Earlier this year, Deering Banjos created five one of a kind Gentlemen of the Road Banjos for Mumford & Sons to auction for charity. The initiative was such a success that the company has created four more banjos for the band’s tour of Australia and New Zealand.
Deering Banjos have built one custom Goodtime Banjo for each city of Mumford & Sons Australia/New Zealand tour – Brisbane, Auckland, Melbourne, and Sydney – with proceeds going to four equally amazing and noble organizations doing much to help those in need.
These one of a kind custom banjo are crafted with a hard rock American maple neck, a violin grade maple rim and matching resonator, and a true black finish. They are remarkably light, weighing only 5 ½ pounds; about the same as an acoustic guitar. The drum heads feature the Mumford & Sons 2015 tour wings artwork and each has been personally signed by the band on the first day of the tour in Brisbane!
In addition, the pegheads feature the outline of majestic Australia or New Zealand and each city’s location, proudly burned into the wood! The banjos are American made, right down to the custom banjo heads made by Remo in California. As part of the auction these Down Under Banjos will also come with a Deering hardshell case.
The Brisbane auction, which ended on November 8, raised money for the Australian Red Cross. The Auckland auction is currently live until November 16, and is raising money for the Auckland City Mission, who provide health and social services to people in the community in desperate need.
The Melbourne auction goes live on November 11, and will benefit Feed Melbourne, while the Sydney auction starts on November 13 and will raise money for White Ribbon, Australia’s only national, male led Campaign to end men’s violence against women with the vision of “All women live in safety free from all forms of men’s violence”.
To find out more, and to access the auctions, click here.