Deering Golden Classic

Deering Golden Classic

Brand: Deering | Stock Id: DEERING-GC

Top of the line, prewar style with 24 Karat Gold Deering inlay in the peghead, the Golden Classic is the ultimate compliment to traditional players who prefer the feel of older necks and the great bluegrass sound of Flatt & Scruggs.

Applying Greg Deering’s wealth of knowledge of how to create the finest banjos and combining that with traditional parts and dimensions he has elevated the craft to produce that original bluegrass sound.

Golden Classic THUMBNAIL


Style: 5-String Resonator Banjo

Head: 11″ Frosted Top Medium Crown Head

Rim: Violin Grade Maple 3-Ply Violin Grade Maple Rim

Neck Wood: Curly Maple

Tone Ring: Polished Deering -06- 20 Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring

Case: Hardshell Case Included

Made in USA


Deering Golden Classic Banjos


  • Curly Maple
  • 24k Gold “Deering” Inlay
  • Traditional fuller Neck Shape
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Bone Nut
  • Gold Plated Super-Smooth Planetary Banjo Tuners
  • Geared 5th String Tuner
  • Ivoroid Binding with Black/White Trim
  • Hearts and Flowers Inlay Pattern in Mother of Pearl
  • Traditional Fifth String Nut
  • 22 Glued in Nickel Silver Frets


  • Deering -06- 20-Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring
  • Violin Grade Maple 3-Ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
  • Deering Notched Brass Tension Hoop
  • 11″ Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
  • 24K Gold Plated Traditional Style Zinc Flange
  • 5/8″ Maple/Ebony Deering Smile Bridge
  • 16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Nuts
  • 25K Gold Plated Hardware
  • Deering Truetone Tailpiece
  • Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments


  • Deep resonator of  Curly Maple
  • White Binding with Black/White Trim
  • Curly Maple with Cremona Sunburst Stained Resonator
  • Resonator Sides are Specially Tapered
  • High Gloss Finish

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case


The Golden Series Banjos have a larger air chamber than the other Deering models which gives the banjos a more resonant hollow sound with deeper bass response for a traditional bluegrass sound.


g,D,G,B,D in standard G tuning Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.


  • Comes with Deering 5-String Light Gauge Banjo Strings tuned to in standard G tuning (G,D,G,B,D)
  • Gauges: 10 11 13 21w 10
  • End Type: Loop


  • Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
  • Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
  • Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
  • Overall Instrument Length 38″
  • Weight Approx. 11 lbs

Due to ongoing product development efforts, specifications are subject to change without notice.

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