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We make all styles of banjos. 4 string, 5 string, 6 string, banjo ukes, and more! All of our banjos are made in Spring Valley, CA.

Goodtime™ Banjo

Easy to play! Durable and easy to maintain! The Goodtime banjo produces a vibrant ringing tone from its natural finished violin grade maple rim.  At only 4 pounds, the weight makes it ideal for both children and adults to play and to travel with conveniently. Teachers and professionals around the world recommend the Goodtime banjo for greater success in learning ...

$559.00

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Goodtime™ Banjo Beginner Package

The Goodtime Banjo Beginner Package 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 wo...

$699.00

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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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Goodtime Banjo Concert Scale Ukulele

After years of customer requests, we are proud to offer the new Goodtime banjo ukulele! If you are searching for an instrument that is fun and easy to play in literally any setting, then the Goodtime banjo uke might be just what you are looking for! Often called a banjolele, simply strum a few chords and you will be taken to a land without the stress and distractions of the daily rout...

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Goodtime Americana™

Continuing the long standing Goodtime philosophy of offering the best value American made banjos available, the Americana is the lowest priced 12” model on the market today and retains the distinctive natural blonde Goodtime aesthetics. In keeping with the rest of the Goodtime line, this banjo also features guitar style tuners, a rock maple neck, nickel plated hardware, and hardwood inlays.<...

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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 ...

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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...

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Artisan Goodtime Banjo

The familiar rich dark brown stain, planetary tuning pegs and the addition of 5th string spikes at frets 7, 9, 10 for alternate tunings allows this light weight maple banjo to exceed 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. ...

$829.00

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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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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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Goodtime Old Time Beginner Banjo Package

Learn to play old time Appalachian banjo.  Featuring the brand new Goodtime Americana banjo, you’ll learn to play old time tunes in the clawhammer style.  Featuring the NEW Deering Clawhammer DVD!

$799.00

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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 Six 6 String Banjo

The Goodtime Six was not designed to replace the guitar, but rather complement it. It affords guitarists the chance to play what they already know with unimaginably creative results. The Goodtime Six is a 6 string, steel string banjo, that tunes like a guitar and features a fast, sleek, and comfortable guitar style neck that feels like an old friend. Th...

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Goodtime™ Parlor Banjo

Get kids 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.

$559.00

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Goodtime Banjo Tenor Scale Ukulele

The Goodtime Tenor Banjo Ukulele continues the success of its concert scale sibling. Developed in response to multiple requests from customers looking for the familiar 17” tenor scale ukulele length and warmer sound that so many players long for!

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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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Goodtime™ 17-Fret Tenor Banjo

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 f...

$559.00

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Goodtime™ Fretless and Scooped Openback Banjo

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.

$877.00

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Goodtime Artisan Americana

Played with an old time style technique, the Goodtime Artisan Americana is reminiscent of banjos from a period when larger rims were more prevalent which makes the 12” a great setup for playing old time music. A traditional 11” banjo with a frosted top head has a far brighter sound and will “cut” more. Since the combination of the Grand 12” rim and the Renaissance head makes for a wonderfull...

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Vega Senator 5-String Banjo

A spun brass tone ring, ideal for Old Time, Classical, Folk, Civil War music, over 100 years of Vega tradition and Deering's innovative approach to banjo crafting went into the creation of the Vega Senator model. The spun brass tone ring gives it a bright yet warm tone. The Senator has the time honored vintage Vega peghead profile, and a rich warm brown stained maple neck with adjustable tru...

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Dropkick Murphys Goodtime Two™ 19-Fret Tenor Banjo

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...

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Vega White Oak Banjo 12"

“The quality of the tone is what matters. If it doesn't move you when you play...if it doesn't move something in you then it doesn't matter what its made out of. In the white oak, I found yet another voice that I hadn't heard in any of the banjos that I own.” - Rik Barron, Deering Artist The Vega White Oak banjos are ideal for clawhammer and folk music and players will marvel at the b...

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Vega Old Time Wonder Banjo

For clawhammer banjoists who prefer a scooped neck to ease playing their banjos over the fingerboard we make the Vega Old Time Wonder. We build in a traditional "scoop″ that allows more room for the fingers and thumb of the right hand to pluck the strings over the fingerboard. We steam and bend our violin grade maple rim and install a fiberskyn head over the rim, attaching a classic "no knot...

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Vega Little Wonder Banjo

Now available with a 12" rim! When you step up to a Little Wonder you get a banjo featuring a durable ebony fingerboard which gives you the look and feel of a professional instrument. Both the comfortable neck and quality rim are stained a deep warm brown. The pot has a coordinator rod that easily and accurately adjusts the banjos "action″ or string height for easy playability. The ...

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Dropkick Murphys Goodtime™ 19-Fret Tenor Banjo

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 th...

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Deering® Boston 6-String Acoustic/Electric Banjo

Tuned like a guitar, guitar players can get up and go with this 6-string banjo. Our top selling 6-string banjo - now as an acoustic/electric model. This banjo is the preferred sound in country recording studios and in non-traditional bands. Taylor Swift uses this banjo on her Grammy award win...

$2,999.00

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Deering Eagle II™ Acoustic/Electric 5-String Banjo

This banjo also features the patent pending Twenty-Ten Tone Ring which is a completely original Deering design that is unlike any other traditional tone ring.  It produces a high quality sound that is versatile for many styles of playing. While the sound is uniquely Eagle, it represents a refinement in the quality of banjo tone, something that allows the player to soar to new heights. It is ...

$3,259.00

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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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Goodtime™ Acoustic/Electric Banjo

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

$929.00

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Goodtime™ 19-Fret Tenor Banjo

It has a very pleasant tone that certainly is vibrant without being over bearing. Only weighing in at 4 lbs, this cute little banjo is great for travelling, 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...

$559.00

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Goodtime Two™ 17-Fret Tenor Banjo

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.  

$779.00

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Artisan Goodtime 17-Fret Tenor Banjo

The familiar rich dark brown stain, planetary tuning pegs allows this lightweight maple banjo to exceed 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. Lightweight enough to travel with, convenient en...

$829.00

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Goodtime Six-R 6 String Banjo

The new Goodtime Six-R banjo comes hot on the heels of the very popular Goodtime Six open back banjo, but with a few additional features making the Goodtime Six-R ready for the big stage both in looks and in build. Most notably, the Goodtime Six-R features a radiused midnight maple finger board, offering the player a striking contrast to the normal blonde of the har...

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Deering Phoenix™ Acoustic/Electric 6-String Banjo

As well as a master volume control, players can dial in the tone even more with the addition of a blend control, the centre position of which is marked with a centre notch. This allows for a seemingly endless combination of Kavanjo® and piezo mix, bringing out the best from both pick ups and truly enhancing the natural sound of the banjo itself.

$3,379.00

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Vega Woodsongs Campfire Long Neck Banjo

A mahogany, warm and woody, light weight longneck banjo, the Woodsongs Campfire Longneck is a collaboration between Michael Jonathan of Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour and the Deerings to create a banjo like the one Michael plays that is affordable for his broad audiences.Featuring a violin grade maple rim without a tone ring, you get a warm, round note that is great for singing along....

$2,219.00

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Deering Sierra™ Openback 5-String Banjo

Our most popular and affordable professional grade banjo now available as an openback. Greg Deering knows what it feels like to want a professional banjo and not be able to afford it, so this has become the flagship of our line. We make the Sierra affordable and you get all the most important features that affect the tone and playability. Simple detailing allows us to keep the cost down, whi...

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Goodtime Two™ 19-Fret Tenor Banjo

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 par...

$779.00

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Goodtime Two™ Plectrum Banjo

Featuring a resonator, this banjo will be louder and brighter than its openback sister the Goodtime Plectrum.  

$779.00

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Deering Dropkick Murphys Tenor Banjo

Beautifully inlayed into the fingerboard in Italian Pearloid are the name of the band in Old English lettering, two classic shamrocks and a banner proudly supporting "Boston″ at its base. Only the highest quality of curly maple wood is used for the neck and resonator on this model. A special thing about the Dropkick Murphys Model is that it is one of the lightest professional banjos made. It...

$3,649.00

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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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Deering Sierra™ 19-Fret Tenor Banjo

"Well folks, it's like this,The Deering Sierra banjo, while being our least expensive completely professional 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 exac...

$2,999.00

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Artisan Goodtime Two 17 Fret Tenor Banjo

Featuring Midnight Maple Fingerboard and Vintage Artisan inspired inlays! Here is a banjo you can have right there by your easy chair or take out an play in a jam. It holds its own as a banjo for anyone looking for a lighter weight option and has the looks to boot! It's great for hours of practice with an accurate neck that is as comfortable as can be. Yo...

$1,139.00

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Artisan Goodtime 19-Fret Tenor Banjo

The familiar rich dark brown stain, planetary tuning pegs allows this lightweight maple banjo to exceed 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. Lightweight enough to travel with, convenient en...

$829.00

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Vega White Oak Banjo 11"

“The quality of the tone is what matters. If it doesn't move you when you play...if it doesn't move something in you then it doesn't matter what its made out of. In the white oak, I found yet another voice that I hadn't heard in any of the banjos that I own.” - Rick Barron, Deering Artist The Vega White Oak banjos are ideal for clawhammer and folk music and players will marvel at the ...

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Deering Eagle II™ Openback 5-String Banjo

Deering's newest professional grade openback 5-string banjo. The Eagle II™ banjo is a whole new breed of banjo. It features the ground breaking, patent pending Twenty-Ten™ Tone Ring which is a completely original Deering design that gives the banjo an extremely clear tone. This is an incredible clawhammer banjo!  

$2,559.00

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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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Vega Long Neck Banjo

A classic Vega Long Neck banjo, created with the inclusion of a Vega tubaphone tone ring.  The solid brass bracket band is hand fitted to the violin grade three-ply rim. This pot design gives the Vega Long Neck Banjo a round full tone that sustains with a pure and clear sparkle. Pete Seeger invented the long neck banjo when he decided to have a luthier cut his neck and insert 3...

$5,149.00

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Vega Dragon Star Banjo

A dramatic dragon is exquisitely inlayed in mother of pearl and abalone shell in the peghead of the Vega Dragon Star. The many scaled, fire breathing dragon's tail and claws are entwined around a bold Vega star amid vividly engraved in the classical tradition. Made for the dedicated frailing/clawhammer style player, at the base of the scooped ebony fingerboard is a delicate princess colorful...

$8,099.00

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Vega #2 Banjo

The tubaphone tone ring creates that unique Vega tone in this professional quality maple banjo. The Vega No.2 is a banjo made of top grade curly maple stained light amber and buffed to a high gloss. The dimensions of the neck are quite similar to the early Vega banjos - full, yet fast and comfortable. We make genuine Vega Tubaphone tone rings of brass to create a beautiful quality of tone an...

$4,149.00

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