Celebrate our 16th Goodtime banjo anniversary!
The limited edition Goodtime "Sweet 16" banjo commemorates the introduction of this popular Deering series in 1996 at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS. How fitting that this banjo, first shown in the heartland of America, was created by the combined efforts of Deering Banjos and their customers who made it the most popular selling American made banjo in the world.
The beautiful peghead and banjo head logo was chosen by popular vote through a logo contest that Deering ran In the summer of 2012. The swirls and “sweet 16” that have given the banjo its distinctive name were the creation of James Horvath, of California. A special inlay at the 22nd frets commemorates the years “1996-2012” - 16 happy years of Goodtime banjo owners all over the world!
Most Goodtime banjos do not have serial numbers. The limited edition Goodtime Sweet 16 banjo will be numbered on the back of the peghead and signed by both Janet and Greg Deering. With the additional features of side dots, spikes at frets 7,9,and 10, an armrest, and planetary tuners, this satin finished maple banjo combines unique design with maximum playing additions to increase the owner’s enjoyment at each session of play.
The Goodtime "Sweet 16" package includes the banjo, a Deering logo gig bag, a Sweet 16 t-shirt and a signed letter of authenticity.
Meet the Goodtime "Sweet 16" logo designer James Horvath