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Deering Calico Banjo 5 String Honey Stained Maple Resonator Banjo

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Deering Calico 5 String Resonator Banjo
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Our Price: $4,729.00

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Deering Factory Pre Order 7-14 Days
Product Code: D-CALICO

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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 we add two features, we taper the inside of the resonator walls for added projection of tone, and we also add 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.

From the Hartford model and up, each fret is glued in place to ensure the finest fret work possible. This tedious process pays off with perfectly even frets and easy refretting in the future. Also, the inside of the resonator has a tapered side wall. More sound is directed outward through the flange holes instead of being caught inside between parallel walls. This feature increases the volume of a banjo and improves the tone. The frets of the Maple Blossom, Deluxe, Black Diamond, Sierra, and Boston are hammered or pressed in by a skilled craftsman.

Deering Calico Banojo Features:
  • Maple Resonator
  • Maple Neck
  • Premium Blond Curly Rock Maple for both Neck and Resonator
  • Neck and Resonator trimmed with Ivoroid Binding accented by multi-color wood purfling
  • Ornate Curly Mother of Pearl Position Markers
  • Peghead Bound in White
  • Glued in Frets
  • Internal Tapered Resonator Walls for great volume and clarity
  • Deering Sandcast Bell Bronze Tone Ring
  • Three-Ply Rock Maple Rim
  • One-Piece Cast Resonator Flange
  • Ebony Fingerboard and Peghead Overlay
  • Two-Way Adjustable Truss Rod in the Neck
  • Geared 5th String Tuner
  • Planetary Tuning Machines
  • Double Co-Ordinator Rods
  • Nickel Plated
  • Lifetime Warranty

The Neck:
Curly Maple With A Honey Stain
Natural Ebony Fingerboard
22 Glued In Nickel Silver Frets
Mother Of Pearl Scroll Inlays
Ivoroid Bound Fingerboard
Multi-color Neck Purfling Trim
Adjustable Truss Rod
Deering Planetary Tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
Bound Neck and Peghead
Slender, Comfortable Deering Neck Shape
High Gloss Finish

The Pot:

Deering -06- Bell Bronze Tone Ring
Deering Premium Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11″ Top Frosted Medium Crown Head
24 Round Hooks with ″ Hex Nuts
One Piece Nickel Plated Zinc Flange
5/8″ Deering Maple/Ebony Bridge
Deering True Tone Tailpiece
Satin Finish


Curly Maple
Coral Snake Wood Purfling Trim
Ivoroid Binding
Shallow Depth For Quick Response
The Resonator Sides Are Specially Tapered On the Inside for Projection of Tone
High Gloss Finish

With a brighter tone than mahogany, maple provides a beautiful bass response and great highs. The banjo plays string to string and up the neck at a consistent clarity and excellent volume so it is easily heard amongst a band.


Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38″
Weight Approx. 11 lbs

Available in Tenor & Plectrum
Includes a Deering Hardshell Case
Lifetime Warranty

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