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For Sale: Deering Maple Blossom

Two tone rings ( Original and Grenadilla) for twice the fun!- 2nd Price Drop Xmas Sale

Posted By: DrBillM (+5) | Rate Member
 Member 5+ Years  Verified Seller  Players Union Member  Returns allowed with money back refund

$1,850 USD

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This is a 2003 Maple Blossom. $1850. It is in very good plus condition with some minor fret wear on 2 and 3. See pics. Micro line scratches on the resonator that you have to turn in the light just right to see. Metal is great and would shine up even more if you took the time. There is a scuff on the back of the neck even with the 5th string. I am at least the 2nd owner. First owner was Gospel BG professional. Currently, it has a Grenadilla wood tone ring made by Custom Classic Banjos (Harold Green) in Michigan. He is a genius. That trimmed the weight down considerably and was my effort at a Poor Man's John Hartford. It turned out really well. I always equated weight and tone/power. No more! The original Deering tone ring is included along with the original Deering head which I swapped out for a Remo when I changed tone rings. Currently sporting a Banjomate Thinline wood arm rest stained to match the Grenadilla wood which matches the pot beautifully. The original nickel arm rest is included as well.The banjo has a Zero Glide nut and a Shubb sliding 5th string capo (6th-14th fret) . Previous spikes were removed and beautifully filled. Currently it has Siminoff Light strings which are plenty loud for most settings and a First Quality Sullivan Roasted Maple Crowe spacing bridge. I will throw in an extra bridge if you would like. Choose from a Crowe spacing 5/8 Sullivan, standard 5/8 Sampson compensated birch, standard 5/8 Snuffy Smith or a 5/8 or 9/16 Katzeye standard spacing bridge. Comes with the original hard shell Deering case which looks like it has valiantly protected the banjo several times, and a 3" Lakota Buffalo cradle strap. D'Addario microtuner and a spiffy and super effective foam hair curler mute for free! If you need more pics, let me know and I'll try.


United States, Honeoye Falls/ Rochester, NY, 14472


Buyer pays actual shipping including insurance for selling price. I will tell you what shipping is before we finalize the transaction

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Check/Money Order, Cash (in person), Paypal

Payment Option Notes:

I will try but I have never done it before.

Return Policy:

Returns accepted. Buyer must contact seller within 7 days to arrange return. Refund will be given as Money Back. Buyer pays return shipping.

Additional return policy details: If you don't love it, send it back in the condition you got it.

Condition of Item(s):

Used - Very Good Condition




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