Deering’s Calico model is not only beautiful, but it's also exceptionally dynamic with both powerful sound and response providing an excellent tool for all styles of banjo music. The heart of the Deering Calico banjo is the Deering bronze tone-ring, precisely fitted to the three ply maple rim. This example is in excellent structural condition. It has been played, and shows minor signs here and there of use. The frets are in good shape and have lots of life left in them. As an added bonus, the head has been signed by banjo legend J.D Crowe. Includes a Cordura nylon covered case.