Lowe Vintage is an authorized dealer for Deering Banjo Company! From Deering's website:
The Clawgrass No. 2 model is created when Mark Johnson approached Deering with one vision in mind - to offer the same solid foundation, quality, tone and playability of his original, but at a more affordable price point.
The new Deering Clawgrass No. 2 banjo has the same dynamic tone as the original Clawgrass. Using the same peghead and fingerboard inlay designs, rendered in man made materials, Deering has made this lovely banjo much more affordable for the average player.
The much sought after Clawgrass neck width (1.37") is still present on the Clawgrass No. 2, which also features standard nickel plating unlike its hand engraved, 24K gold plated sibling. The banjo gets its finishing touches from simpler yet equally as elegant binding on the neck, peghead, and rim.
Beauty and elegance doesn't always have to carry the price tag.
An Elegant Neck Of Our Highest Grade English Walnut
White Bound Peghead Featuring Pearloid "Clawgrass" Inlay
High Grade Ebony Fingerboard With Intricate Pearloid Inlays
Clawgrass Neck Shape
Adjustable Truss Rod
22 Glued In Nickel Silver Frets
Deering Planetary Tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
5th String Spikes At Frets 7, 9, and 10
Deering -06- 20 Hole Bell Bronze Nickel Plated Tone Ring
Premium Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
Rim Bound with Ivoroid
Top Frosted Medium Crown Head
5/8" Deering Bridge
24 Round Hooks and 5/16 Hex Nuts
With the exceptionally brilliant tone, quality and playability, it's more than just a show piece, it's a banjo player's dream come true.
Neck Width At the Nut 1 1/3
Scale Length Nut To Bridge 26 1/4
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2
Weight Approx. 9 lbs
Includes a Deering Hardshell Case