The short version is: Gloss finish, mahogany neck and resonator, 3-ply maple rim, sand-cast virgin bell bronze tone-ring, zinc flange, nickel plated metal parts, ebony fingerboard and diamond shaped inlays. The longer version is: White and gold engraved inlays designed by Greg Deering adorn this lovely and fetching Deluxe. It is a sweet sounding professional quality mahogany banjo with a 20-hole '06 bronze tone ring, fast neck and comfortable feel. It's a beautiful step up from the Sierra with added detailing and high gloss finish, and an inspirational banjo for the dedicated musician. The Deluxe was the third model of the Deering line, originally designed with simple Mother of Pearl Diamond inlays back in 1979 and since embellished and upgraded to the beautiful new inlay pattern Greg Deering designed in the summer of 2009. Holding and playing a Deering Deluxe is a joyful experience for any aspiring banjoist. The Deering Price is $3309; and yet, our price is . . . well, actually . . .