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Deering Maple Blossom 5-String Banjo #A147 - Used  From Other

A versatile and beautiful banjo from the fine folks at Deering.


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Condition: Used, Very Good

Beautiful!  Professional quality stuff here, folks.  We love the delicate board inlay and tasteful dark stain on all that Curly Maple.  As one would expect from a high grade Maple 5 string, this beauty has a ton of pop and power in a bright, clean voice that rings out clearly across the whole range.  Still very sensitive, though!  There's a real delicacy to it when played with a light touch.  But if you can manage Earl Scruggs-level 5th gear, we wager you'll have a hard time slowing down--too much fun!

SP Luthier Notes: Complete disassembly and cleanup, setup confirmed, fret dress

Manufacturer's Description from Other

Curly maple wood, -06- tone ring, and flower inlays are the other key elements of the Deering Maple Blossom banjo. Maple Blossom is made from eastern violin grade curly maple, stained with a dark walnut stain, and adorned with flower mother of pearl inlays. When this individually selected wood is built into a banjo with the genuine Deering -06-bronze tone ring, 3-ply violin grade maple rim, and one piece zinc flange, the result is a banjo that is so bright, crisp and clear that every note pops out of this banjo with precision and power.

The Deering -06- tone ring produces a beautiful, balanced overtone spectrum. Its weight is ideal for most styles played on the banjo. A softer touch will provide you with as much sustain as you ever want, a sharper attack will produce a distinct pop and accurate note separation. You will notice no dead spots over the entire fingerboard. The beautiful highs and powerful well rounded bass is the result of intense study of alloys and shapes which resulted in the new -06- tone ring you hear in the great tone of the Maple Blossom banjo today.

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Here at Sound Pure we hand-select used and vintage pieces of gear for our inventory. Our used selection always reflects the high standards of quality and craftsmanship that we expect from all of our manufacturers.   We are a small team of dedicated experts, located in Durham, NC.  We buy, trade, and consign instruments that we truly believe in.  Because of this, we have developed a reputation of quality and trust with our customers, located all over the world.   Our best customers are the ones that truly understand our personal touch and commitment to everything we sell, and range from hobbyists and enthusiasts to some of the biggest names in the business.  Our passion bridges the products we love with the real relationships we develop with our customer - whether they are a lifelong musician, or they are just getting started on their musical journey but care about value, quality, and being treated right.  

We vigorously test everything we take in to ensure authenticity, functionality, and reliability.  We are supported by one of the most well-respected luthiers in the Southeast, guaranteeing products that come in are thoroughly vetted, and that products that go out our in premium, performance- ready shape.   We are so confident in our ability to provide the highest quality music equipment in the industry, we even invented our “Try Before You Buy” program where we can ship out a product before collecting actual payment. 

Sound Pure's inventory is constantly changing, ever-evolving, with some items sold before reaching the website.    Looking for something specific? Have questions about this product's condition or history?  Want more photos, or to simply chat with an expert who's had his hands on this actual piece of gear?  It is truly our pleasure to talk with our customers, please do contact us now.  


Model: Maple Blossom 5-String

Serial: 11159201A147

Year: 2001

Neck: Dark Walnut Stained Eastern Curly Maple

Fingerboard: Ebony

Neck Shape: Slender

Inlays: Mother of Pearl Flower

Frets: 22 / Nickel-Silver

Truss Rod: Fully Adjustable Two-Way

Tuners: Deering Planetary

5th String Tuner: Deering Geared

Neck Finish: Gloss

Resonator: Dark Walnut Stained Curly Maple

Trim: White/Black/White

Sidewalls: Straight Inside

Resonator Finish: Gloss

Pot: Deering -06- Bell Bronze Tone Ring

Rim: 3-ply Violin Grade Maple

Tension Hoop: Deering Brass Notched

Head: 11" Frosted Top Medium Crown

Hardware: 24 Round Hooks and 1/4" Hex Nuts

Flange: One Piece Cast Zinc

Bridge: 5/8" Derring Maple/Ebony

Hardware Finish: Nickel Plated

Neck Width @ Nut: 1 1/4"

Scale Length: 26 1/4"

Resonator Diameter: 13 7/8"

Rim Diameter: 11"

Overall Length: 38"

Weight: 11 lbs

Case: Hardshell