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The bluegrass inspired White Lotus banjo, named for its lotus flower inspired inlay pattern, is centered around the patent pending white oak rim. Notably lacking a traditional heavy tone ring, the natural white oak rim closely recreates a bright, crisp bluegrass punch, ushering in a new era in playing comfort and sound for today's banjo player.
For years players have been asking for a lighter weight banjo with a full rich tone at an affordable price point. This desire has now become reality in the new White Lotus 5-string resonator banjo. Weighing in at only 8 pounds and featuring the newly patented Deering white oak rim design, this American white oak banjo has the bright tone, crisp and clear note distinction, power, and sustain formerly only seen in banjos with metallic tone rings.
Having heard a vintage guitar of white oak years ago, Greg Deering decided to experiment with a white oak rim and neck for a banjo to see how the tone of this unique tone wood translated to a banjo.
Surprisingly the result is a banjo with an almost metallic resonance without a tone ring. Why? American white oak is noted for a heavy, straight-grained texture; hard, tough, very stiff and strong. It is these key qualities of white oak wood that imbue this banjo with strong fundamental notes and a series of overtones that imitate a bell metal tone ring without the additional weight characteristic of this classic banjo component. Now the banjo player can have the much desired lighter weight banjo with 'tone ring' power.
White Oak Neck
Midnight Maple Fingerboard
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Original Lotus Flower Engraved Inlays
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Fully Adjustable Truss Rod
Planetary Banjo Tuners
Geared 5th String Peg
Three-Ply White Oak Rim
True Tone Deering Tailpiece
Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11? Top Frosted Medium Crown Head
24 Round Hooks and ¼? Hex Nuts
24 Bracket Shoes
Eagle 2-Piece Flange
Slender Shaped Armrest
5/8' SMILEÖ Bridge With Ebony Top
Nickel Plated Hardware
White Oak Resonator
Straight Inside Resonator Sidewalls
Includes a Deering Hardshell Case
Tuned:g,D,G,B,D in standard tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4
Resonator diameter 13 7/8
Overall Instrument Length 38
Weight Approx. 10 lbs
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