$ 699.99 $ 932.99
New for 2016. This arched, all solid tonewood, mandolin features a wider nut width and a radiused fretboard – inspired by the Breedlove Custom Shop – for exceptional comfort and playability at an affordable price, and is ideal for guitar players looking to expand their skills by learning the mandolin. Breedlove has pioneered contemporary US-made mandolins for nearly 20 years. The Crossover comes in three new colors; violin stain gloss, natural gloss and sunburst for 2016 while still delivering exceptional tone and playability at an affordable price.
$ 599.99 $ 799.99
When Kim Breedlove began playing the mandolin, he could not help but ponder innovative designs for maximizing the tonal balance and unique mandolin sound and making it easier for a guitarist to play. The result is the collection of Breedlove Crossover Mandolins. Crafted from all solid woods: Sitka spruce tops and maple backs. The wider nut width (1-3/16”) and radius fretboard facilitate players moving back-and-forth among instruments. We are pleased to now offer the full complement of "O", “K” and “F” body shapes in both “O” and “F” sound holes. Kim Breedlove’s “F” body which brings the full volume and dynamic tone we would expect from a Breedlove mandolin while our “O” bodies create that direct response and articulation from a smaller body. For summer 2016 we now are able to offer the extremely balanced “K” body shape which allows the player access to those attributes that make our “O” and “F” body mandolins so popular.
The K series of Breedlove mandolins have become an instant classic. Through the mind and hands of Kim Breedlove, the traditional Florentine shape has been transformed into a more modern, less rounded version of itself.
Sitka spruce, picea sitchensis, originates in the northwest United States. Sitka spruce has been the primary top wood for American-made instruments for decades. It is strong and light with extended harmonic content, and it nearly equals the power of Adirondack. It offers a strong, focused tone with a solid fundamental -- perfect for flatpicking styles. When compared with European spruce, Sitka delivers warmer, more fundamental sound, largely free of overtones. Sitka takes a slightly longer period of playing time to open up. It has a straight uniform grain and coloration ranges from white to pink to light brown.
Maple is great for standing out among other instruments. With a powerful fundamental and even harmonics, it is clear and present, but without pronounced peaks and valleys in the harmonic content.
Our comprehensive quality control process provides the player with an instrument that will play perfectly right out of the box. Prior to shipment, every Breedlove instrument undergoes a rigorous 25-to-30-point inspection in Bend, Oregon by our expert U.S. quality control team. We start with a visual inspection: checking aesthetic and structural elements of the body and components for flaws. Next, each guitar is tuned and undergoes a play test, where our craftspeople check nut height, relief, action, and string height. Based on the results of the play test, we then adjust for maximum playability. Finally, each instrument is buffed and polished by hand with painstaking attention to detail. Once the instrument has passed inspection, a signed QC sticker is placed, and the instrument is carefully packed and shipped.
Breedlove players around the world can attest: With consistent, proper care, your Breedlove will give you a lifetime of service – and inspiration. New Breedlove instruments, purchased through an authorized Breedlove dealer, are warrantied to be free of defects in materials and workmanship throughout the lifetime of the original owner. In addition to materials and workmanship, Breedlove offers a two-year warranty on tuning machines and electronics packages. Cases and bags are subject to a one-year warranty covering defects in structure and hardware.
Crossover KF SB Specifications
$ 499.99 $ 665.00
The Breedlove Crossover OO Mandolin is designed to be the go-to instrument for guitarists wishing to add depth to their repertoire by learning to play the mandolin. This carved, solid-top mandolin features a wider nut width and a radiused fretboard inspired by the Breedlove Custom Shop for exceptional comfort and playability at an affordable price. This is the optimal instrument for guitar players looking to expand their skills by picking up the mandolin.
The Breedlove O body is an elegant rendition of the traditional teardrop "A" body shape that has typified mandolin style from Celtic to bluegrass.
The solid, carved Sitka spruce top is complimented by the carved maple back and sides -- a timeless combination that produces exceptional resonance, projection and musicality.
The semi-gloss finish on this handcrafted neck provides the most comfortable and fastest playing neck possible by preventing hand binding from the sticky texture of a full-gloss finish.
Fretboard and Nut Width
The radiused rosewood fretboard is optimized for comfort and playability, and the 1-3/16" nut width provides wider string spacing for faster, easier chording.
The oval hole provides a rich, full voice that blends well with other instruments in a band or ensemble.
The semi-gloss black finish on this mandolin is contrasted by an ivory binding at the top and back body. The binding provides protection for the instrument and highlights the elegant dimensions of the mandolin.
Set-Up and Quality Assurance in Bend, Oregon USA
Breedlove's comprehensive quality control process provides the player with an instrument that will play great right out of the box. Prior to shipment, every Breedlove instrument undergoes a rigorous multi-point inspection in Bend, Oregon by their expert U.S. quality control team. They start with a visual inspection: they check aesthetic and structural elements of the body and all components for flaws. Next, each guitar is tuned and undergoes a play test, where craftspeople check nut height, relief, action, and string height. Based on the results of the play test, they then adjust for maximum playability. Next, each instrument is buffed and polished by hand with painstaking attention to detail. Once the instrument has passed inspection, a signed QC sticker is placed, and the instrument is carefully packed and shipped.
A crossover instrument for guitar players looking to expand their skills.
Sold Out $ 175.00
$ 89.99 $ 120.00
The Cordoba 15SM is a soprano-size ukulele that features a mahogany top, back and sides. The fingerboard and body are bound with ivroid binding giving this entry-level ukulele an elegant, Old World appearance. Unlike most instruments in this category, the Cordoba 15SM is designed to have an authentic abalone rosette and satin finish that make this an exceptional ukulele for the both beginners and enthusiasts alike. Completely handmade.
$ 199.99 $ 260.00
Exotic tonewoods and a distinct voice.
The 24C brings another exotic wood combination to Cordoba’s ukulele line, offering a unique look and a brand new tone. This concert ukulele features a solid cedar top paired with spalted maple back and sides. The outcome is a ukulele that really projects its voice, regardless of its size. Padauk binding, fingerboard binding, and a padauk rosette add a beautiful pop of red to the 24C’s striking appearance. Additional features include a rosewood bridge and fingerboard, mahogany neck, and spalted maple headstock veneer.
$ 199.99 $ 260.00
Exotic tonewoods and a distinct voice.
The 24T brings another exotic wood combination to Cordoba’s ukulele line, offering a unique look and a brand new tone. This tenor ukulele features a solid cedar top paired with spalted maple back and sides. The outcome is a ukulele that really projects its voice, regardless of its size. Padauk binding, fingerboard binding, and a padauk rosette add a beautiful pop of red to the 24T’s striking appearance. Additional features include a rosewood bridge and fingerboard, mahogany neck, and spalted maple headstock veneer.
Sold Out $ 571.99
A sleek-looking banjo, ready for the stage with a DMT Design humbucker pickup.
The Dean Backwoods 2 Acoustic-Electric 5-String Banjo offers the best of both traditional tone and modern performance. Its sleek looks are complemented by a DMT design humbucker that delivers full-on electric banjo tones to your PA or rig. The BW2E also has a mahogany resonator for increased acoustic volume with a transparent Remo head that lets you see through to the wood. The smooth rosewood fingerboard has a 26-1/2" scale and pearl dot inlays for fingering precision. Vintage open-face tuners add style while keeping notes in tune.
Case sold separately.
$ 89.99 $ 157.99
A new series of Dean ukulele's for 2016! Inspired by the likes of pop surrealism and lowbrow culture.
$ 549.99 $ 879.99
An eye-catching maple body and top, single spider cone and elegant appointments.
Dean make great acoustic instruments and the Quilt Trans Black Spider Resonator delivers a style and sound that will impress any audience. It's affordable and easy to play with many features found on more expensive models. It has a single spider cone and a beautiful quilt maple top and body that give it a naturally rich tone and look great in the trans black finish. The mahogany neck has a comfortable C shape and a rosewood fingerboard. Other appointments include sealed die-cast tuners, pearl "Deco" inlays, chrome hardware and black binding.
$ 149.99 $ 223.99
Some features of the Dean ML Concert Ukulele include a mahogany top and body, a rosewood bridge, a set mahogany V neck, a rosewood fingerboard with pearl block inlays, chrome hardware, a 15-inch scale, and more!
$ 1,769.00 $ 2,119.00
'Solid American craftsmanship with great tone!
A great jamming banjo that records well, uniquely Deering, The Boston Banjo breaks with tradition and provides a professional quality sound at a lower price point by creating the drum from 3/16" rolled steel which rings like a tone ring.
The powerful and dynamic sound of the Boston comes from that steel rim which creates a bright, clear, crisp tone. The mahogany neck and resonator are satin finished and the precise fretwork in the polished ebony fingerboard makes the intonation accurate and the playing surface fast and effortless. The slender, low-profile Deering neck is comfortable for all hand sizes. Handmade in the USA. Includes case.
"The interesting thing about the steel rim is that when we first started making it we went to the San Diego Bluegrass Club. When we got out of the car we could hear the parking lot picking going on and there would always be one banjo that I could hear all the way across the parking lot. We made a game out of going and finding out whose banjo that was, and over a period of time we started to notice that almost every time it was a Boston. That steel rim has a really good clarity of tone. It carries really well and will project beyond banjos that cost a lot more. It is a really good jamming banjo. We call it the Boston because of the banjo heritage of the city of Boston. Over a hundred years ago the whole Mecca of banjos and the banjo world was centered around the city of Boston." Greg Deering
5-Boston 5-String Banjo
$ 479.00 $ 529.00
After years of customer requests, we are proud to offer the new Goodtime banjo ukulele!
If you are searching for an instrument that is fun and easy to play in literally any setting, then the Goodtime banjo ukulele might be just what you are looking for!
Simply strum a few chords and you will be taken to a land without the stress and distractions of the daily routine. The nylon strings make playing easy on your fingers and the small size and light weight allows you to take this instrument with you literally anywhere - the beach, the office, camping, boating - you name it!
The concert scale and full size 11” rim produces a wonderfully warm yet noticeably louder and fuller sound across the perfectly balanced Aquila Super Nylgut strings. These tonal characteristics are only further enhanced, not only by the naturally warm renaissance head but with the addition of the patented bridge plate, which increases sustain while reducing unwanted bass frequencies.
Whether you are a seasoned ukulele or banjo player or simply looking for something new and exciting to learn, the Goodtime banjo ukulele is a stunning instrument that everyone will love.
It sounds warm, beautiful and round. Just like it looks!
$ 479.00 $ 529.00
Easy traveling and very affordable!
If you want a top quality reasonably priced banjo, this is the one. It's made right here in America at the Deering Banjo factory. The Goodtime openback banjo weighs only 4 pounds so it is ideal for traveling, camping, hiking, or taking to the beach. It provides a vibrant singing banjo tone. The Goodtime banjo is light enough for children to hold and play and is the perfect banjo for a child to start out with. More people succeed in learning to play when they start out on a Goodtime banjo.
The slender, fast-playing rock maple neck and birch and maple rim create a sparkling, sweet banjo sound with easy adjustability to keep it sounding and playing great. Geared tuners make tuning easy. Standard 11" head.
Teachers and professionals around the world recommend the Goodtime banjo.
Easy to play with clarity of note separation and round full bodied tone.
G,D,G,B,D in standard G tuning.
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
Case sold separately.
$ 609.00 $ 675.00
The Goodtime Six was not designed to replace the guitar, but rather complement it. It affords guitarists the chance to play what they already know with unimaginably creative results.
The Goodtime Six is a 6 string, steel string banjo, that tunes like a guitar and features a fast, sleek, and comfortable guitar style neck that feels like an old friend. The Goodtime Six harnesses Deering’s 41 years of banjo know how to put a much needed quality American made 6 string banjo within reach of any guitarist looking to add an authentic banjo sound to their arsenal without breaking the bank.
The Goodtime 6 features an 11” 3-ply violin grade maple rim with a frosted top head for a traditional banjo snap.
Gig bag or Hardshell Case sold separately
$ 859.00 $ 949.00
With repeated requests from its customers to create a 6-string Goodtime banjo, Deering focused on giving the customers what they wanted with the new Goodtime Solana 6. The new Goodtime Solana 6 is a new kind of 6-string banjo designed to bring out the creativity in the player and features all of the American craftsmanship and quality that owners of Goodtime banjos have come to expect.
The Solana 6 stands out from the pack thanks to is its nylon strings which offers the player a sweet, mellow tone akin to a classical guitar, but with the bright undertones of a banjo.
The versatility of the Solana 6 is rounded off with a piezo pickup that sits directly under the patented East Indian Rosewood bridge plate, formerly seen only on Deering’s Phoenix 6-string banjo. The bridge plate is placed underneath the hand crafted Deering bridge and is designed to even out the effects of the string vibration resulting in an increased sustain, decrease in boominess, and less feedback allowing the player more freedom in a live performing situation when partnered with the piezo pickup. The sound of the Solana 6 is further enhanced by the new larger Grand 12” rim which creates ample breathing room for the natural low end of the Solana 6, making a bold statement right out of the box.
The rim of the Solana 6 is constructed of the same 3-ply violin grade maple that is at the heart of the entire Deering banjo line up. The rock maple neck features East Indian Rosewood ring style inlays, a classical guitar inspired peghead, and smooth, accurate classical guitar tuners with pearloid buttons. The beautiful blonde maple of the Solana 6 is further complimented by a dark East Indian Rosewood tailpiece which bares the Deering name.
MADE IN U.S.A.
6 Nylon Strings
Classical Guitar Style Peghead & Tuners
Blonde Rock Maple Neck
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Rosewood and Maple Ring Inlays
Durable Satin Finish
Tuned Like a Guitar
Grand 12" 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Tone Enhancing Patented Bridge Plate
Top Frosted High Crown Head
Steel Tension Hoop
16 Bracket Shoes
16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Hex Nuts
East Indian Rosewood Tailpiece
Nickel Plated Armrest
Nickel Plated Hardware
Triangle Box for Carrying
Gig Bag or Hardshell Case Sold Separately
Has a bright sound of maple that projects well.
Easy to play with clarity of note separation.
E, A, D, G, B, E In Standard Guitar Tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
Comes with nylon strings
Neck Width at the Nut 2″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26.25″
Rim Diameter 12"
Overall Instrument Length 39″
Weight Approx. 5 lbs
Warranty: The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Goodtime Banjo a six year warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.
$ 939.00 $ 1,039.00
The newly Patented Goodtime Special Tone Ring designed by Deering produces a powerfully crisp, bright, sparkling tone, a considerable step up in tone from the original tone ring that was featured on our Goodtime Special banjos. The volume of tone is a wonderful surprise to players. If you're looking for a banjo with good volume and tone, and prefer to keep the cost as low as possible, then this is the banjo for you. This banjo will perform well in a jam session or band setting, feel comfortable, fret correctly, and be a stable instrument you can play for years to come.
The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Goodtime banjo a six year warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.
$ 669.00 $ 739.00
A resonator back provides more projection of sound in the Goodtime Two. We make it here in the USA, at the Deering shop with the same tooling we use to make the top of the line banjos. Greg Deering designed the Goodtime banjos because there were no low priced banjos of enough quality for people to actually learn on without difficulty or giving up. He remembers what it was like to want a good banjo and not be able to afford one, so his gift to others is the Goodtime banjo line. Designed for success, the Goodtime banjos are the lowest priced American made banjos. They are so good many professionals have recorded with Goodtime banjos.
The Goodtime Two weighs 6 lbs - about the weight of a guitar. The Goodtime Two has a natural blonde maple with a satin finish to protect it. The rich, golden tone and the reverberation off the resonator sound great. You can definitely tell a volume difference between open back and a Goodtime Two. The sound waves aren't getting trapped between you and the banjo, which makes a pretty big difference. If you want a great low priced bluegrass banjo for travel and leisure that plays correctly and is durable, this is the best buy on the market!
Triangle Box for Carrying
Gig Bag or Hardshell Case Sold Separately
$ 969.00 $ 1,079.00
The Goodtime 2 Zombie Killer Banjo. Blonde maple neck with engraved hardwood inlays with Zombie killing themes. The maple resonator is finished to look blood splattered and worn. The resonator flange has teeth around the outer edge like a circular saw blade with Zombie killing images cut into the flat surface of the flange. The three ply violin maple rim is finished with the dark reddish finish. The metal parts are finished in both nickel plating and a hard blood red color. This banjo is dedicated to the youthful interest in the "Zombie Apocalypse" .... and for the kid in all of us.
This banjo is dedicated to the youthful interest in the "Zombie Apocalypse" .... and for the kid in all of us.
Blonde maple neck with engraved hardwood inlays with Zombie killing themes. The maple resonator is finished to look blood splattered and worn. The resonator flange has teeth around the outer edge like a circular saw blade with Zombie killing images cut into the flat surface of the flange. The three ply violin maple rim is finished with the dark reddish finish. The metal parts are finished in both nickel plating and a hard blood red color.
The finish on each and every Zombie banjo resonator is unique in an effort to present as playful an image as possible. Our luthiers are taking great joy in creating images that can include dirt, boot prints, face prints, hand prints, chain marks, raised surfaces simulating blood clots, etc. Know that this is all deliberate and done with you in mind. Enjoy knowing that your banjo is a one-of-a-kind creation!
$ 2,699.00 $ 2,999.00
Our most popular professional grade banjo for almost 30 years. Greg Deering knows what it feels like to want a professional banjo and not be able to afford it, so this has become the flagship of our line. We make the Sierra affordable and you get all the most important features that affect the tone and playability. Simple detailing allows us to keep the cost down, while still giving you all the important components of a high quality banjo.
With the standard Mahogany, the Sierra has the sweet sound of mahogany with less sustain than maple or walnut. With optional Maple, at no extra cost, the Sierra has a brighter and crisper professional quality tone that is easy to play with clarity and good note separation
The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship
$ 74.99 $ 94.99
The select mahogany body and neck are presented in their natural color with a pleasing, satin finish. The edges of top and back are bound in white and the genuine rosewood fingerboard features low, smooth nickel-silver frets and pearl position dots. Guitar-style, geared tuning machines turn smoothly and hold pitch securely. Genuine Aquila Nylgut strings offer the finest tone and the longest string life.
This Hammered Dulcimer model is built with laminated Finland birch soundboard and back. It is sturdy and stable and offers a sweet, balanced sound over its three octave range. We've been offering Dusty Strings instruments for 30 years now. I really like this particular model, especially for the "young" player. I also like the Black lacquer finish.
Soundboard and back: laminated Finland birch
Pinblocks: Eastern hard maple
Rails and main bridges: maple
Side bridges and soundhole inserts: sapele
This instrument comes complete with a T-handle tuning wrench, regular single-sided wooden hammers, note guide strips, owner's guidebook, C45 case and folding sit-down stand.
$ 399.99 $ 499.99Each ukulele features all solid wood construction with the top, back & sides made from the finest mahogany finished in a high gloss nitrocellulose lacquer. The body is matched with rosewood binding and the fretboard is inlaid with abalone pearl snowflakes. Appointments include a bone nut and classic Grover tuning machines. Nylgut strings and hardshell case included.