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Deering Gabriella™ 5-String Banjo in Koa w/ Spikes
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The ultimate combination of luxurious beauty and incredible sound – the sparkle of the mother of pearl fingerboard is breath-taking like opening a box of jewels when you open the case and the tone of the Gabriella is outstanding. The Gabriella is the very top of the Deering line. We reserve the most highly figured English walnut for the neck and rare pieces of exotic burl walnut veneer for the resonator. The beautiful burl veneer on the resonator is the same veneer as used on the inside of a Rolls Royce.
The beautiful hand crafted and carved walnut neck has a genuine mother-of-pearl fingerboard and vine peg-head inlay. The frets are seated in ebony with the precision of a master craftsman and the pearl of the fingerboard is also set into the ebony so precisely it looks like the frets are set in the pearl. The pearl fingerboard and the nickel silver frets are polished to provide a luxurious playing experience.
Only the finest components become a Gabriella banjo. Also, along the edges of the neck and resonator the ivoroid binding is accentuated with multicolored trim of handset abalone shell. The neck is fully adjustable, as are all Deering necks, with our two way adjustable truss rod.
To top it off, back of the banjo has an elaborate vine of raised and carved maple and mother-of pearl encircling the exotic walnut resonator back. Each banjo of this caliber is signed personally by Greg and his top craftsmen on the serial number label inside.
Picture is of English walnut option.
An Elegant neck of our Highest Grade of Walnut, Maple, or Koa – Your Choice
Triple Bound Peghead
Slender Deering Neck Shape
22 Nickel-Silver Frets
Adjustable Truss Rod
Deering Planetary Banjo Tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
Mother of Pearl Tuning Buttons
Intricately hand carved Heel
Deering -06- 20 Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring
Highest Violin Grade Curly 3-ply Maple Rim
Deering Brass Notched Engraved Tension Hoop
11″ Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
24 Round Hooks and ¼″ Hex Nuts
Zinc Flange Engraved and Gold Plated
Premium Hand Engraving
Highly Detailed Pierced Engraving On the Armrest
Deering True Tone Tailpiece
24 Karat Gold Plating on All Hardware
Rare & Exotic Burl Walnut, Curly Maple, or Koa – Your Choice
Hand Set Abalone Shell & Ivoroid Binding
A Pearl and Maple Vine Encircles the Resonator Back
Brilliant Polished High Gloss Finish
Inside of the Resonator is Specially Tapered for Projection of Tone
A Hand Carved Pearl and Maple Vine Encircles the Resonator Back
Priced with a Deering Hardshell Case.
The Gabriella has a smaller air chamber than the Golden Era or the Tenbrooks banjos which gives it a very responsive poppy sound with excellent note separation. The banjo plays string to string and up the neck at a consistent clarity and volume. In ordering a Gabriella banjo you can choose between our highest grade of walnut, maple, or koa. Each Gabriella we build is a unique work of art that brings hours of musical enjoyment when played and aesthetic enjoyment for it’s beauty wherever it is displayed. The pearl fingerboard ads a distinctive brilliance to the tone of the Gabriella.
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. 11 lbs
Also Available in Tenor or Plectrum Styles
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.