Deering Boston Tenor 17-Fret

Brand: Deering
Stock Id: DEERING-B-17

Deering Boston Tenor 17-Fret

Brand: Deering
Stock Id: DEERING-B-17

A great recording tenor banjo with resonator for sound projection, the Boston 17-fret tenor works for Irish, traditional jazz, or any style you like to play. Tuned in fifths, C,G,D,A it is easily fingered by mandolin or violin players because the chord fingering is the same. This lighter weight Irish banjo is easy to play and incredibly durable for years of enjoyment! The innovative steel rim construction of the drum provides a clear, crisp banjo tone that rings like a bell, records well and plays easily. There are higher-end banjos out there that do have better, warmer sound, but they you won’t get one for the cost of a Boston.


  • Case: Hardshell Case Included
  • Head: 11″ Frosted Bottom Medium Crown Head
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Resonator: Mahogany
  • Style: 4-String Resonator Tenor Banjo
  • Made in USA

Deering Boston Banjos

17 Nickel-Silver Pressed In Frets
Slender, Fast and Comfortable Deering Neck Shape
Pearl Dot & Leaf Inlays
Guitar Style Tuners,
(Planetary Tuners available as an option)

Nickel Plated and Durable 3/16″ Steel Rim That Rings Like a Tone Ring
Frosted Bottom 11″ Medium Crown Head
Beveled Tension Hoop
Butterfly 24-Piece Flange
24 flat hooks with 9/32″ Hex Nuts
Nickel Plated Hardware

White Binding
Durable Satin Finish


Has a clean and bright tone, easily heard in a band.
Tuned: C,G,D,A for Dixieland or Traditional Jazz
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

19 Fret Tenor Boston Banjo:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/8″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 21″
Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 35″

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