1989 Deering Maple Blossom
Very good condition, lightly used for such an old instrument. Fret wear is almost nonexistent.
No nicks or chips. Nickel hardware is in great condition but has some tarnish that could be buffed out. Neck is nice and straight and the banjo is set up very well. The high gloss finish on neck is still almost new looking. Resonator has normal wear, nothing major or noticeable without close examination. Solid, high quality dependable instrument, no issues. Original equipment except: the tailpiece (which looks to be in new condition and a Prucha made Kershner), Sullivan Historic Crowe spaced bridge new, and American Made Banjo Co. head installed two years ago. The TKL case is from the same time period as the banjo and is as I received it.
It goes without saying that this banjo feels and sound amazing. The sound is well balanced. The lows vibrate neck so you feel it rumble in your left hand and belly. I think the Maple Blossom was top of the line Deering, or close to it, in 1989.
I’ve owned this banjo for about 4 years. I knew the man who had it, who bought it at a music store in Colorado in the 90’s. He passed away and I think I’m the second owner, but not absolutely positive about that. I need to pass this treasure along to another good home.
Thanks for your consideration. I only do PayPal with hangout members in good reputation, or someone I trust. I believe that both the buyer and seller feel good about the transaction so I will deal reasonably with buyers. I’m not really looking for trades because I am narrowing down my banjo population.
United States, Grapevine, TX
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Condition of Item(s):
Used - Very Good Condition
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