This model was designed by Greg Deering along with the late John Hartford. It incorporates a Genadillo wood tone ring that not only makes it lighter, but also gives it a very unique tone; this banjo is equally at home in an old-time or a bluegrass jam. It features a beautiful maple neck and resonator finished in a satin walnut stain. The full specs can be found on Deering's web site. The original retail price on this model new is $4,999, so here's an opportunity to get a great banjo at a tremendous savings!