1976 Deering - Deluxe Bi-Centennial Special Edition Prototype

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Serial #: 08123289-0788, Weight: 11lb, includes hardshell case & oodles of tags & papers- see the pics.

This Deering Deluxe is a unique and one of a kind prototype that was never issued. It has an interesting history as it was a collaboration with Gibson. The Maple resonator was carved by a Gibson employee in 1975 but never finished. In 2012 and 2014 additional work was done to complete the resonator by two other Gibson employees and the result is what you see here. There is a card attached to the inside of the resonator with more detailed notes on the overall history (see photo). The banjo plays great with comfortable action and the frets are in nice shape with minor wear. The original tuners have been replaced with Five Star Planet tuners. The original tuner screw holes were filled and are visible. A McIntyre passive transducer pickup has also been installed. Comes with a Road Runner hardshell case in excellent condition and the original Deering owner's manual. This is a fine instrument that will fill in the top end of your Banjo collection.

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