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. The Deering -06- tone ring produces a beautiful, balanced ringing tone with a wide dynamic range. This was owned by a guitarplayer who just never really got his banjo mojo working so it shows only the slightest signs of careful use. Comes in the Deering case as shown.