If you want a top quality reasonably priced banjo, this is the one! We make it right here in America at the Deering Banjo factory. The Goodtime openback 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.
Teachers and professionals around the world recommend the Goodtime banjo!Learn More
If you want a top quality reasonably priced Irish Tenor banjo, this is a real find! Made in America at the Deering Banjo factory in California, the Goodtime open back banjo weighs about 4 pounds so it is ideal for traveling, camping, hiking, taking to the beach and provides a vibrant singing banjo tone in any situation. Also, light enough for children to hold and play and is the perfect banjo for a child to start out with since it is fretted correctly and plays easily. The shorter 17 fret neck reduces the length of the entire banjo to just 32 inches end to end.
Tuned in 5ths like a Mandolin or Violin (C,G,D,A), this banjo is a great crossover instrument for Mandolin or Violin players!Learn More
If you want a top quality reasonably priced Tenor banjo, this is a real find! Made in America at the Deering Banjo factory in California, the Goodtime open-back banjo weighs about 4 pounds so it is ideal for traveling, camping, hiking, taking to the beach and provides a vibrant singing banjo tone in any situation. Also, light enough for children to hold and play and is the perfect banjo for a child to start out with since it is fretted correctly and plays easily.
The 19 fret tenor neck reduces the length of the entire banjo to just 35” inches end to end. Tuned in 5ths like a Mandolin or Violin (C,G,D,A), this banjo is a great crossover instrument for Mandolin or Violin players!
The 19 fret tenor is generally played in Dixieland or Traditional Jazz Music, the 17 fret tenor is generally played in Irish Music. But either instrument can be played in any kind of music just fine! It’s all up to your own creativity so have fun with it!Learn More
$509.00A small 5-string banjo for travel, teaching children or for simple enjoyment by anyone, the Goodtime Parlor is just plain cute. It is tuned in G just the same as a 22 fret banjo, but it is 4 inches shorter with only 19 frets. Great for teaching youngsters to play! Get them started early with a banjo they can manage and you give them a lifetime of enjoyment playing the banjo. The Goodtime Parlor is affordable and is made in the USA with quality parts and designed to play right so learning is fun and easy. Whether you have big or small hands, it is fun to play. Learn More
$609.00We are proud to announce the release of the Dropkick Murphys Tenor Goodtime banjo. It's an all maple banjo with a hard rock maple neck and a violin grade maple rim for an awesome tone. It's tuned in fifths G,D,A,E just like an octave mandolin so the fingering is easy for mandolin and violin players.
Only a limited run of banjos will be available in this unique Dropkick Murphys design.
"The Goodtime open back is the most affordable Tenor banjo you can get!
It's light and very easy to play which makes it perfect for beginners.
I use it for writing and rehearsal, its' light weight makes it perfect for traveling."
It's never a bad time with a Goodtime..."Learn More
Jeff DaRosa - Dropkick Murphys
$649.00Includes a Goodtime banjo, a Deering gig bag, banjo strap, picks, tuner, and the Deering Two-Finger DVD. This package includes everything needed to successfully get started playing the banjo! Including the perfect light weight (4 lb) Goodtime banjo that you can take with you when you travel.
The Goodtime banjo is a great beginner banjo and is recommended by banjo teachers the world over because it plays right and sounds great. Learn More
$659.00Deering Banjo Company introduces the latest in Steve Martin inspired Goodtime banjos. The new Rare Bird Alert Goodtime banjos are now available and include a full accessory package. Included in the accessory package is a Deering gig bag with the Deering logo, a strap, an electronic tuner, a full set of picks, and the combo pack of Steve Martin’s Rare Bird CD plus the banjo tablature book. Learn More
The Classic Goodtime banjo is a three ply violin grade maple rim banjo that has a bright and clear tone. The Classic has a traditional look with the Deering Peg Head Shape, a Rich Brown stain, and spikes at the 7th, 9th, and 10th frets of the 5th String. The spikes enable you to expand your playing from the key of G and play in the keys of A, B and C by putting the fifth string under the spike and using a capo on the other four strings to adjust the tuning.
Here is a banjo you can have right there by your easy chair and play during commercials. It's great for hours of practice with an accurate neck that is as comfortable as can be. Most people who get a Goodtime banjo keep it because they love it even when they step up to their beautiful Deering banjo. The Goodtime banjo still maintains a special place in their lifestyle and this is why you don’t see a lot of Goodtime banjos on the used market.
The vintage look and light weight of this wonderful sounding, easy playing banjo will give you years of delight and enjoyment. Weighing in at only 4 pounds, this light weight banjo can go with you easily in travel, and even on a backpack. And, with the spikes already installed, you can easily play in several keys. Have fun where ever you go!Learn More
A resonator back provides more projection of sound in the Goodtime 2. We make it here in the USA, at the Deering shop with the same tooling we 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 blonde 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!Learn More
$719.00A smaller sized 19 fret 5-string Goodtime for easy reach needed by small women or children or for back seat pickers who want to play in a small space. It is shorter than your normal sized 22 fret 5-string, measuring 4” shorter. The Parlor Goodtime allows for the standard fingering in playing a 5-string banjo, the frets are closer together so fingers don’t have to stretch as far to play the right chords. A child as young as five or six can easily get started on a Goodtime Parlor banjo. The sound of the Parlor Goodtime is not quite as loud and while it can be heard well, it is pleasant even during family conversations. Greg Deering made one and played Christmas Carols while the family opened gifts and the sound was wonderful background music for the holiday celebration. This joyful experience combined with the request from our good friend, Wayne Rice for a banjo to teach his young nephew, is what prompted the release of the new Goodtime Parlor banjo. Learn More