A premium resonator banjo with a big, bright, tone, this 1988 Deering Black Diamond has opened up wonderfully through the years. With its bell bronze tonering and maple resonator, it has all the punch and projection you'd expect from a classic bluegrass banjo, along with a touch of woody resonance to add a pleasant quality to even the highest notes on the fretboard. It sports a dark stained maple neck with tight, gorgeous flame and a comfortable rounded profile. In overall excellent condition with minor edgewear on the resonator rim. With a recently replaced head and fresh fretwork from the Dusty Strings expert repair team, this banjo is in optimal playing condition.

  • 1988
  • 11" maple pot
  • Maple resonator
  • Figured maple neck w/ ebony fretboard
  • Pearloid slotted diamond inlays
  • Black binding w/ white purfling on fingerboard and reonator
  • 1-3/16" nut width
  • 26-1/8" scale length
  • Deering bell bronze tonering
  • Geared planetary tuning machines
  • Presto tailpiece
  • 5th string spikes installed on frets 7 and 9

Includes polyfoam case.

About us:

At Dusty Strings, we thoroughly inspect each new and used instrument prior to offering it for sale and take whatever steps we believe are necessary to ensure it will perform its best for most players. Our standards are exceptionally high. For new instruments, that means we make minor adjustments as needed, for good playability, but that instruments with fundamental flaws are returned to their manufacturer without going for sale. For used instruments, we perform whatever cleaning, restringing, adjustments, or repairs that are needed for them to perform their best.

The result of our attention to detail is that when you first take your newly purchased instrument out of its case, it will be ready to play. Does this mean the instruments will satisfy your particular sensibilities or account for settling into its new environment? Perhaps not, but those issues fall in the realm of custom setup, something that our professional repair shop is happy to help with if you live within visiting distance. If you live outside our area, we’d recommend a visit to your favorite local luthier, who will be able to help.

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Listed2 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
  • Black Diamond
  • 1988
Made In
  • United States

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