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    Deering Banjos Wins Gold

    Over 10,000 players voted Deering Banjo Company the gold medal for banjo in this year’s Acoustic Guitar Magazine Player’s Choice Awards! At Acoustic Guitar they feel that when naming the finest instrument makers “who better to turn to than the AG readers — folks who have their fingers on the pulse of the fretboard.”

  • Barry Hunn

    The Perfect Life of the Amateur

    amateur (n.) - 1784, “one who has a taste for (something),” from French amateur “lover of,” from Latin amatorem (nominative amator) “lover,” agent noun from amatus, past participle of amare “to love” (see Amy). Meaning “dabbler” (as opposed to professional) is from 1786. As an adjective, by 1838.   In a few recent emails and phone calls, I’ve heard this statement, “I’m just an amateur.” I understand… Read more

  • Gayle Skidmore

    New Music Monday! Featuring Gayle Skidmore

    New Music Monday! Featuring Gayle Skidmore, a respected San Diego musician performing her recently written song “Movin’ On” with a style all her own on a Vega #2 banjo. This is the first “Deering Factory Sessions” video, directed by our friends The Joelsons. “Movin’ On” is not yet recorded…we will let you know as soon as… Read more

  • New Goodtime 6-String Banjo Released!

    With repeated requests from its customers to create a 6-string Goodtime banjo, Deering focused on giving the customers what they want with the new Goodtime Solana 6. The new Goodtime Solana 6 is a new kind of 6-string banjo designed to bring out the creativity in the player and features all of the American craftsmanship… Read more

  • Rhiannon Giddens with her Deering John Hartford banjo

    Today’s Generation of Women In Banjo – Rhiannon Giddens

    The sisterhood of banjo is legion and women have been important in the growth and expansion of the banjo for decades. Their passion, dedication, innovation, and sense of adventure are alive and well in today’s young women banjo players. Today we would like to introduce to you to a new section which will highlight just a… Read more