Thank You for 20 Wonderful Years - from Barry Hunn

by Barry Hunn

I wanted to write a note to all of our customers and dealers with whom I’ve worked for the last 20 years and say….Thank you.

I am leaving California after 20 years of presenting the world’s finest banjos around the world. I am moving back home to Montana to spend my golden years strolling through the mountains, playing music, and generally getting in everyone’s way possible.

I am compelled to tell you all, customers and dealers alike, that all of the positive presentations about Deering Banjos that you have heard and read from me were all not only heartfelt, but also absolutely true.

The positive comments that I’ve received from all the wonderful folks on YouTube and the comments from the articles that I’ve written has shown me that my intention to communicate the love for our customers and the love for the banjo came across very clearly.

I chose to sell banjos for Deering because I love to share the timeless joy of music and I have had an unending passion for the banjo since I was a small boy. I chose to sell Deering banjos because Greg and Janet Deering wanted me to share my love for my fellow man as well as my love of the banjo. This is how they want Deering banjos represented. It is immensely gratifying to believe I have accomplished this.

It has been the greatest honor of my life to have represented the most precision, purpose-built, and beautiful banjos that the world has ever seen. I have never seen a banjo company that was so dedicated to banjo tone development as the Deering Banjo Company.

To have been a part of the history of my favorite instrument and to have worked with the immensely talented staff and owners of the Deering Banjo Company has been a privilege that I will always remember and carry with me.

Again, thank you to each and every one of you and I hope your future is as bright and spirited and brilliant as the tone of a Deering Banjo.

God Bless you all.


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