Deering ‘Gentlemen Of The Road’ Banjo Charity Auction - Bid For a One of a Kind Banjo Signed By Mumford and Sons - and Help Support a Good Cause
Deering Banjo Company is thrilled to announce the launch of the Lewes Gentlemen of the Road Banjo Charity Auction featuring the first of five truly unique banjos signed by Mumford & Sons.
The Lewes Gentlemen of The Road banjo is crafted with a hard rock American maple neck, a violin grade maple rim and matching resonator, all brought together with a stunning Old Fashioned Honey finish. The banjo is remarkably light, weighing only 5 ½ pounds each; about the same as an acoustic guitar. The drum head features the Lewes Stopover design of crossed swords over a flame capturing Lewes’ long history of battles, (including the Battle of Lewes in 1264) and the towns love for their annual Guy Fawkes Night, the largest event of its kind in the UK. In addition, the peghead features the now iconic Gentleman of the Road “Willis” head proudly burned into the wood with the date of the Stopover underneath! The banjo is American made, right down to the custom banjo head made by Remo Drums in California. As part of this auction the GOTR Banjo will also come with a Deering branded gig bag.
The charity of choice for the Lewes Stopover is Oyster Project (Reg. UK Charity: 1132007), a Lewes based charity that was founded and is run by disabled people. Oyster Project's unique approach to self-help means that they do not rely on volunteers, but more on each other, learning to re-assess their expectations and develop their aspirations. It is all about taking part, working together and making things happen. Activities are organised by members and friends with an emphasis on empowerment and involvement for disabled people of all ages. Initiating work-like projects and focus on gaining skills and knowledge.
7 days to raise as much as we can for a good cause and bring home a one of a kind Deering Gentlemen of the Road Banjo signed by Mumford & Sons!
Gentlemen of the Road Banjo Specs:
Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead with Custom Gentlemen of the Road Willis Logo and Dates of the Lewes Stopover Burned In
11” Special Banjo Head Made by Remo Featuring the Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Badge and Signed by Mumford & Sons
Resonator of Maple Custom Stained Old Fashioned Honey
Nickel Plated Hardware
Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
2 Piece Flange
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Pristine White Dot Inlays
Geared 5th String Tuner
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4”
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4”
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.
Goodtime Banjo Info and History:
A resonator back provides more projection of sound in the Goodtime 2. Made here in the USA, at the Deering shop with the same tooling they use to make the top of the line banjos. Greg Deering designed the Goodtime banjos in 1996 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 a them. If you want a great low priced banjo for travel and leisure that plays correctly and is durable, this is the best buy on the market!
About the Deering Banjo Company
Deering Banjo Company was founded in 1975 as the world’s specialist in banjos and has grown to become the largest manufacturer of American made banjos in the world. Located in Spring Valley, CA, Deering produces all of its quality 4-string, 5-string, 6-string, and 12-string banjos in the same U.S. facility and boasts the most knowledgeable team in the industry. Always on the cutting edge of banjo innovation, Deering is proud to have artists such as Bela Fleck, Mumford & Sons, Steve Martin, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, The Avett Brothers, and Dropkick Murphys play their banjos.
About Mumford & Sons
Mumford & Sons are an English folk rock band formed in December 2007. Emerging from West London they have since taken the world by storm producing world number one hit singles and a number of award nominations including in 2013 winning both the Album of The Year Grammy Award for ‘Babel’ and a Brit Award for the Best British Group. Mumford & Sons is made up of 4 talented multi-instrumentalists: Marcus Mumford (lead vocals, guitar, drums, mandolin), Ben Lovett (vocals, keyboards, accordion, drums), Winston Marshall (vocals, banjo, guitar, resonator guitar) and Ted Dwane (vocals, string bass, drums, guitar).