Great for Irish or jazz.
The rolled steel rim of the Boston creates a bright, powerful tone that is unique to Deering banjos. The clarity and crispness of this tenor banjo is ideal for jazz or folk or Irish music. The satin finish mahogany neck and resonator enhance the bright nickel-plated metal parts. The fingerboard inlays are delicately beautiful and the guitar style tuners are precise and smooth. The fully adjustable truss rod allows the player to fine-tune the string "action" for any unique and highly personalized playing style. The fret scale is 21 inches. The short 17-fret neck is preferred by many Irish players and some jazz players. The close frets make fast notes and complex chords easier to reach.
- Select woods and inlay
- Plays and sounds superb
- Versatile aplications
- Hard case included
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Boston 17-Fret Tenor Banjo Specifications:
17 Nickel-Silver Pressed In Frets
Slender, Fast and Comfortable Deering Neck Shape
Pearl Dot & Leaf Inlays
Guitar Style Tuners,
(Planetary Tuners available as an option)
Nickel Plated and Durable 3/16" Steel Rim That Rings Like a Tone Ring
Frosted Bottom 11" High Crown Head
Beveled Tension Hoop
Butterfly 24-Piece Flange
24 flat hooks with 9/32" Hex Nuts
Nickel Plated Hardware
Durable Satin Finish
Has a clean and bright tone, easily heard in a band.
Tuned: C,G,D,A for Dixieland or Traditional Jazz
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
Includes a Deering Hardshell Case
Neck Width at the Nut: 1 3/16³
Scale Length Nut to Bridge: 23³
Resonator Diameter: 13 7/8³
Overall Instrument Length: 35³
The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.