Deering Eagle II resonator five string banjo with case- outstanding flexible tone!


The Eagle II has a wonderful combination of good volume, bright powerful sound in open playing, along with a woody deep tone up the neck and clawhammer style!

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Deering has a wide variety of banjos that really fit every player’s style.

The Deering Eagle 2 has a specially designed rim and tone ring, developed by the teamwork efforts of Greg Deering and Jens Kruger. Their work has really paid off with the versatile Eagle II banjo. It is an instrument that delivers the bright hard hitting tone of a bluegrass banjo with the warm rounder tones of a folk instrument.

Deering has created a very special tone ring and rim assembly for the Eagle II that’s unlike any other.

Take a listen to the soundbyte at the bottom of this text as well as Jens Kruger in the video above. I recorded my impressions of this banjo without watching Jens Kruger’s video first. The progress they made to make this banjo so versatile are very evident, and it’s an impressive accomplishment.  In a nutshell what I’ve found is that you’ll hear the real hard hitting, bright sparkling sounds when played in the open positions and picked closer to the bridge, and with a little adjustment of the right hand, it has a wonderful organic tone up the neck and frailing. Varying your playing style just a little bit results in a very dramatic shift in the tone this banjo produces. it is really very different than any other banjo around. If you like to play clawhammer or frailing style with a very organic tone, you can now do it with much more volume than a traditional openback banjo will give you and still have that traditional sound.

It’s quite different than their powerful, and popular Sierra banjo for instance. In fact, If you have played any Deering banjo in the past,  you are already familiar with their American made quality- but if you haven’t played an Eagle II, you haven’t experienced its special properties. This tone ring was developed with the teamwork of Greg Deering and Jens Kruger.

Why the Eagle II has become one of their most popular models, is easy to understand. Once you get your hands on one, your creative musician side will likely awaken!

The special tone ring is named the twenty ten ring. That and a thicker yet softer maple rim is the heart of the Eagle II sound. In the above video, Jens demonstrates how this banjo suits a clawhammer player who wants an organic tone, and when he puts his picks on his fingers you’ll hear its unique bright and powerful tone. He says that’s done by designing the banjo pot so the highest tones are not overly accentuated. Opening up the banjo pot reveals a view of somethng very unique, an unconventional pot assembly is before your eyes!

This banjo not only has very special playing carachteriistics but it is adorned with some of the most beautiful inlays on the fingerboard, designed by Greg Deering himself. Also, You might have heard this banjo played by Winston Marshall of Mumford & Sons.


Maple Stained a Dark Red Mahogany
Natural Ebony Fingerboard
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Original Eagle Engraved Inlays
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Fully Adjustable Truss Rod
Planetary Banjo Tuners
Geared 5th String Peg
Gloss Finish



Deering Patent Pending Twenty-Ten Tone Ring
Three-Ply Violin Grade  Maple 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″ Maple Bridge With Ebony Top
Nickel Plated Hardware


Maple Stained Red Mahogany
White Binding
Straight Inside Resonator Sidewalls
Gloss Finish

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case



A strong mid range tone with good bass and vibrant highs, that is versatile for playing both Clawhammer and Bluegrass styles of playing.

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

Remember too, this banjo is already equipped with a quality hardshell case by Deering. If you would like a gig bag too, we can provide you with some great choices.


The Eagle II is priced at $2,699.00 on the Deering website, we have a significant discount on it today. 


Buy with confidence from Beyond Guitars.
The trust and pride we share in their product gives the folks at Deering the confidence to grant every owner of an Eagle II banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of their materials and workmanship.This banjo is also included in the customer satisfaction guarantee policy at Beyond Guitars!


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