• American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame Induction

    Greg & Janet Deering Accept American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame Award For David Day

    The American Banjo Museum in Oklahoma City inducted David Day into the Hall of Fame Sept 5th, 2014. Greg and Janet Deering accepted the award in David’s behalf since he was general manager of the Fairbanks Banjo Company when they became the Vega Banjos around 1904. David Day is a man none of us knew,… Read more

  • Goodtime 11" rim vs. new Goodtime Grand 12" rim

    Does Size Matter? The New Grand 12” Rims

    In the history of the banjo, the idea of a larger rim is certainly not a new concept. For many years, banjo builders have experimented with different rim diameters to explore the different sounds and tones from their instruments. Outside of the common 11” formula that most major banjo companies stick to today, the lesser… Read more

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    Deering to be Honored at 2014 IBMA Awards

    International Bluegrass Music Association, (IBMA)  has announced the nominations for their annual awards and this year, Deering is thrilled to announce that we have been recognized by IBMA for our contributions to bluegrass music and will be bestowed with the Distinguished Achievement Award during the IBMA World of Bluegrass Conference in Raleigh, NC on Thursday, October 2nd. Each year,… Read more

  • Carolina Bridges

    Loving Lefties: Left Handed Banjos

    We make left handed banjos here at Deering! I know…you thought it was a rumor, a joke, a myth, but it is actually true! And it isn’t an accident… we do it on purpose!! Just as the phrase “one size fits all/most” is deceiving, so it is with banjos. Learning to play an instrument is… Read more

  • Willow Osborne

    Willow Osborne

    At the age of 3 1/2, Willow told her mother that she wanted to play banjo. The hardest thing for her Mom was to find a banjo small enough for her to play! Here in her own words Willow tells us the story of this early inspiration: When I was three and a half years… Read more