The Dropkick Murphys Banjo is a representation of the band with their shield crest of anchors, shamrocks, and leaves on the traditionally shaped banjo headstock.
Beautifully inlayed into the fingerboard in Italian Pearloid are the name of the band in Old English lettering, two classic shamrocks and a banner proudly supporting "Boston″ at its base. Only the highest quality of curly maple wood is used for the neck and resonator on this model. A special thing about the Dropkick Murphys Model is that it is one of the lightest professional banjos made. Its' tone ring is made out of grenadillo wood rather than metal.
This gives it a bright warm sound and most of all makes it easy to dance with on stage! This banjo is fitted with a Kavanjo banjo pickup system which allows the banjo to be plugged in and played at screaming volumes without any feedback while still maintaining its acoustic tone.
When Jeff DaRosa, the banjo player of the band, played the very first Dropkick Murphys Deering Banjo he said, "This thing rules!! This is the best banjo I've ever played!″ The goal of making this available to all Dropkick Murphys fans, Deering has made a twin model in the Goodtime line with the same special art work engraved proudly on the neck. Made with a violin grade maple rim, the Goodtime models are the most affordable banjos one can get while still having a professional level of sound. This is ideal for both beginners and anyone wanting a banjo they can take anywhere. The Goodtime Dropkick model is also available in a reasonator and an openback style.