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Deering Goodtime 2 Banjo with Resonator, 5-String

Great for travel or leisure, this banjo from Deering has a blond maple finish and a fair price tag. (3) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Maple body Long sustain, good projection, bright tone
Rock maple neck Superior strength and bright sound
Satin-finished neck Fast, smooth and easy playing feel
Nickel-plated hardware Classy looks and lasting durability

Deering Goodtime 2 Banjo with Resonator

A resonator back provides more projection of sound in the Deering Goodtime 2. The Deering Goodtime 2 is made here in the USA, at the Deering shop with the same tooling they use to make the top of the line banjos. Greg Deering designed the Goodtime banjos because there were no low priced banjos of enough quality for people to actually learn on without difficulty or giving up. He remembers what it was like to want a good banjo and not be able to afford one, so his gift to others is the Goodtime banjo line. Designed for success, the Goodtime banjos are the lowest priced American made banjos. They are so good many professionals have recorded with Goodtime banjos.

The Goodtime 2 weighs 6 lbs, about the weight of a guitar. The Goodtime 2 has a natural blond maple satin finish to protect it.

If you want a great low priced bluegrass banjo for travel and leisure that plays correctly and is durable, this is the best buy on the market!

Note: Some assembly required.

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- Neck:
- Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
- 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
- Exotic Wood Bowtie Inlays
- Geared Tuners
- Geared 5th String Tuner
- Sealed Geared Guitar Tuners
- Durable Satin Finish
- Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead
- Pot:
- 3-ply Violin Grade Goodtime Maple Rim
- 11" Frosted Top High Crown Head
- Steel Tension Hoop
- 16 Bracket Shoes
- 16 Flat Hooks with 9/32" Hex Nuts
- Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
- 2 Piece Flange
- Nickel Plated Armrest
- Nickel Plated Hardware
- Resonator:
- Resonator of Blond Maple
- Black Binding
- Durable Satin Finish
- Triangle Box for Carrying
- Tone:
- Has a bright sound of maple that projects well.
- Easy to play with clarity of note separation.
- Tuned:
- g,D,G,B,D in standard G tuning
- Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
- Comes with light gauge strings
- Can be played with medium gauge strings as well.
- Dimensions:
- Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4"
- Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4"
- Resonator Diameter 13 7/8"
- Rim Diameter 11"
- Overall Instrument Length 38"
- Weight Approx. 6 lbs
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 8 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 40 x 18 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): GT2
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "Absolutely fantastic banjo!!!"
Overall: I purchased the Deering Goodtime Two banjo as a second one to take to festivals and not risk anything happening to my 108 year old Bacon professional banjo. I did my homework and researched the Deering company with the wonderful video workshop tours on line. The Deering Banjo company is very approachable and the representative I talked to was friendly and very helpful. I liked the fiddle shaped headstock but I did not think geared guitar tuners looked right on a banjo with a traditional shaped headstock. Since the peg hole is3/8 inch it is very very easy to change the guitar tuners to high quality five star planetary geared banjo tuners. There is nothing wrong with the guitar tuners, they are rugged smooth and very good quality. I just wanted to keep this banjo more traditional looking with the regular banjo tuners. I ordered the tuners before I received the banjo. When the instrument came, all I can say, what a beauty! The workmanship is flawless. It is apparent to see the Deering Banjo company takes real pride in their instruments. This is something that is hit or miss in a lot of companies these days, especially for a reasonable priced instrument. I do not refer to the goodtime 2 banjo as a cheap instrument, there is nothing cheap about the workmanship or quality of materials used. It is just a reasonably priced instrument that just about anyone can afford. Now the playability, tone, appearance is all A+. The Goodtime Two exhibits simplistic beauty at its best. The natural color of maple is an honest beauty all of its own. The tone is absolutely authentic with great clarity and range. I actually like the sound of a banjo without a tone ring. The tone ring adds brightness but also a little bit of sharpness to the quality, timbre of the sound. This ,of course is a very personal preference. In terms of appearance, ease of playing, quality of construction, and fantastic tone what more could one want from a musical instrument? Now since the Goodtime is so reasonably priced, it is classified as a"good beginning" instrument. That is because beginners can afford it. In terms of everything else this instrument could be your one and only for life. I think it's that good. Professionals have recorded with it. If you want more filigree that is a whole world of very expensive banjos to choose from. Listen to Jens Kruger play the same piece of music on many different. Deering banjos. The Goodtime hangs right in there with instruments costing six or seven times more. My Goodtime Two is so good I will be purchasing a good hardshell case for it. I had my eyes on a Deering Sierra, and may someday purchase one, but then I would not be playing my Goodtime. At any rate, you can not go wrong with a Deering banjo. This is a fantastic company.
Style of Music: Classical,country
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