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Classic Goodtime Special™ 17-Fret Tenor

$1,199.00

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A Classic Special 17-Fret Tenor featuring our patented Goodtime Special Tone Ring for a snappy jazz sound. With a comfortable weight, this banjo is an excellent companion for traveling with a band or playing for fun and pleasure. The tone ring and resonator amplify the bright and crisp tone from this easy playing Classic Special Irish tenor banjo.

Not only does it sound great but it projects well to the audience. Made in America, this is a quality banjo at an affordable price. It's simple and durable, lighter weight than more expensive banjos, and built to be a pleasure to play even while you dance.

Neck:
Slender Rock Maple Neck
17 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Stained a Rich Brown
White dot inlays and Detailing
Planetary Tuners
Durable Satin Finis
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Pot:
3 ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Stained Rich Brown
NEW Patented Steel Goodtime Tone Ring
11″ Frosted Bottom High Crown Head
Steel Tension Hoop
Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
16 Bracket Shoes
16 Flat Hooks and 9/32″ Hex Nuts
Patented Adjustable Goodtime Tailpiece
2 Piece Flange
Nickel Plated Armrest
Nickel Plated Hardware

Resonator:

Maple Resonator
Stained Rich Brown
Durable Satin Finish

Tone:

Has a clear and bright sound of maple that projects very well.
Easy to play with clarity of note separation.
Tuned: C,G,D,A for Standard Tenor Tuning or G,D,A,E for Irish Music

Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
Comes from the factory with light gauge strings
You can use medium strings on this banjo as well.

Dimensions:

Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/8″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 21″
Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 32″
Weight Approx. 8 lbs

Warranty:
The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Goodtime banjo a 6 year warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Classic Goodtime Two™ 17-Fret Tenor Banjo

$949.00

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The Classic Goodtime Two 17-Fret Tenor banjo is tuned like a viola in Standard Tenor Banjo Tuning of C,G,D,A.  It can also be tuned like a violin (one octave lower) in the Irish Tenor Tuning of G,D,A,E. The Classic has a traditional look with the Deering peghead shape, a rich brown stain, and planetary banjo Tuners. It's a good tenor banjo, lighter weight with a clear tone that is warm and resonant. Because this model has a resonator it is louder than the open back model. It has an accurate neck that is as comfortable as can be.

The vintage look and light weight make traveling easy with this great playing banjo, offering you years of delight and enjoyment.

Neck:
Slender Rock Maple Neck stained a Rich Brown
17 Nickel Silver FretsWhite dot inlays
Deering shape, Planetary Tuners
Satin Finish

Pot:
3 ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
11″ Frosted Bottom Head
Steel Tension Hoop
A Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
16 Bracket Shoes
16 Flat Hooks and 9/32″ Hex Nuts
Patented Adjustable Goodtime Tailpiece
2 Piece Flange
Nickel Plated Armrest
Nickel Plated Hardware

Resonator:
Rich Brown Maple with Black Binding
Satin Finish

Tone:
Has a clear and bright sound of maple that projects very well.
Easy to play with clarity of note separation.

Tuned:
Traditional Jazz – C,G,D,A or Irish – G,D,A,E
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Dimensions:
Neck Width At The Nut 1 1/8″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 21″
Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 32″
Instrument Weight Without A Case: 6 lbs

Warranty:
The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Goodtime banjo a warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.

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Classic Goodtime™ 17-Fret Tenor Banjo

$699.00

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The Classic Goodtime 17-Fret Tenor banjo is tuned like a viola or octave mandolin G,D,A,E so any mandolin player can easily pick it up and play it. It can also be tuned like a standard tenor banjo in C,G,D,A. The Classic has a traditional look with its fiddle peghead shape, a rich brown stain, and planetary banjo Tuners. It's a good tenor banjo, lighter weight with a clear tone that is warm and resonant. It has an accurate neck that is as comfortable as can be.

The vintage look and light weight make traveling easy with this great playing banjo, offering you years of delight and enjoyment.

Neck:
Slender Rock Maple Neck Stained a Rich Brown
17 Nickel Silver Frets White Dot Inlays
Deering Neck Shape
Planetary Tuners
Satin Finish

Pot:
3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
11″ Frosted Bottom Head
Steel Tension Hoop
Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
16 Bracket Shoes
16 Flat Hooks and 9/32″ Hex Nuts
Patented Adjustable Goodtime Tailpiece
Nickel Plated Armrest
Nickel Plated Hardware

Tone:
Has a clear and bright sound of maple that projects very well.
Easy to play with clarity of note separation.

Tuned:
Traditional Jazz – C,G,D,A or Irish – G,D,A,E
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Dimensions:
Neck Width At The Nut 1 1/8″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 21″
Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 32″
Instrument Weight Without A Case: 6 lbs

Warranty:
The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Goodtime Banjo a warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.

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Deering Boston™ 17-Fret Tenor Banjo

$2,199.00

A great recording tenor banjo with resonator for sound projection, the Boston 17-fret tenor works for Irish, traditional jazz, or any style you like to play. Tuned in fifths, C,G,D,A it is easily fingered by mandolin or violin players because the chord fingering is the same. This lighter weight Irish banjo is easy to play and incredibly durable for years of enjoyment! The innovative steel rim construction of the drum provides a clear, crisp banjo tone that rings like a bell, records well and plays easily. There are higher-end banjos out there that do have better, warmer sound, but they you won't get one for the cost of a Boston.

Neck:
Mahogany
17 Nickel-Silver Pressed In Frets
Slender, Fast and Comfortable Deering Neck Shape
Pearl Dot & Leaf Inlays
Guitar Style Tuners,
(Planetary Tuners available as an option)

Pot: 
Nickel Plated and Durable 3/16" Steel Rim That Rings Like a Tone Ring
Frosted Bottom 11" High Crown Head
Beveled Tension Hoop
Butterfly 24-Piece Flange
24 flat hooks with 9/32" Hex Nuts
Nickel Plated Hardware

Resonator:
Mahogany
White Binding
Durable Satin Finish

Tone:

Has a clean and bright tone, easily heard in a band.
Tuned: C,G,D,A for Dixieland or Traditional Jazz
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Dimensions:
19 Fret Tenor Boston Banjo: 
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/8″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 21″
Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 35″

Lifetime Warranty:

The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.

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Deering Sierra™ 17-Fret Tenor Banjo

$2,979.00

Irish Tenor banjos have the shorter 17 fret neck for a brighter, snappier sound. The Sierra 17-fret tenor has our professional -06- bronze tone ring and you get all the most important features that affect the tone and playability at an economical price.

Made of mahogany with a slim comfortable neck and ebony fingerboard, the Sierra banjo will give you hours of lasting pleasure because it is made right and it's easy to finger so with little effort you can enjoy playing this professional quality banjo.

Neck:

Mahogany or Maple
Natural Ebony fingerboard
17 Pressed in Nickel Silver Frets
Original Deering Designed Engraved Inlays
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Fully Adjustable truss rod
Deering Planetary banjo tuners
Durable Satin Finish


Pot:

Genuine Deering -06- Bell Bronze Tone Ring
Violin Grade Three ply Maple Rim
Brass Notched Tension Hoop
Standard 11″ Frosted Bottom Medium Crown Head
24 Round Hooks and ¼″ Hex Nuts
One Piece Cast Zinc Flange
Slender Shaped Armrest
Deering True Tone Tailpiece
Nickel Plated Hardware

Resonator:

Mahogany
Trimmed In White
Straight Internal Sidewalls
Durable Satin Finish

Includes a Traditional Hardshell Case

Tone:
Has the sweet sound of mahogany with less sustain than maple or walnut.
Professional quality tone. Easy to play with clarity of note separation.

Tuned:
C,G,D,A for standard tenor tuning
G,D,A,E for Irish music
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/8″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 21″
Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 32″
Weight Approx. 11 lbs

Warranty:
The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.

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Goodtime Two™ 17-Fret Tenor Banjo

$729.00

The Goodtime Two 17-Fret Tenor banjo is tuned in the Standard Tenor Tuning of C,G,D,A. It can also be tuned  like an octave mandolin (G,D,A,E) so any mandolin player can easily pick it up and play it (change in string gauges needed).  This American maple tenor banjo is lighter in weight with a clear tone that is warm and resonant. Because this model has a resonator it is louder than the open back model. With a neck that has been precisely fretted for intonation accuracy and a comfortable neck profile, you will find yourself playing this banjo for hours.

Neck:
Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
17 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Exotic Wood Bowtie Inlays
Sealed Geared Guitar Tuners
Durable Satin Finish
Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead

Pot:
3-ply Violin Grade Goodtime Maple Rim
11″ Frosted Bottom 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 Blonde Maple
Black Binding
Durable Satin Finish


Triangle Box for Carrying

Gig Bag Sold Separately

Tone:
Has a bright sound of maple that projects well.
Easy to play with clarity of note separation.

Tuned:
C,G,D,A for Standard Tenor Tuning
G,D,A,E for Irish Music
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 1/8″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 21″
Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 32″
Weight Approx. 6 lbs

Warranty: The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Goodtime banjo a six year warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.

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Goodtime™ 17-Fret Tenor Banjo

$519.00

Made in America at the Deering Banjo factory in California, the Goodtime openback 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 to easily hold and play and is the perfect banjo 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 viola or cello (C,G,D,A), this banjo is a great crossover instrument for string players! As one customer put it "Really great instrument with a great build quality and a lovely loud and rich tone. It is a delight to play with its short scale fretboard, slim neck and light weight body. I chose the Irish G,D,A,E tuning so that I can use the chords and tunes already learnt on the mandolin and am able to play it with just a little more of a stretch and a bit more movement of the old fingers! I'm well impressed and can strongly recommend one of these lovely American banjos".

Neck:
Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
17 Nickel Silver Frets
Hardwood Bowtie Inlays
Sealed Geared Tuners
Durable Satin Finish

Pot:
Blonde 3-ply Maple Rim
Steel Tension Hoop
11″ Frosted Bottom Head
5/8″ Maple/Ebony Goodtime Bridge
16 Flat Hooks With 9/32″ Nuts
16 Bracket Shoes
Deering Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
Durable Satin Finish

Case sold separately

Tone:
Easy to play with clarity of note separation.
Tuned: C,G,D,A in standard tenor tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Dimensions:
Neck Width At The Nut 1 1/8″
Scale Length Nut To Bridge 21″
Rim Diameter 11″
Overall Instrument Length 32″
Instrument Weight: 4 lbs

Warranty:
The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Goodtime banjo a warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.

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Vega® Little Wonder 17-Fret Tenor Banjo with Resonator

$2,059.00

Only 7 lbs, the Little Wonder banjo is a traditional style instrument, with a sweetness and purity of tone that gives both the professional and beginning banjoist a fabulous sounding banjo that is light, fast and easy to play. The stained violin grade maple neck and 3-ply maple rim are the same as the popular Vega Little Wonder, We combined a resonator with a traditional 24-piece butterfly flange to facilitate the strong projection demanded by bluegrass, country and folk musicians. Any style of music can be played on it whether you are strumming, or fingerpicking. If you want strong tone with lighter weight, this banjo is ideal for you.

As one artist said to us in his letter: " It has a beautiful understated appearance, top quality components and workmanship. It is beautiful to look at and beautiful to play."

Neck:
Deep Warm Brown Stained Maple
Slender Vega Neck Shape
Ebony Fingerboard and nut
Vega Traditional Neck Shape
Deering Planetary Tuners
17 Pressed in Nickel Silver Frets

Pot:
Violin Grade 3-Ply Maple Rim
24 Piece Butterfly Flange
24 Hooks and 9/32" Hex Nuts
Shoe & Screw Brackets
11" Banjo Head
Coordinator Rod For Adjustments
Deering Armrest
Deering True Tone Tailpiece
Nickel Plated

Resonator:
Deep Warm Brown Stained Maple
Trimmed In Black

21" Scale Length

Warranty:

Lifetime Warranty

Hardshell Case Included

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