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Goodtime Two™ Banjo

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...

$779.00

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Goodtime Bluegrass Banjo Package

Includes a Goodtime Two banjo, a Deering gig bag, banjo strap, picks, tuner, and the Tony Trischka 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 t...

$899.00

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Deering Sierra™ 5-string Banjo

“The Deering Sierra banjo is truly the flagship of our entire line! How is it that this is so? Well I’ll tell you. The pot assembly of the Sierra, the violin grade maple 3 ply rim, the -06- tone ring, the one piece zinc flange, the notched tension hoop, the Deering tail piece and armrest are exactly the same as our whole line all the way up to the Gabriella, with just a few except...

From $2,999.00

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Artisan Goodtime Two Banjo

Featuring Midnight Maple Fingerboard and Vintage Artisan inspired inlays! With a bluegrass resonator back for projection, the Artisan Goodtime Two banjo has a 3-ply violin grade maple rim and produces a bright and clear tone that projects well and is louder than its open back counterpart.  The Artisan Two is enhanced with a rich brown stain...

$1,139.00

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Artisan Goodtime Special Banjo

The Artisan Goodtime Special has the look of an older banjo with the rich brown stain, Deering fiddle shaped peghead and planetary banjo tuners. The Artisan Goodtime Special can be heard with a sweet voice with sustain that complements 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 stunnin...

$1,339.00

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Deering Eagle II™ 5-String Banjo

Rarely has there ever been a tone ring model that could claim this but customers who own the Eagle II have proclaimed its utmost versatility in this respect. Whether you are a professional or a dedicated banjo enthusiast, the Eagle II will help you soar to new heights! Played by: Winston Marshall of From $2,899.00

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Goodtime Special™ Banjo

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.

$1,089.00

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Deering Eagle II™ Acoustic/Electric 5-String Banjo

The Eagle II Acoustic Electric banjo is a whole new breed of banjo. It features the ground breaking Kavanjo® banjo pickup system allowing you to play on any stage with a true banjo tone and without the worry of feedback earlier banjo pickups have had. This banjo features the patented Twenty-Ten Tone Ring which is a completely original Deering design...

$3,259.00

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Deering White Lotus 5-String Banjo

For years players have been asking for a lighter weight banjo with a full rich tone at an affordable price point. This desire has now become reality in the new White Lotus 5-string resonator banjo. Weighing in at only 8 pounds and featuring the newly patented Deering white oak rim design, this American white oak banjo has the bright tone, crisp and clear note distinction, power, and sustain ...

From $2,799.00

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Goodtime Midnight Special™

The Goodtime Midnight Special also features our new patent pending Goodtime Tone Ring mounted on a violin grade maple 3-ply rim for a sound that rivals instruments several times the price. 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 of course it goes without say...

$1,369.00

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Deering Winston Marshall Signature Model

The Ultimate Touring Banjo  “For those ...

$4,599.00

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Goodtime Blackgrass

Featuring Midnight Maple Fingerboard and Vintage Artisan inspired inlays! The Goodtime Blackgrass is the ultimate banjo for players looking for something a little on the darker side. The pure black stain of the all maple wood is accented with matte black hardware and a black head which combine to put a dark twist on an otherwise traditional instrument. Bu...

$1,199.00

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Deering Calico™ 5-String Banjo

A premium quality world class 5-string banjo that is appreciated for its crisp tone with great highs and distinctive bass response. The Calico is not only beautiful, but it is also exceptionally dynamic with both powerful sound and response providing an excellent tool for all styles of music. At this price point we add two features, we taper the inside of the resonator walls for added projec...

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Custom Goodtime Two Banjo

If you are looking for a bit more power in a lightweight package, the addition of a maple resonator to the Goodtime banjo makes for a nice projection that sounds great but doesn't weigh too much.

From $1,199.00

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Deering Jens Kruger Model

This began as the Top model of the Tenbrooks line before being included in the Artist Series.  It is made with violin grade maple because of the musical qualities of this wood and it features a radiused ebony fretboard. Jens prefers stainless steel frets because of the durability of the stainless steel. The frets wear longer before needing to be replaced. Before switching to stain...

$15,799.00

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Deering® Terry Baucom Model Banjo

Capture the sound of the “Duke of Drive”, Terry Baucom! Designed with Terry's hard driving bluegrass style in mind, this incredible American Walnut banjo features a light weight bell bronze 20 hole Deering tone ring. Terry also chose the traditional Deering neck shape for optimum comfort and for the fast and accurate fretting demanded by his hard-driving playing style. Se...

$5,219.00

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Deering Ivanhoe™ 5-String Banjo

We reserve the most highly figured walnut for the neck and rare pieces of exotic burl walnut veneer for the resonator. The beautiful burl veneer on the resonator is the same veneer as used on the inside of a Rolls Royce. The inside walls of the resonator are carved for loud and clear projection of the wonderful tone. The Ivanhoe is a beautiful gold plated & engraved s...

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Deering® Rustic Wreath 5-String Banjo

The Rustic Wreath is a stunning and affordable walnut stained maple banjo that honors the heritage of the instrument, while taking on a sleek, minimalist feel. In keeping with the tradition of some of the world’s most popular banjos, the Rustic Wreath retains aesthetic features of its older siblings, notably the inlay pattern from the Golden Wreath, the traditional prewar peghead shap...

$3,699.00

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Deering® Julia Belle 5-String Banjo

It all started with Greg and Janet Deering’s friendship with John Hartford, a friendship that began over 30 years ago when Greg worked with John to design and build his first signature Hartford Model banjo.  John’s Deering low banjo was an iconic part of his sound for many years and ...

$5,899.00

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John McEuen Signature Model

In celebration of John's 50 year career as a banjoist having played a Deering 30th Anniversary Banjo along with his Florentine for the past 10 years, John worked with Greg and Janet Deering to create a unique and special John McEuen Signature Model Banjo!

$8,495.00

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Tony Trischka Silver Clipper Banjo

“I knew I wanted a radiused fingerboard. Having tried Noam Pikelny’s banjo with 24 frets (an extra two frets coming out over the fingerboard), I requested the same. I had always desired a resonator made of quilted maple.” - Tony Trischka The Silver Clipper is the aesthetically slimmed down little sister to Tony Trischka's signature Golden Clipper.  The Silver Clipper’s nickel-p...

$5,699.00

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Tony Trischka Golden Clipper Banjo

“I knew I wanted a radiused fingerboard. Having tried Noam Pikelny’s banjo with 24 frets (an extra two frets coming out over the fingerboard), I requested the same. I had always desired a resonator made of quilted maple... and with the addition of gold plating, a beautifully engraved black nickel stretcher band, Pāua Shell abalone binding on the neck and resonator, spectacular art nouveau in...

$15,999.00

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Tenbrooks Legacy™ Banjo with -06- Tone Ring

The Legacy is a wonderful professional level banjo that is a racehorse for the performing musician and dedicated banjo enthusiast, an effortless and instantly versatile tool for boundless musical creativity. The comfortable neck is made for precise playing, and it features glued in frets for easy re-fretting for the artist who plays a lot. The Legacy provides a limitless musical playi...

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Tenbrooks Saratoga Star™ Banjo with -06- Tone Ring

Crisp Maple with a brilliant full bodied tone, deep bass, brilliant highs, The Saratoga Star is one of the most elegantly beautiful modern banjos to enter the musical arena of classic instruments. Greg Deering personally designed the inlays with an Art Nouveau style in mind. Reminiscent of the Victorian Era, this high grade maple banjo stands out as a top of the line professional instrument,...

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Deering® John Hartford 5-String Banjo

People ask why we have a non standard inlay pattern on this banjo. It was once the standard pattern and fairly common to just have the inlays grouped right in the middle and out on the ends of the fingerboard. Some of the old banjos like the Farland, and some of those old banjos made before 1900 had this, so John asked us to do that. John was a licensed river boat captain and wanted us to pu...

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Deering Tenbrooks Saratoga Star™ Banjo

Crisp Maple with a brilliant full bodied tone, deep bass, brilliant highs, The Saratoga Star is one of the most elegantly beautiful modern banjos to enter the musical arena of classic instruments. Greg Deering personally designed the inlays with an Art Nouveau style in mind. Reminiscent of the Victorian Era, this high grade maple banjo stands out as a top of the line professional instrument,...

From $6,559.00

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Deering Tenbrooks Legacy™ Banjo

The Legacy is a wonderful professional level banjo that is a racehorse for the performing musician and dedicated banjo enthusiast, an effortless and instantly versatile tool for boundless musical creativity. The comfortable neck is made for precise playing, and it features glued in frets for easy re-fretting for the artist who plays a lot. The Legacy provides a limitless musical playi...

From $5,669.00

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Deering Sierra™ 5-String Acoustic/Electric Banjo

Finally! A banjo that can be played at any volume. The new Sierra 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.  

From $3,269.00

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Deering Maple Blossom™ 5-String Banjo

Now featuring a radiused fingerboard!  A radiused fingerboard is an arched fingerboard which you will find on most electric and modern acoustic guitars.  This arch fits the fold of your hand better and makes it easier for both your left and right hand to play the banjo.   Curly maple wood, -06- tone ring, and flower inlays are the other key elements of the Deering Maple Blossom banjo....

$4,799.00

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Deering® John Hartford 24-Fret 5-string Banjo

You get two full scales on the 24 Fret John Hartford Banjo and the added length of the neck moves the bridge to the center of the head giving a more rounded full bodied tone! The 24 Fret John Hartford model – a new sound in a full bodied banjo that gives you two full scales up the fingerboard. This Hartford has a big round tone that is full bodied with great bass and sweet highs. With...

$5,249.00

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Deering Jens Kruger Model with -06- Tone Ring

This began as the top model of the Tenbrooks line before being included in the Artist Series.  It is made with violin grade maple because of the musical qualities of this wood and it features a radiused ebony fretboard. Jens prefers stainless steel frets because of the durability of the stainless steel. The frets wear longer before needing to be replaced. Before switching to stainless steel ...

$13,259.00

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Deering® Golden Wreath 5-String Banjo

A mahogany prewar style bluegrass banjo with that J.D. Crowe sound, the Golden Wreath is a banjo made of higher quality materials and workmanship. The Golden Wreath is a traditional design of the classic banjos made in the 1930's. The Golden Wreath features a fuller mahogany neck and a deeper resonator with high gloss finish, a bell bronze Deering-06- 20-hole tone ring, the hard, den...

$5,199.00

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Deering Golden Era™ 5-String Banjo

A maple, prewar style bluegrass banjo made like the classic banjos of the 1930's with the same materials and the same weight, design and features, the Golden Era is one of our most popular banjos for traditional bluegrass bands. If you're looking for that classic bluegrass banjo tone and look - this is the banjo for you. Adorned with a traditional hearts & flowers inlay pattern, this ban...

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Deering Golden Classic™ 5-String Banjo

Top of the line, prewar style with 24 Karat Gold Deering inlay in the peghead, the Golden Classic is the ultimate compliment to traditional players who prefer the feel of older necks and the great bluegrass sound of Flatt & Scruggs. Applying Greg Deering's wealth of knowledge of how to create the finest banjos and combining that with traditional parts and dimensions he has elevate...

$9,139.00

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Deering Gabriella™ 5-String Banjo

The beautiful hand crafted and carved walnut neck has a genuine mother-of-pearl fingerboard and vine peg-head inlay. The frets are seated in ebony with the precision of a master craftsman and the pearl of the fingerboard is also set into the ebony so precisely it looks like the frets are set in the pearl. The pearl fingerboard and the nickel silver frets are polished to provide a luxurious p...

From $32,199.00

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Deering G.D.L.™ 5-String Banjo

Beautiful exotic walnut with abalone & ivoroid trim, The G.D.L. (Greg Deering Limited) banjo carries Greg's namesake because he really enjoys the understated elegance of this model. Combining the beauty of the tone of walnut with the aesthetic elegance of the hand set abalone trim along the edges of the fingerboard and resonator sides, this banjo is more affordable while featuring the ar...

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Deering Deluxe™ 5-String Banjo

Now featuring a walnut neck, the Deering Deluxe truly stands out as a banjo with it's own tone.  The walnut neck gives the banjo a perfect balance of brightness and warmth.  When paired with our -06- bell bronze tone ring, the Deluxe comes alive and gives you a banjo that will stand out from the pack. Built with Deering's genuine bell bronze tone ring, three ply violin grade maple rim...

$3,659.00

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