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Deering John Hartford Lightweight 5-String Bluegrass Banjo With Case

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The Deering John Hartford Model Banjo was inspired by John’s love for steamboats and early American Banjos.  The wooden tonering makes it several pounds lighter while still producing a crisp bright tone with a nice warm roundness.   

This Hartford has a big round tone that is full bodied with great bass and sweet highs. With the Grenadillo wood tone ring, it has a more woody tone but still retains great responsiveness, crispness, and ring.  It’s just a wonderfully musical sounding banjo.  Includes professional setup, fifth string spike capo installation, hardshell case, manufacturer lifetime warranty, and free shipping within the lower 48 US!


  • Curly Maple with Walnut Stain
  • Beautiful Steamboat Scroll Mother of Pearl Inlays
  • White Binding with Black/White Trim
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • Slender Deering Neck Shape
  • 22 Glued In Nickel Silver Frets
  • Adjustable Truss Rod
  • Bone Nut
  • Deering Planetary Tuners
  • Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
  • Vintage Satin Finish


  • Hartford Grenadillo Lightweight Wood Tone Ring
  • Deering Premium Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
  • Brass Notched Tension Hoop
  • 11” Frosted Top Banjo Head
  • 24 Round Hooks with Hex Nuts
  • One Piece Cast Zinc Flange
  • Nickel Plated Hardware
  • Deering True Tone Tailpiece
  • 5/8” Deering Smile™ Bridge


  • Curly Maple with Dark Walnut Stain
  • Resonator Sides Are Specially Tapered On the Inside For Projection of Tone
  • White Binding with Black/White Trim
  • Vintage Satin Finish
  • Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
  • Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
  • Weight Approximately 9 lbs

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