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Deering  Intermediate Banjo Reviews

Submitted by okbluegrassbanjopicker (see all reviews from this person) on 9/28/2015

Where Purchased: eBay

Year Purchased: 2015
Price Paid: 775 ($US) (bought USED)


Really great sound! I absolutely love it.
No dislikes.

Sound Rating: 9


I had the banjo professionally set up by Brent Entz, on Oct. 9, 2015.
Very good setup procedure.

Setup Rating: 9


Really nice banjo! Butterfly flange pieces add a pretty flair to the resonator. Mahogany resonator and neck, with Indian rosewood fingerboard and diamond-shaped inlays.
Pretty banjo!

Appearance Rating: 9


Awesome finish! Works perfect!
Came with standard Grover planetary tuners and an archtop hardshell case.
Notched tension hoop with good J-hooks and a strong, SOLID tailpiece that doesn't bend with the slightest amount of force.

I can definitely depend on it, and would definitely use it on a gig without backup.

Reliability Rating: 9

Customer Service

I contacted Deering to let them know I had purchased the banjo. They were really helpful in answering my questions. Great customer service!

Customer Service: 9


Everything is absolutely great! Nothing cheap or flimsy on this thing!

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

This banjo had three owners before me: L.C. Spencer, the first owner, had it from 1981 to 1994, then it was passed to a P.J. Wallner in 1994, and to Teresa Wright, of Agra, Oklahoma, from 1998 (approximate date) to Sept. 23, 2015, at which time it became mine. A keeper for life! I will not sell it or give it away.

Overall Rating: 10

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