Deering Goodtime 2 Banjo with Resonator, 5-String

American-made from all maple with a beautiful blonde finish, the Goodtime 2 banjo delivers Deering quality for an affordable price -- perfect for beginners.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
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
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.

Learn more about Deering 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
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 8.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 40 x 18 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DER GT2
(7 ratings)
Submitted November 26, 2015 by a customer from gmail.com in Wheelersburg, OH
"Deering Goodtime 2 Banjo with Resonator "
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It's a Deering that in itself says it all. Great Banjo wonderful company. ZZounds was very helpful and the Deering Goodtime 2 Banjo with Resonator came on time and it plays like a dream. If your new and are thinking of getting a Banjo try ZZounds they have payment plans that will work great with any budget, I know they helped me .
Musical Style:
Bluegrass
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