Each year, Deering Banjo Company holds its annual company lunch to eat some good food under the warm San Diego sun and celebrate with the presentation of employee anniversary awards. 2013 was no exception and on Friday August 16th, the whole crew gathered together for a feast and some special awards!
Deering Banjo's set a new milestone on Friday morning which saw the departure of the largest single order ever built and shipped by the company's in its 38 year history.
The Deering #banjobus took to the road as Jamie Deering and Arthur Hancock embark on a two month trek across the United States to appear at a number of events across the country.
There is an unprecedented demand for Deering banjos right now that has raised several issues.
The weather outside is getting balmy, springtime approaches and festival season will be in full swing before we know it. Deering representatives will be “on the road” as well, visiting festivals and hoping to meet and greet as many folks as we can. Here is our upcoming travel schedule. Come on by and pick a little with us!
Inspired by the movie “Zombieland” featuring Woody Harrelson whose character at one point uses a banjo to fight off Zombies, Greg Deering created the latest 5-string Goodtime banjo - the Zombie Killer Goodtime banjo. Launched at the 2013 Anaheim NAMM (National Association of Music Merchandisers) Trade Show, the Zombie Killer banjo was a hit with general attendees and dealers alike. With a “blood splatter” resonator finish and a “saw blade-edged” brilliant red flange made with a cut-out zombie-themed pattern to match the fingerboard inlays, the Zombie Killer captures the attention of the audience without even strumming a note.
Come aboard with the Deering Banjo Company on the biggest ever Bluegrass festival cruise to the Bahamas from Feb 1-4, 2013! Featuring artists such as The Steep Canyon Rangers, Kruger Brothers, Del McCoury Band, Punch Brothers, David Grisman, and many more.
One of the things that we take such great pride in here at Deering is the fact that everything we make is made right here in our facility in Spring Valley, CA. That includes the tone rings.