Offered for sale, 2002 Deering Boston 5-string banjo serial number 09422102 B347. This beauty produced in September of 2002, is in excellent condition as the photos show. This is a well-cared for instrument exhibiting little if any wear.

Some background info from Deering;
“The Boston has quite a history behind it. When we started out to build Deering Banjos, the very first banjo we made was called the Intermediate and the basic guts of that banjo was a relatively new concept - a steel rim. That steel rim has a really good clarity of tone. It carries really well and will project beyond banjos that cost much more. We call it the Boston because of the banjo heritage of the city of Boston. Over a hundred years ago the whole Mecca of banjo manufacturing was centered around the city of Boston.”

This 2002 Boston model differs from the current model only in the inlays. This instrument features dot inlays while around 2005-2006 the slightly move elaborate inlays as seen on the current model came in to production. The 3/16? rolled steel drum is the same on earlier models as the current model.  A smooth playing mahogany neck has a scale length of 26 ¼” from nut to bridge. The nut width is 1 ¼”, the resonator diameter is 13 7/8” using an 11” banjo head. The overall length of the instrument is 38” and the weight is 9.6 lbs.

This made in San Diego CA Boston 5-String is a beautiful instrument, elegant in its simplicity, great sound, great looks, ready to go!

Original hard shell case included.

***Please note: we do our best giving descriptions of used pieces. We have found it impossible to describe every mark on an instrument or amp that is not in the "mint" category. Also, what's important to you may not be important to someone else. For example, you may say, "I don't care what it looks like as long as it plays or sounds well." Another person may say, "Body cosmetics are very important to me so tell me about every scratch, nick and blemish." So, please ask the questions that are most important to you. If you ask they will be answered. They are free and there's no limit. Additional photos can also be made available.
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Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

Original Hard
23 Years
Imperial Guitar & Soundworks
Bill, Dianne
New Paltz, NY
5:45 AM
10:00 am - 6:00 pm Tues. - Sat. Mondays by appointment only

We accept VISA, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express, as well as certified checks and bank-to-bank wire transfers. Trades and consignments also welcome. Bank to bank wire transfers seem to work best on foreign orders. Wire transfer payment from your bank to: Bank of New York Newburgh branch Imperial Guitar & Soundworks Account number:6800007257 Incoming transit number:021000018 Notify on arrival of funds:(845)561-0202

All shipments made by us are fully insured. Also, all new products are fully covered by the manufacturer's warranty and used gear usually carries our 30 day mail order warranty. All stringed instruments sold by IGS are shipped UPS ground service for about $50.00. Alaska and Hawaii is shipped UPS 2 day Blue Label service for $75.00.(3 day Orange, 2 day Blue, and overnight Red Label is also available throughout the 48 states. Most small goods (pedals, accessories, etc.) are $7.00 for UPS ground service. Size and weight of amplifiers vary greatly. Typically UPS ground service starts at $40.00 and goes up. Please call on each item. GUITAR FREIGHT (Foreign) We ship instruments world wide. Our shipping department prides itself in its ability to safely deliver guitars anywhere in the world. We use UPS Air service, wherever possible. You are responsible for any import duties, V.A.T., etc. on delivery. It is advisable to consult with your local customs office.

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