John McEuen Signature Model


The John McEuen Signature model banjo is made of beautiful curly maple stained a golden honey and trimmed in ivoroid and Coral Snake purfling. White binding encircles the peghead where John McEuen’s name is set into the artfully designed floral pattern that gracefully adorns the peghead and ebony fingerboard.  D-Tuners are installed on the 2nd and 3rd Strings. It has a unique look of 24 karat gold and chrome metal parts, accented with premium engraving on the tone ring, armrest and tailpiece. This exquisite banjo has a gold plated Deering -06- tone ring and a slightly deeper resonator for the precise sound John wanted.

• Curly Maple With A Honey Stain
• Natural Ebony Fingerboard
• 22 Glued In Nickel Silver Frets
• Unique Inlays
• Ivoroid Bound Fingerboard
Coral Snake Wood Purfling
• Adjustable Truss Rod
• Planetary Tuners
• D Tuners on 2nd and 3rd Strings
• Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
• Bound Neck and Peghead
• Slender and Comfortable Deering Neck Shape
• High Gloss Finish


• Gold Plated & Engraved Deering -06- Bell Bronze Tone Ring
• Deering Premium Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
• Gold Plated Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
• 11″ Top Frosted Medium Crown Head
• 24 Chrome Plated Round Hooks with ¼″ Hex Nuts
• Gold Plated One Piece Nickel Plated Zinc Flange
• 5/8″ Deering Maple/Ebony Bridge
• Gold Plated Deering True Tone Tailpiece
• Satin Finish


• Curly Maple
• Coral Snake Wood Purfling
• Ivoroid Binding
• Tenbrooks Banjo Resonator Depth
• Resonator Sides Are Specially Tapered On the Inside for Projection of Tone
• High Gloss Finish

With a brighter tone than mahogany, maple provides a beautiful bass response and great highs. The banjo plays string to string and up the neck at a consistent clarity and excellent volume so it is easily heard amongst a band.


• Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
• Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
• Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
• Overall Instrument Length 38″
• Weight Approx. 11 lbs

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case
Lifetime Warranty

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John McEuen Goodtime Two™ 5 String Banjo


John McEuen enjoys inspiring others to play music and as ‘Johnny Banjoseed’, he encouraged the Deering Banjo Company to release a John McEuen 

Goodtime Two™ banjo that he could promote and inspire others to pick up the banjo.  The John McEuen Goodtime Two™ banjo is an all maple bluegrass banjo with a resonator.  The neck is hard rock maple and the rim is violin grade 3 ply maple for a good bluegrass tone and it only weighs about 6 pounds.

John McEuen Engraved Peghead
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

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 of Blonde Maple
Black Binding
Durable Satin Finish 

Triangle Box for Carrying
Gig Bag or Hardshell Case Sold Separately 


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


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.

Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26.25″ 
Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
Rim Diameter 11"
Overall Instrument Length 38″ 
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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