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.
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