Goodtime™ Banjo

$499.00

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!

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 


Gig bag or Hardshell Case sold separately

Tone
Easy to play with clarity of note separation and round full bodied tone.

Tuned: 
g,D,G,B,D in standard G tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

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

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Goodtime™ 17-Fret Tenor Banjo

$516.00

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 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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Goodtime™ Acoustic/Electric Banjo

$829.00

Finally! A banjo that can be played at any volume. The new Goodtime Acoustic/Electric banjo features the factory installed Kavanjo banjo head pickup system. This system allows your banjo to be plugged into a guitar amp and played at screaming levels without feedback while still maintaining its acoustic tone.

Neck:
Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver frets
Bow tie Hardwood Inlays
Sealed Geared Tuners
Geared 5th String Tuner
Durable Satin Finish
Pot:
3-ply Goodtime Violin Grade Maple Rim
Kavanjo Banjo Pickup
Steel Tension Hoop
11″ Top Frosted High Crown Head with Kavanjo Humbucker Pickup Installed
5/8″ Maple/Ebony Goodtime Bridge
16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Nuts
16 Bracket Shoes with Screw Attachments
Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments 
Durable Satin Finish
Openback 
ADDED ITEMS INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE:
Comes with a Triangle Carrying Box
Gig bag or Hardshell Case priced Separately 


Tone:

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.

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″ 
Instrument Weight without a case: 4 lbs 

Warranty: 

6 year warranty

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Goodtime™ Banjo Starter Package

$659.00

Includes 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 recommended by banjo teachers the world over because it plays right and sounds great

Neck:
Blonde 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

Also Included:

    • Deering Gig bag
    • Banjo Strap
    • Deering 2 Finger DVD
    • 2 Finger Picks
    • Thumbpick
    • Electronic Tuner


Tone
Easy to play with clarity of note separation and round full bodied tone.

Tuned: 
g,D,G,B,D in standard G tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

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

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Goodtime Two™ Banjo

$699.00

A resonator back provides more projection of sound in the Goodtime Two. 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 Two weighs 6 lbs - about the weight of a guitar. The Goodtime Two has a natural blonde maple with a satin finish to protect it. The rich, golden tone and the reverberation off the resonator sound great. You can definitely tell a volume deference between open back and a Goodtime Two. The sound waves aren't getting trapped between you and the banjo, which makes a pretty big diference. 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!

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
Gig Bag or Hardshell Case Sold Separately 

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 26.25″ 
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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Goodtime Two™ 17-Fret Tenor Banjo

$730.00

The Classic 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). The Classic has a traditional look with the Deering peghead shape, a rich brown stain, and planetary banjo tuners, and side dots on the neck. 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:
Blond 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 Two™ 19-Fret Tenor Banjo

$730.00

All wood, rim and resonator this is a great tenor for learning to play jazz, be it Dixieland or Traditional jazz because this banjo is light weight and not as loud as a more expensive banjo so it's easier on the ears of family members.

It has a very pleasant tone that certainly is vibrant without being over bearing. Only weighing in at 5 lbs, this cute little banjo is great for traveling, camping, taking to the beach and just having fun. Tuned in fifths like a mandolin or violin, it is an easy transition to banjo and a great change of pace for the mandolin or violin player. It has a durable finish covering all the wood parts to protect it. Even when you step up to a more professional banjo, this little Goodtime tenor will be a great companion for fun and relaxation.

Neck:
Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
19 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 Blond Maple
Black Binding
Durable Satin Finish
Triangle Box for Carrying

Gig Bag or Hardshell Case 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 in standard tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
Comes with light gauge strings
Can also be played with medium gauge strings.

Dimensions:

Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 23″
Rim diameter 13 7/8″
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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Goodtime™ Parlor Banjo

$516.00

A 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.

Neck:
• Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
• 19 Pressed In Nickel Silver frets
• Hardwood Bow Tie Inlays
• Sealed Geared Tuners
• Geared 5th String Tuner
• Durable Satin Finish
• Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead

Pot:
• Blonde 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
• Steel Tension Hoop
• 11″ Top Frosted 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 Tone: Easy to play with clarity of note separation and round full bodied tone.

Dimensions:
• Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
*Scale Length Nut to Bridge 23 1/8″
• Rim diameter 11″
• Overall Instrument Length 33 1/2″
• Weight Approx. 4 lbs

6 Year Warranty

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Goodtime Two™ Banjo Advanced Starter Package

$870.00

Includes a Goodtime Two banjo, a Deering gig bag, banjo strap, picks, tuner, and the Jens Kruger Beginner DVD. This package includes everything needed to successfully get started playing the banjo! Including the perfect light weight Goodtime banjo that you can take with you when you travel.

The Goodtime Two banjo is a great beginner banjo which features a resonator and is recommended by banjo teachers the world over because it plays right and sounds great.

 

Neck:
Blonde 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: 
Blonde 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
Maple Resonator

Also Included:

    • Deering Gig bag
    • Banjo Strap
    • Deering 2 Finger DVD
    • 2 Finger Picks
    • Thumbpick
    • Electronic Tuner


Tone
Easy to play with clarity of note separation and round full bodied tone.

Tuned: 
g,D,G,B,D in standard G tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings 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

Warranty: 
6 year warranty

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Goodtime Special™ Openback Banjo

$832.00

Special means it has our patented Goodtime Special Tone Ring - The Goodtime Special Openback banjo produces a more powerful and brighter tone because it is made with our patented steel tone ring. This is the lowest priced Deering banjo made with a tone ring. The openback style makes it suitable for clawhammer or frailing styles of playing, while the increased brightness and volume is a wonderful surprise to players who play in the more traditional bluegrass style of play.

Neck:
• Blonde 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:
• Blonde 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
• New Patented Goodtime Special Tone Ring
• Steel Tension Hoop
• 11″ Top Frosted High Crown Head
• 5/8″ Maple/Ebony Goodtime Bridge
• 16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Nuts
• 16 Bracket Shoes
• Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
• Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
• Durable Satin Finish Tone: Louder projection and clarity from the tone ring of a full bodied tone.

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″
• Instrument Weight: 6.5 lbs

Comes with a Triangle Carrying Box

6 Year Warranty

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Goodtime Special™ Banjo

$985.00

The newly Patented Goodtime Special Tone Ring designed by Deering produces a powerfully crisp, bright, sparkling tone, a considerable step up in tone from the original tone ring that was featured on our Goodtime Special banjos. The volume of tone is a wonderful surprise to players. If you're looking for a banjo with good volume and tone, and prefer to keep the cost as low as possible, then this is the banjo for you. This banjo will perform well in a jam session or band setting, feel comfortable, fret correctly, and be a stable instrument you can play for years to come.

Neck: 
Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Hardwood Bowtie Inlays
Sealed Geared Guitar Tuners 
Geared 5th String Tuner 
Durable Satin Finish
Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead

Pot: 

3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Patented Steel Goodtime Special Tone Ring
11″ Frosted Top High Crown Head
Steel Tension Hoop
16 Bracket Shoes 16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Hex Nuts
16 Bracket Shoes
Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
2 Piece Flange
Nickel plated Armrest
Nickel Plated Hardware 

Resonator:

Blond Maple
Black Binding
Durable Satin Finish 

Tone: 
Has a bell like tone that is loud, crisp and clear and easily heard in a band setting. 
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 from the factory with light gauge strings 10, 11, 13, 21W, 10 
Can be played with medium gauge as well. 

Dimensions
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. 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 six year warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.

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Classic Goodtime™ 5-String Banjo

$689.00

 

The Classic Goodtime banjos were created to meet customer demands. With the more classic fiddle peghead shape (now found on all Deering Goodtime banjos, the rich dark brown stain, planetary tuning pegs and the addition of spikes at 7,9, 10 for alternate tunings, this light weight maple banjo not only meets but exceeds the features customers wanted and needed. The violin-grade maple rim is made of the same wood used on the professional level Deering models and gives the Goodtime banjo a rich, full, round note distinction.

Light weight enough to travel with, convenient enough to keep by your easy chair at home, the Goodtime Classic is great for hours of practice with a neck that is both comfortable to play and accurate to fret. With the satin finish, white inlays, and the addition of side dots for ease of play, this Goodtime banjo is not only beautiful to look at but will bring you hours of musical enjoyment.

Neck:
Slender Rock Maple Neck stained a Rich Brown
White dot inlays
Deering Peg head shape
Planetary Tuners
Geared 5th String Tuner
Satin Finish
Spikes Installed at 7th, 9th, & 10th Frets

Pot:
11″ 3 ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
11″ Frosted Top High Crown 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
Nickel Plated Armrest
Nickel Plated Hardware
Satin Finish

Comes with a Triangle Carrying Box

Gig Bag or Hardshell Case is sold separately 

Tone:
Has a clear and bright sound of maple that projects very 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.

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Rim Diameter  11″
Overall Instrument Length 37.5″
Instrument Weight without a case: 4.5 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. Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice.

 

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Classic Goodtime™ 17-Fret Tenor Banjo

$699.00

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 shape
Planetary Tuners
Satin Finish

Pot:
3 ply 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
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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Classic Goodtime Two™ Banjo

$940.00

With a Bluegrass resonator back for projection, The Classic Goodtime 2 banjo has a 3-ply violin grade maple rim and produces a bright and clear tone that projects well and is louder than an open back banjo. The Classic 2 is enhanced with a Rich Brown stain, white detailing and spikes at 7, 9, and 10. The use of spikes enables you to expand your playing from the key of G to easily play in the keys of A, B and C

Here is a banjo you can have right there by your easy chair and play between commercials or take out an play in a jam. It's a good bluegrass banjo, lighter weight and easy to carry. It's great for hours of practice with an accurate neck that is as comfortable as can be. You'll appreciate how light it is when you reach over to pick it up and enjoy playing it.

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 life and this is why you don't see a lot of Goodtime banjos on the used market. It's a banjo you can take anywhere.

Neck:
Slender Rock Maple Neck stained a Rich Brown
White dot inlays
Deering shape Peghead
Planetary Tuners
Geared 5th peg
Durable Satin Finish
Spikes installed at 7th, 9th, & 10th frets

Pot:
3 ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
11″ Frosted Top 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: 
Rich Brown Maple
Black Binding
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:
g,D,G,B,D in standard G tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
Comes from the factory with light gauge strings 

Dimensions:
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. 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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Classic Goodtime Two™ 17-Fret Tenor Banjo

$940.00

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 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 Two™ 19-Fret Tenor Banjo

$950.00

Perfect for traditional jazz/dixieland music, this American maple 19-fret Goodtime Two tenor banjo is light weight and stained in a rich, dark brown. Crafted with planetary tuners, side dots, a Deering peghead shape, and white inlays, the neck is slim and easy to play. The natural maple brightness, frosted bottom head and tenor strings tuned CGDA, create a banjo that is bright, with good sustain. The 3-ply violin grade maple rim is crafted of the same wood used on our professional level Deering banjos and opens up the sound of the banjo giving it a full, round, rich clarity. The resonator, as is its function, makes the banjo louder. Tuned in fifths, this is also a banjo easily played by mandolin or violin players who want a banjo they can use for songs they already know because they can use the same chord forms.

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

Pot:
3 ply 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 13/64"″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 23″
Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 35″
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 Two™ Plectrum Banjo

$950.00

Made of American maple and stained in a rich, dark brown, the Classic Goodtime Two plectrum banjo has the features required by those who love to play in the flat-picking Dixieland style or who love melodic finger picking. With the traditional planetary tuners, side dots, and the Deering peghead shape, this light weight Goodtime Two  plectrum banjo has a warm and vibrant voice with good volume thanks to the resonator. Traditionally tuned D,B,G,C, the banjo can also be tuned like the last 4 strings on a guitar (D,G,B,E) which makes it a perfect cross-over instrument for the guitar playing musician. Carrying features on banjos with a much higher price, the Classic Goodtime Two plectrum banjo is crafted with not only a beautiful aesthetic but a "classic″ sound!

Neck:
Slender Rock Maple Neck stained a Rich Brown
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
White dot inlays
Deering shape Peghead
Planetary Tuners
Durable Satin Finish

Pot:
3 ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
11″ Frosted Bottom High Crown 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
Black Binding
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,B,D in standard tuning
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 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
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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Classic Goodtime Special™ Openback

$955.00

The Classic Goodtime Special Openback is louder and brighter than the original Goodtime model because it has the patent pending Special Tone Ring and is great for players who like to jam and want to be heard. The rich brown stain, planetary tuners, and Deering peghead shape gives the classic look of a vintage banjo. This versatile banjo can also be played in the keys of A, B, or C by using the spikes which are already installed and a capo. If you enjoy playing standing up this is perfect as it weighs 6.5 lbs and you can stand up play it all night long!

Being an openback banjo, this is great for the Clawgrass style of playing because the tone ring gives it that brighter tone needed for Clawgrass music and other modern openback styles that need a banjo with sustain that projects freely. It is first and foremost a very playable instrument, that is built to be durable and travel easily, while being a superb sounding banjo that pleases audiences.

The Classic Goodtime Special is an achievement in keeping the cost down while providing an instrument that will stay in tune and perform reliably because it is made with precision by skilled American craftsmen.

Made efficiently at our factory in Spring Valley, California (outside of San Diego), this is a comfortably playable banjo with a wonderfully bright tone. It is a solid dependable instrument that is immensely playable with excellent tonality and clarity.

Neck:
Slender Rock Maple Neck stained a Rich Brown,
White dot inlays, and Goodtime Logo
Deering Peg Head shape,
Planetary Tuners,
Geared 5th String Tuner
Durable Satin Finish,
Spikes installed at 7th, 9th, & 10th frets

Pot:
3 ply Violin Grade Maple Rim stained Rich Brown,
NEW Patent Goodtime Special Tone Ring
11″ Frosted Top 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,
Nickel Plated Armrest,
Nickel Plated Hardware,
Durable Satin Finish

Open back

Comes with a Triangle Box/Case

Gig Bag or Hardshell Case is priced separately

Tone:
Has a clear and bright sound of maple.
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 from the factory with light gauge strings: 10, 11, 13, 21W, 10


Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″,
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Diameter 11″
Overall Instrument Length 37.5″
Weight Approx. 6.5 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.

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Classic Goodtime Special Banjo

$1,186.00

It is first and foremost a very playable instrument, that is built to be durable and travel easily, while being a superb sounding banjo that pleases audiences. The vintage look and vibrant tone of the patented Goodtime Special tone ring set this banjo apart, as clearly louder than the Goodtime Two and great for playing in a band setting. The Classic Goodtime Special has the look of an older banjo with the rich brown stain, Deering fiddle shaped peghead and planetary banjo tuners. The Classic Special can be heard with a sweet voice with sustain that compliments all the instruments in a band. Tuned to an open G Chord, with the spikes already installed, you can easily play in other keys.

The Classic Goodtime Special is an achievement in keeping the cost down while providing an instrument that will stay in tune and perform reliably because it is made with precision by skilled American craftsmen. Made efficiently at our factory in Spring Valley (San Diego area of California), this is a comfortably playable banjo with a wonderfully bright tone. It is a solid dependable instrument that is immensely playable with excellent tonality and clarity.

Neck: 
Slender Rock Maple Neck
Stained a Rich Brown
White dot inlays and Detailing
Planetary Tuners
Geared 5th String Tuner
Durable Satin Finish
Spikes installed at 7th, 9th, & 10th Frets

Pot: 
3 ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Stained Rich Brown
NEW Patented Goodtime Tone Ring
11″ Frosted Top 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
Satin Finish
Black Binding

Tone: 
Has a clear and bright sound of maple that projects very 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 from the factory with light gauge strings: 10, 11,13, 21W, 10 

Dimensions:

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. 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 Special™ 17-Fret Tenor

$1,196.00

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 Special™ 19-Fret Tenor Banjo

$1,196.00

The Classic Goodtime Special 19-fretTenor banjo has a progressive musical tone that projects freely from the patent pending Special tone ring. Lighter weight than a more expensive banjo with a bronze tone ring, this banjo is easier to carry when you travel. It has a patent pending Special tone ring for a bright and crisp sound and good sustain.

This is a quality tenor banjo made in the USA of high grade wood with simple detailing so that it is affordable and provides the highest level of sound quality for a reasonable price. The top of the Goodtime tenor line, you get the bright ring of the tone ring, the projection of the resonator, and a easily playable tenor banjo that you can enjoy for years to come.

Neck:

Slender Rock Maple Neck
19 pressed in Nickel Silver Frets
Stained a Rich Brown
White dot inlays and Detailing
Planetary Tuners
Durable Satin Finish


Pot:
3 ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Stained Rich Brown
NEW Patent Pending 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
Black Binding
Durable Satin Finish

Comes with a Triangle Box style case.

Gig Bag or Hardshell Case priced separately 

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 Dixieland or Traditional Jazz
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 13/64″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 23″
Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 35″
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.

Prices and Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Classic Goodtime Special™ Plectrum

$1,196.00

A progressive tone projects from the patent pending Special tonering on this vintage stained Classic Goodtime Special Plectrum banjo. Lighter weight than a more expensive banjo with a bronze tone ring, this banjo is easier to manage when you travel and still has a Deering original patent pending Special steel tone ring for a bright and crisp sound. This is a quality banjo made in the USA of high grade wood with simple detailing so that it is affordable and provides the highest level of sound quality for a reasonable price. The top of the Goodtime plectrum line, you get the projection of the resonator, the bright ring of the tone ring and a easily playable banjo. A pickup can be installed as an optional upgrade. The rich brown stain, planetary tuners, and Deering peghead shape gives the classic look of a vintage banjo.

The Classic Goodtime Special is an achievement in keeping the cost down while providing an instrument that will stay in tune and perform reliably because it is made with precision by skilled American craftsmen.

Made efficiently at our factory in Spring Valley (San Diego area of California), this is a comfortably playable banjo with a wonderfully bright tone. It is a solid dependable instrument that is immensely playable with excellent tonality and clarity

Neck:
Slender Rock Maple Neck
22 pressed in Nickel Silver Frets
Stained a Rich Brown
White dot inlays and Detailing
Planetary Tuners
Durable Satin Finish

Pot:
3 ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Stained Rich Brown
NEW Patent Pending 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
Black Binding
Durable Satin Finish

Comes with a Triangle Box/case

Gig Bag or Hardshell Case priced separately

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

Tuned: C,G,B,D for Dixieland or Traditional Jazz
or like 4 strings of a guitar D,G,D,E for guitar players
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 3/16″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4"
Resonator diameter 12″
Overall Instrument Length 38″
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.

Prices and Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Goodtime Midnight Special™

$1,219.00

A Black & White Stand alone banjo with a modern look, the Midnight Special is the top of the Goodtime line. It has our new patent pending Tone Ring mounted on a violin grade maple 3-ply rim for a sound that is absolutely amazing in an affordable banjo. This modern black and white banjo has a look that is striking and classic at the same time. It's a modern banjo players banjo with great performance at an affordable price and it is American Made!

Neck:
Slender Rock Maple Neck stained Black
White dot inlays
Goodtime Logo in White
Deering Peg Head shape
Planetary Tuners
Geared 5th String Tuner
Durable Satin Finish
Spikes installed at 7th, 9th, & 10th frets

Pot:
3 ply Violin Grade Maple Rim Stained Black
NEW Patent Pending Nickel Plated Steel Goodtime Tone Ring
11″ Frosted Top High Crown Head
Steel Tension Hoop
16 Bracket Shoes
2 Piece Flange 
16 Flat Hooks 
16 9/32″ Hex Nuts
Patented Adjustable Goodtime Tailpiece
Nickel Plated Armrest
Nickel Plated Hardware
Maple Resonator stained Black accented with White Binding
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:
g,D,G,B,D in standard G tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Dimensions:
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. 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.

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Dropkick Murphys Goodtime™ 19-Fret Tenor Banjo

$619.00

We are proud to announce the release of the Dropkick Murphys Tenor Goodtime openback 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. A Kavanjo pickup can be installed as an option.

"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." Jeff DaRosa - Dropkick Murphys

Neck:
Blond Slender Rock Maple Neck
19 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Sealed Geared Guitar Tuners 
Durable Satin Finish
Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead
Dropkick Murphys crest engraved in peghead
Exotic Wood Dot and Clover Inlays, with Boston banner and Dropkick Murphys engraved in neck

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
Nickel Plated Hardware

Triangle Box for Carrying
Gig Bag or Hardshell Case Sold Separately 

Tone: 

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

Tuned:

G,D,A,E – Irish Tenor Tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well. 
Comes with medium gauge strings.

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 13/64″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 23 1/8″ 
Rim diameter 13 7/8″ 
Overall Instrument Length 33 1/4″ 
Weight Approx. 4.5 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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Dropkick Murphys Goodtime Two™ 19-Fret Tenor Banjo

$830.00

The Dropkick Murphys Goodtime Two 19-Fret tenor banjo is 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. A Kavanjo pickup can be installed as an option.

"The Goodtime 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, it's light weight makes it perfect for traveling."

It's never a bad time with a Goodtime." Jeff DaRosa - Dropkick Murphys

Neck:
Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
19 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Sealed Geared Guitar Tuners
Durable Satin Finish
Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead
Dropkick Murphys crest engraved in peghead
Exotic Wood Dot and Clover Inlays, with Boston banner and Dropkick Murphys engraved in neck

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
Nickel plated Armrest
Nickel Plated Hardware
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 or Hardshell Case Sold Separately

Tone:

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

Tuned:

G,D,A,E – Irish Tenor Tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
Comes with medium gauge strings.

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 13/64″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 23 1/8″
Rim diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 33 1/4″
Weight Approx. 4.5 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™ Fretless and Scooped Openback Banjo

$639.00

We probably wouldn't recommend this banjo for the player who has just taken up the banjo - but for those players who want an authentic old time banjo sound and understand the idea of a fretless instrument, this one is for you.

Neck:
Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
Fretless
Scooped Neck
5th String Nut
Hardwood Bow Tie Inlays
Sealed Geared Tuners
Geared 5th String Tuner
Durable Satin Finish
Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead

Pot:
Blonde 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


Gig bag or Hardshell Case sold separately

Tone:
Easy to play with clarity of note separation and round full bodied tone.

Tuned:
g,D,G,B,D in standard G tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

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 lbs

Warranty:
6 year warranty

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Deering Goodtime™ Rare Bird Alert Banjo Package

$669.00

Deering 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.

The logo was inspired by the cover of Steve Martin's Grammy nominated CD, Rare Bird Alert.  There is a  unique peghead design of a bird with wings open wide  playing a banjo plus the words "Rare Bird Alert.″ The fingerboard has hardwood, bow tie inlays and the banjo is made in a natural color with a satin finish. The banjo is crafted out of eastern American maple with a violin grade 3-ply maple rim.

Included:

  • Deering Padded Gig Bag
  • Steve Martin's Grammy Nominated CD 'Rare Bird Alert'
  • 'Rare Bird Alert' Banjo Tab Book
  • Deering Banjo Strap
  • Banjo Picks
  • Electronic Tuner

Neck:
Blonde 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
Rare Bird Alert Artwork Peghead Engraving


Pot: 
Blonde 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


Tone
Easy to play with clarity of note separation and round full bodied tone.

Tuned: 
g,D,G,B,D in standard G tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

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

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New!

Goodtime Zombie Killer™ 5-String Banjo

$1,013.00

The Goodtime 2 Zombie Killer Banjo. Blonde maple neck with engraved hardwood inlays with Zombie killing themes. The maple resonator is finished to look blood splattered and worn. The resonator flange has teeth around the outer edge like a circular saw blade with Zombie killing images cut into the flat surface of the flange. The three ply violin maple rim is finished with the dark reddish finish. The metal parts are finished in both nickel plating and a hard blood red color. This banjo is dedicated to the youthful interest in the "Zombie Apocalypse" .... and for the kid in all of us.

This banjo is dedicated to the youthful interest in the "Zombie Apocalypse" .... and for the kid in all of us.

Blonde maple neck with engraved hardwood inlays with Zombie killing themes.  The maple resonator is finished to look blood splattered and worn.  The resonator flange has teeth around the outer edge like a circular saw blade with Zombie killing images cut into the flat surface of the flange.  The three ply violin maple rim is finished with the dark reddish finish.  The metal parts are finished in both nickel plating and a hard blood red color. 

The finish on each and every Zombie banjo resonator is unique in an effort to present as playful an image as possible. Our luthiers are taking great joy in creating images that can include dirt, boot prints, face prints, hand prints, chain marks, raised surfaces simulating blood clots, etc. Know that this is all deliberate and done with you in mind. Enjoy knowing that your banjo is a one-of-a-kind creation!

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Goodtime Solana 6 Banjo

$899.00

With repeated requests from its customers to create a 6-string Goodtime banjo, Deering focused on giving the customers what they wanted with the new Goodtime Solana 6. The new Goodtime Solana 6 is a new kind of 6-string banjo designed to bring out the creativity in the player and features all of the American craftsmanship and quality that owners of Goodtime banjos have come to expect.  

The Solana 6 stands out from the pack thanks to is its nylon strings which offers the player a sweet, mellow tone akin to a classical guitar, but with the bright undertones of a banjo.

The versatility of the Solana 6 is rounded off with a piezo pickup that sits directly under the patented East Indian Rosewood bridge plate, formerly seen only on Deering’s Phoenix 6-string banjo. The bridge plate is placed underneath the hand crafted Deering bridge and is designed to even out the effects of the string vibration resulting in an increased sustain, decrease in boominess, and less feedback allowing the player more freedom in a live performing situation when partnered with the piezo pickup. The sound of the Solana 6 is further enhanced by the new larger Grand 12” rim which creates ample breathing room for the natural low end of the Solana 6, making a bold statement right out of the box.  

The rim of the Solana 6 is constructed of the same 3-ply violin grade maple that is at the heart of the entire Deering banjo line up.  The rock maple neck features East Indian Rosewood ring style inlays, a classical guitar inspired peghead, and smooth, accurate classical guitar tuners with pearloid buttons. The beautiful blonde maple of the Solana 6 is further complimented by a dark East Indian Rosewood tailpiece which bares the Deering name.

MADE IN U.S.A.

Strings:
6 Nylon Strings

Neck:
Classical Guitar Style Peghead & Tuners
Blonde Rock Maple Neck
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Rosewood and Maple Ring Inlays 
Durable Satin Finish
Tuned Like a Guitar

Pot: 
Grand 12" 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Tone Enhancing Patented Bridge Plate
Piezo Pickup
Top Frosted High Crown Head
Steel Tension Hoop
16 Bracket Shoes
16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Hex Nuts
East Indian Rosewood Tailpiece 
Nickel Plated Armrest
Nickel Plated Hardware
 

Triangle Box for Carrying
Gig Bag or Hardshell Case Sold Separately 

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

Tuned:
E, A, D, G, B, E In Standard Guitar Tuning 
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well. 
Comes with nylon strings

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 2″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26.25″ 
Rim Diameter 12"
Overall Instrument Length 39″ 
Weight Approx. 5 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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SHIPPING IN JULY 2014

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