Chuck Neitzel


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Factory Worker
Company Name
Deering Banjos

Chuck Neitzel joined Deering Banjo in January 1979 having previously been a woodworker with antique furniture. Chuck also brought with him a deep respect and passion for bluegrass music, which he had followed and played since he was a young man. Working closely with Greg Deering in the early days of the banjo company provided Chuck the opportunity to add his own artistic ideas to the growing product line. In 2019, just after celebrating his 40th anniversary with the company, Chuck sat down for his NAMM Oral History interview to recap his background and provide his perspective on the growth of the now famous banjo company.