Deering Goodtime Banjo

With a comfortable neck and lightweight body, the Deering Goodtime banjo is a great choice for beginners.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
11" Frosted Top High Crown Head Balanced, punchy tone
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Satin-finished neck Fast, smooth and easy playing feel
Maple and ebony bridge Bright and punchy tone

If you want a top quality reasonably priced banjo, this is the one! Deering makes it right here in America at the Deering Banjo factory. The Goodtime open-back banjo weighs only 4 pounds so it is ideal for traveling, camping, hiking, or taking to the beach. It provides a vibrant singing banjo tone. The Goodtime banjo is light enough for children to hold and play and is the perfect banjo for a child to start out with. More people succeed in learning to play when they start out on a Goodtime banjo.

Learn more about Deering Goodtime banjos:

Note: Some assembly required.
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

- Neck Wood: Maple
- Finish: Satin
- Number of Strings: 5
- Type of Banjo: 5-String Openback
- Neck:
- Blond Slender Rock Maple Neck
- 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
- Hardwood Bow Tie Inlays
- Sealed Geared Tuners
- Geared 5th String Tuner
- Durable Satin Finish
- Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead
- Pot:
- Blond 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
- Steel Tension Hoop
- 11" Frosted Top High Crown Head
- 5/8" Maple/Ebony Goodtime Bridge
- 16 Flat Hooks with 9/32" Nuts
- 16 Bracket Shoes with Screw Attachments
- Deering Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
- Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
- Durable Satin Finish
- Openback
- Triangle Goodtime Box for Carrying
- Tone: Easy to play with clarity of note separation and round full bodied tone.
- Tuned: g,D,G,B,D in standard G tuning
- Dimensions:
- Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4"
- Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4"
- Rim diameter 11"
- Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2"
- Weight Approx.4.5 lbs
- Warranty:6 year warranty
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 16.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 18 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): G

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-845-7791

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (4 ratings)
Submitted January 24, 2013 by Phillip P

"Great Banjo"

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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I don't like this banjo being classified as a beginners banjo. I researched this product extensively before I purchased it. It projects wonderfully, which was one of my concerns as it did not feature a resonator. The set up was top notch and I see myself using this for years to come. (Here's the disclaimer, I have been a musician for 20 years, but I am new to the banjo). With that said, I play guitar and drums. Banjo seemed like the perfect bridge between the two. Get a great product made in the US of A!!!

Musical Background:

20 Years of experience. Session Drummer for Virtual Adrenaline studios. semi-pro

Musical Style:

I get paid to play the drums, so my style is whatever the artist wants. In terms of the banjo, I am a beginner and want to lear
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