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For Sale: 2003 Deering Maple Blossom with 2 Tone Rings- Fight in two weight classes!

Posted By: DrBillM (+5) | Rate Member
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$1,750 USD

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This is a 2003 Maple Blossom. $1750. I am keeping my old Gold Star and selling the Deering to partially fund a Hatfield Walnut. Killer banjo for the money. It is in very good to excellent 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. You can read my reviews of the banjo when I got it as well as my review on Harold Green's (Custom Classic Banjos) tone ring work in the BHO reviews. 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 peg. I somehow made it look worse in the pic than it is in real life. I have not done anything to tidy it up. I am at least the 2nd owner. Prior owner was Gospel Blue Grass 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 with tone/power. No more! The original full-weight Deering no hole 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 and both match the rim and resonator 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. Plus case candy! 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 Katz Eye standard. Comes with the original hard shell Deering case which still looks good and I think has valiantly protected the banjo several times. But wait- there's still more! You also get a 3" Lakota Buffalo cradle strap, D'Addario microtuner and a spiffy and super effective foam hair curler mute yours 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

Payment Methods: (Buyer Pays Fees), Check/Money Order, Cash (in person), Paypal

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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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