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Deering: Golden Era

Submitted by Greg Connor on 2/14/2008

Where Purchased: Member of Banjo Hangout

Year Purchased: 2007
Price Paid: ($US)


This banjo has a great ringing tone. It's one of those banjos that you just want to keep playing just so you can hear it ring.

Sound Rating: 10


I bought it used. Set up is a subjective thing. I have gone through the setup twice now since I got it last August. It was pretty good after the first time, but it's even better now.

Setup Rating: 10


My Golden Era is Gold Plated, with plenty of inlay and beautiful rich finish. It's a real work of art.

Appearance Rating: 10


Well built and has a warm and rich finish.

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

I have called Deering to ask a couple of general questions, but have never had a problem that I needed help with. Deering seems very approachable.

Customer Service: 10


All parts on my Golden Era are standard with the exception of the 5th String Capo. All parts are good quality.

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

Just like everything of quality, this Golden Era is costly if you bought it new. In fact even the used price was substantial, but I doubt that it will ever decrease in value.

The quality that I have found in this banjo makes me think that I would not hesitate to buy another Deering.

Overall Rating: 10

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