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
5/8″ Deering Smile Maple/Ebony Bridge
24 Round Hooks and ¼″ Hex Nuts
One Piece Cast Zinc Flange
Slender Shaped Armrest
Nickel Plated Hardware
Deering True Tone Tailpiece
Coral Snake Wood Purfling Trim
Shallow Depth For Quick Response
Resonator Sides Are Specially Tapered On the Inside for Projection of Tone
High Gloss Finish
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
Rim Diameter 11″
Overall Instrument Length 38″
Weight Approx. 11 lbs
Deering Hardshell Case Included
Important information if shipping outside of the USA:
Please note: To help insure the future availability of certain materials used in the construction of this instrument, additional fees and/or documentation may be required when shipping this item outside of the USA. This is due to the CITES treaty, which regulates international trade of certain materials like rosewood, abalone, and pearl. If you purchase this item to be shipped outside of the USA, we’ll determine whether the regulations apply to your order, and will contact you with more information if necessary.