Lowe Vintage is an authorized dealer for Deering Banjo Company! From Deering's website:
Now with a featuring the new Grand 12" Rim, this banjo is perfect for old time clawhammer banjoists. The wider 12" rim brings out more bass response and truly gives a great old time banjo tone when paired with the fiberskyn head. Featuring a scooped neck to ease playing over the fingerboard. We build in a traditional "scoop" that allows more room for the fingers and thumb of the right hand to pluck the strings over the fingerboard.
It is the mellowest banjo sound, a lovely full tone. The Old Tyme Wonder is reliable and exceptional in tone, playability, versatility and responsiveness, with a round woody tone perfect for old time string bands.
Deep Warm Brown Stained Maple Neck
Scooped Ebony Fingerboard
Adjustable Truss Rod
17 Nickel Silver Pressed in Frets
Traditional Vega Neck Shape
Deering Planetary Tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
NEW Grand 12" Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
Shoe & Screw Bracket Assembly
Beveled Tension Hoop
12" Fiberskyn Medium Collar Head
24 Flat Hooks and 9/32 Hex Nuts
No Knot Tailpiece
Nickel Plated Hardware
Includes a Deering/Vega Hardshell Openback Case
The mellowest and most gentle banjo sound, a lovely full tone. The Old Tyme Wonder is reliable and exceptional in tone, playability, versatility and responsiveness, with a woody thunkiness that is perfect for old time string bands.
Tuned: g,D,G,B,D in standard tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4"
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4"
Rim Diameter 11 or 12"
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2"
Weight Approx. 5 lbs
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.