Goodtime™ Banjo

$529.00

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 to play.

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Goodtime Americana™

$629.00

The Americana™ is the first 5-string banjo from Deering to be fitted with their new Grand 12” rim, which gives the banjo a stronger bass response and a much warmer tone. The fullness and warmth of the larger rim is further enhanced by the addition of a 12” Renaissance head which beautifully complements the banjo both visually and sonically.

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.

Played with an old time style technique, the 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 wonderfully laid back sound in comparison, the Americana lends itself perfectly for musicians looking to use the banjo to back up a vocalist or another instrument, instead of playing the a lead instrument role.

Take a walk on the wide side with the new Goodtime Americana™ banjo.
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Goodtime Banjo Concert Scale Ukulele

$529.00

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 routine. The nylon strings make playing easy on your fingers and the small size and light weight allows you to take this instrument with you literally anywhere - the beach, the office, camping, boating - you name it!

The concert scale and full size 11” rim produces a wonderfully warm yet noticeably louder and fuller sound across the perfectly balanced Aquila Super Nylgut strings. These tonal characteristics are only further enhanced, not only by the naturally warm renaissance head but with the addition of the patented bridge plate, which increases sustain while reducing unwanted bass frequencies.

Whether you are a seasoned ukulele or banjo player or simply looking for something new and exciting to learn, the Goodtime banjo ukulele is a stunning instrument that everyone will love.

It sounds warm, beautiful and round. Just like it looks! 

Protect your Goodtime Banjo Ukulele with the new gig bag! (below) 

Goodtime Banjo Ukulele Gig Bag

 

  • Concert Scale
  • 3-ply Violin Maple 11” Rim
  • 11” Renaissance Head
  • Extended Fingerboard
  • Patented Deering Bridge Plate
  • Aquila Super Nylgut Strings
  • Maple Neck
  • 17 Frets
  • 16 Hooks & Nuts
  • Overall Size: 23.5”
  • Left Handed Available
  • MADE IN USA
We also offer a tenor scale version of the Goodtime Banjo Uke. Find out more about the tenor scale banjo uke here:<
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Goodtime™ Banjo Beginner Package

$629.00

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 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
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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Vega® Senator 5-String Banjo

$2,249.00

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 truss rod and a 3-ply rim with dual coordinator rods. The hard, dense, naturally beautiful ebony fingerboard is inlaid with pearl dots, and a Vega star at the fifth fret. This open back Vega Senator has the ease of playability that all Deering banjos are noted for, and the light weight desired by many banjo players without sacrificing sound quality and sustain.

Neck:

Deep Warm Brown Stained Maple
Comfortable Slim Vega Neck Shape
Ebony Fingerboard and nut
Deering Planetary Tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
22 Pressed in Nickel Silver Frets

Pot:

Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
Open Back
Warm Brown Stained
Spun Brass Tone Ring
Beveled Tension Hoop
24 flat hooks and 9/32″ Hex Nuts
Shoe & Screw Bracket Assembly
11″ Medium Crown Renaissance Head
No Knot Tailpiece  (Deering True Tone Tailpeice optional at no extra charge)
Nickel Plated Hardware
Durable Satin Finish

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Tone:
Provides brightness, sustain and ease in playing; bright yet warm tone.

Tuned:
g,D,G,B,D in standard 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″
Diameter 11″
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2
Weight Approx. 6 lbs

 

Lifetime Warranty:

The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.

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Artisan Goodtime Banjo

$799.00

The stunning new Artisan Goodtime banjo embodies Greg Deering’s lifelong vision for the Deering Banjo Company – to make the best sounding, best playing, best looking, and best value U.S.A. made banjo that he possibly could. It is a never ending quest that Deering pursues every single day. So with improved tooling and a higher than normal dose of creativity, we bid farewell to our old friend the Classic Goodtime and welcome with open arms the stunning aesthetic of the new Artisan Goodtime Banjos.

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.

Lightweight enough to travel with, convenient enough to keep by your easy chair at home, the Goodtime Artisan is great for hours of practice with a neck that is both comfortable to play and accurate to fret. This Goodtime banjo is not only beautiful to look at but will bring you hours of musical enjoyment.

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Artisan Goodtime Special Openback Banjo

$1,099.00

Featuring Midnight Maple Fingerboard and Vintage Artisan inspired inlays!

The patented Special Tone Ring found beneath the beauty of the Artisan Goodtime Special Openback  makes it louder and brighter than the standard openback model and is great for players who like to jam and want to be heard. The rich brown stain, planetary tuners, and Deering peg head 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 stunning new Artisan Goodtime banjos epitomizes Greg Deering’s lifelong vision for the Deering Banjo Company – to make the best sounding, best playing, best looking, and best value U.S.A. made banjo that he possibly could. Pearloid vintage artisan style inlays pop off the new Midnight Maple fingerboard, while the peg head is adorned with a beautifully engraved design. 

Made 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
Vintage Artisan Style Inlays
Goodtime Logo Engraved On Peghead
Deering Peghead 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
Patented Goodtime Tone Ring
11″ Frosted Top Head
Steel Tension Hoop
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
Openback

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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Deering Boston™ Long Neck

$2,699.00

Tuned in an E Chord, The Boston Long Neck is easier to sing with for deep voices. Made popular by Pete Seeger and the Kingston Trio the Long Neck banjo has a greater range for all styles of music. The Boston Long Neck is a very stable, good sounding banjo that travels well and isn't as heavy as other more expensive models. The innovative steel rim construction of the drum provides a clear, crisp banjo tone that rings like a bell, records well and plays easily. There are higher-end banjos out there that do have better, warmer sound, but they you won't get one for the cost of a Boston.

Neck:
Mahogany Neck
25 Nickel-Silver Frets
Slender, Fast, and Comfortable Deering Neck Shape
Guitar Style Tuners - (Planetary Tuners available as an option)

Pot:
Nickel Plated and durable 3/16" Steel Rim that rings like a Tone Ring
24 Round Hooks with 9/32" Hex Nuts
24 Bracket Shoes
Nickel Plated Hardware
Deering Truetone Tailpiece
Satin Finish
11" Medium Crown Head

Tone:
Has a clean and bright tone, easily heard in a band
Tuned: E, A, E, G#, B
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Dimensions:
25 Fret Boston Long Neck Banjo
Neck Width at the Nut 1 ¼″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 32 7/64″
Overall Instrument Length 43 1/2″

Warranty:
The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner
of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship

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Deering Clawgrass™ Banjo

$15,499.00

An openback with punch! Features a wider neck and a bronze Deering -06- tone ring.  This banjo can be played for bluegrass, clawhammer, or a blend called Clawgrass, named after the style created by Mark Johnson. For modern clawhammer style players who enjoy jamming in any style of music this powerful openback banjo can hold it's own with a loud, clear bell like tone normally only found in resonator banjos.

The hardware is black nickel plated and engraved.  This banjo also features 24 karat gold accents, a hand carved heel, abalone trim, and ivoroid binding. This is a show piece banjo that is as stunning as the beautiful sound it creates. You can enjoy the tone of the Clawgrass banjos played by Steve Martin, Kevin Nealon and Mark Johnson in their many performances.

Neck:
• An Elegant Neck of our Highest Grade English Walnut
• Intricate Inlays of Abalone and Mother of Pearl
• Mother of Pearl "Clawgrass" Inlay
• Triple Bound Peghead
• High Grade Ebony Fingerboard
• Slender Deering Neck Shape
• Bone Nut
• Nickel Silver Frets
• Adjustable Truss Rod
• Hand set Abalone Trim along the Ivoroid Binding
• Beautifully Hand Carved Heel
• 22 Glued In Nickel Silver Frets
• Deering Planetary Tuners
• Mother of Pearl Tuning Buttons
• Deering Geared 5th String Tuner

Pot:
• Deering -06- 20 Hole Bell Bronze Nickel Plated Tone Ring
• Premium Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
• Rim Bound with Ivoroid and Abalone
• Black Nickel Engraved Brass Notched Tension Hoop & Tube Flange
• 11″ Top Frosted Medium Crown Head
• 11/16" Snuffy Smith Bridge
• 24 Round Hooks and 5/16″ Hex Nuts
• Premium Hand Engraving
• Gold & Engraved True Tone Tailpiece
• Hand Engraved & Pierced Armrest
• 24 Karat Gold Plating on All Hardware

Tone:

With the exceptionally brilliant tone, quality and playability it's more than just a show piece, it's a banjo player's dream come true.

Dimensions:

• Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/3″
• Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
• Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2″
• Weight Approx. 9 lbs

Includes a Deering Hardshell


Lifetime Warranty:
The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.

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Deering Sierra™ Openback 5-String Banjo

$2,569.00

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, while still giving you all the important components of a high quality banjo. The Sierra is our flagship banjo, read what Greg Deering says in "More Details" below...

Neck:
Mahogany - Now Available in Maple and Walnut
Natural Ebony Fingerboard
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Original Deering Designed Engraved Inlays
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Fully Adjustable Truss Rod
Deering Planetary Banjo Tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Peg
Satin Finish

 

Pot: 

Deering -06- 20 Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring
Three-Ply Violin Grade  Maple Rim
True Tone Deering Tailpiece
Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11″ Top Frosted Medium Crown Head
24 Round Hooks and ¼″ Hex Nuts
Tube Flange
Slender Shaped Armrest
Nickel Plated Hardware
Satin Finish
Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

 

Tone:
With the standard Mahogany, the Sierra has the sweet sound of mahogany with less sustain than maple or walnut. With optional Maple, at no extra cost, the Sierra has a brighter and crisper professional quality tone that is easy to play with clarity and good note separation.

Tuned:
g,D,G,B,D in standard 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″
Overall Instrument Length 38″
Weight Approx. 11 lbs

 

Warranty:
The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship

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Dropkick Murphys Goodtime™ 19-Fret Tenor Banjo

$649.00

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:
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 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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Deering Eagle II™ Openback 5-String Banjo

$2,489.00

The Eagle II openback banjo 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!

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!

Neck: 

Maple Stained a Dark Red Mahogany
Natural Ebony Fingerboard
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Original Eagle Engraved Inlays
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Fully Adjustable Truss Rod
Planetary Banjo Tuners
Geared 5th String Peg
Gloss Finish

 

Pot: 

Deering Patent Pending Twenty-Ten Tone Ring
Three-Ply Violin Grade  Maple Rim
True Tone Deering Tailpiece
Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11″ Top Frosted Medium Crown Head
24 Round Hooks and ¼″ Hex Nuts
24 Bracket Shoes  
Slender Shaped Armrest
5/8" Maple Bridge With Ebony Top
Nickel Plated Hardware
Resonator:
Maple Stained Red Mahogany 
White Binding
Straight Inside Resonator Sidewalls
Gloss Finish 

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Tone: 
A strong mid range tone with good bass and vibrant highs, that is versatile for playing both Clawhammer and Clawgrass styles of playing.

Tuned:
g,D,G,B,D in standard 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. 10 lbs

 

Warranty:
Warranty: The trust and pride Deering shares in their product gives them the confidence to grant every owner of a new Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship

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Goodtime Special™ Openback Banjo

$879.00

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™ 17-Fret Tenor Banjo

$549.00

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

$879.00

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™ Parlor Banjo

$549.00

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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Vega #2 Banjo

$4,149.00

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 and projection. We precisely fit the tubaphone tone ring to the 3-ply violin grade maple rim, which we also fit with a brass bracket band and frosted top head to create a crisp tone for all styles of music.

Whether you play old time, bluegrass, blues, classical, or compose your own music, the Vega No.2 offers a timeless classic reborn with traditional appearance, world renowned craftsmanship, and classic tone.

Neck:
Curly Maple
Light Amber Stain
Mother of Pearl Vega Inlay Pattern
22 Nickel Silver Frets
Adjustable Truss Rod
Ebony Fingerboard
Ivoroid Binding
Bone Nut
Traditional Vega Neck Shape
Deering Planetary Tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
High Gloss Finish

Pot:
Genuine Brass Tubaphone Vega Tone Ring
Vega precision 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Notched Brass Tension Hoop
Brass Bracket Band with Shoes
24 Round Hooks with 5/16″ Hex Nuts
11″ Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
Two Coordinator Rods for Adjustments
Deering Truetone Tailpiece
5/8″ Deering Maple/Ebony Bridge
Nickel Plated Hardware
Gloss Finish

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Tone:
The Vega No. 2 has a unique voice, a warm, round, vibrant tone.
It is balanced, full, round and yet sparkling with depth, responsiveness, and power.

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

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 27″
Diameter 12″
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2"″
Weight Approx. 8 lbs

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Vega® Dragon Star Banjo

$8,099.00

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 colorfully inlayed with hand-engraved detailing and the accented stars that are used as position markers. Bright sterling silver beams of light emanate from the end of her hand-held staff pointing in the direction of the dragon on the peghead of this elaborate banjo.
The precise Vega style 3-ply violin grade maple rim is hand fit with a genuine Vega Tubaphone tone ring, brass bracket band, and frosted top head to provide a clear tone across the entire range giving the professional player a deep bass with a bright treble and everything in between. Bearing the traditional frailing scoop favored by clawhammer players you can use this banjo to play any style you like. It is richly dynamic, accurate all the way up the neck, with a complete range of tone that is preferred by discerning professionals and collectors of fine instruments.

Neck:
Curly Maple
Light Amber Stained
Hand Engraved Dragon Inlaid in the peg-head
Traditional Vega Neck Shape
Frailing Scoop in the fingerboard
Vega Lady bearing a wand with Sterling Silver Rays inlaid in the fingerboard
22 Glued In Nickel Silver Frets
Ebony Fingerboard
Bone Nut
Traditional Vega Neck Shape
Deering Planetary Tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
High Gloss Finish
Ebony Heel Cap

Pot:
Genuine Brass Tubaphone Vega Tone Ring
3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim with Black Cap
Notched Brass Tension Hoop
Brass Bracket Band with 24 Shoes
24 Round Hooks with 5/16″ Hex Nuts
11″ Top Frosted Medium Crown Head
5/8″ Deering Maple/Ebony Bridge
Nickel Plated hardware
No Knot Tailpiece
Traditional Vega Armrest
Satin Finish on the Rim

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Tone:
Versatile, bright highs and deep bass notes; it is prized for its full, round and yet sparkling tone and for its depth,responsiveness, and power. It's lighter weight than a bluegrass banjo with a classic tone.

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

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″,
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 27″
Diameter 12″
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2"
Weight Approx. 8 lbs

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Vega® Kingston Trio - Bob Shane Plectrum Banjo

$6,249.00

Played with a flat pick, and so called a "plectrum", The Bob Shane 50th Anniversary model celebrates the fact that the banjo music on the famous recording of the song, "Tom Dooley", was actually played by Bob Shane on a plectrum banjo that was tuned like the last four strings of a guitar! A Little known fact.

The Bob Shane Plectrum banjo is a professional grade banjo made beautifully figured natural koa wood buffed to a high gloss. It has a genuine Deering made Vega Tubaphone tone ring made of brass for outstanding quality of tone and projection. The precision Vega style 3-ply Maple Rim, hand fit with a genuine Vega Tubaphone Tone Ring, Brass Bracket Band, Frosted Top Head provides a crisp tone for all styles of music.

This is the perfect cross over banjo for guitar players who want that special banjo tone! Whether you play Kingston Trio style of popular folk music, classical, bluegrass, old fiddle tunes, blues, jazz or compose your own music with this wonderful plectrum banjo you get renowned craftsmanship, and classic tone.

Neck: 
Natural Koa
22 Glued In Nickel Silver Frets
Mother of Pearl Inlay in the Peghead
Mother of Pearl Vega Fingerboard Pattern
Traditional Vega Plectrum Neck Shape
Adjustable Truss Rod
Ebony Fingerboard
Ivoroid Binding
Bone Nut
Deering Planetary Tuners

Pot:
Genuine Brass Tubaphone Tone Ring
Premium 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Notched Brass Tension Hoop
Brass Bracket Band with Shoes
24 Round Hooks with 5/16″ Hex Nuts
11″ Frosted Bottom Medium Crown Head
Two Coordinator Rods for Adjustments
Deering Truetone Tailpiece
5/8″ Deering 6-string Compensated Maple/Ebony Bridge
Nickel Plated Hardware
Satin Finish
Open Back

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Tone: 
A warm round, vibrant tone with balanced responsiveness of highs and lows.

Tuned: 
C,G,B,D in standard plectrum tuning
D,G,B,E - the top 4 strings of the guitar
D,G,B,D - open G tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Dimensions:

Neck Width at the Nut 1 3/16″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Diameter 11″
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2"
Weight Approx. 7.5 lbs 

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Vega® Kingston Trio Long Neck Banjo

$6,249.00

Tuned in E or capoed in G, and great for deep singing voices, the Kingston Trio Long Neck celebrates the success of one of the longest living popular folk bands. If, like Greg Deering, you first found a love of the banjo from listening to the Kingston Trio, having one of these wonderful banjos makes you a part of something very special. You have a choice of color in selecting your Kingston Trio Long Neck banjo, you also get the beautiful Kingston Trio inlay in the fingerboard as a special commemorative model that celebrates their wonderful music.
The curly maple of the neck can be stained according to your color preference like the Vega banjos of Kingston Trio banjoists: George Grove – Rich Brown, John Stewart – Blond, and Dave Guard- Vintage Yellow & Brown.

Neck:
Beautiful Curly Maple
Traditional Vega Neck Shape
Adjustable Truss Rod
25 Nickel Silver Frets
Ebony Fingerboard
Mother of Pearl Kingston Trio inlays
Ivoroid Binding
Bone Nut
High Gloss Finish

Pot:
Quality 3-ply Maple Rim
Genuine Vega Tubaphone Tone Ring
Brass Bracket Band & Shoes
Brass Notched Tension Hoop
Frosted Top Medium Collar Head
24 Round Hooks and 5/16″ hex nuts
Nickel Plated Hardware

Optional Add-on: Add on a Long Shubb Capo or Spikes

Includes a Deering Longneck Hardshell Case

Tone:
Deep, balanced, full, round and sparkling tone with responsiveness, and power.

Tuned:
E,A,E,G#,B in standard E tuning
Can be Capoed at 3
rd fret for 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 32 7/64″
Diameter 12″
Overall Instrument Length 43 1/2″

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Vega® Little Wonder Banjo

$1,729.00

Now available with a 12" rim!

Versatile, bright, responsive banjo with a very modest price made in America. This banjo features a violin grade maple neck and a 3-ply violin grade maple rim. Together they create a beautiful tone.

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 peghead of the maple neck is overlaid with black and is inlaid with a white Vega logo and beautifully engraved star.

The Little Wonder is fully adjustable through the truss rod in the neck, the coordinator rod, and the Deering True Tone tailpiece. Planetary tuning machines come standard on the Little Wonder. It is bright, responsive and full of life and easy to take with you anywhere because of the light weight.

Neck:
Deep Warm Brown Stained Maple
Slender Vega Neck Shape
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Adjustable Truss Rod
Ebony Fingerboard and Nut
Deering Planetary Tuners
Deering Geared Fifth String Tuner

Pot:
3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim - 11" or 12"
Shoe & Screw Bracket Assembly
Beveled Tension Hoop
24 Flat Hooks and 9/32″ Hex Nuts
Medium Collar Frosted Top Head
Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
Nickel Plated Hardware
Deering True Tone Tailpiece
Slender Deering Armrest
Durable and Elegant Satin Finish

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Tone:
Bright, responsive and full of life.

Tuned:

g,D,G,B,D in standard 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″
Diameter 12″
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2"
Weight Approx. 5 lbs 

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Vega® Long Neck Banjo

$5,149.00

Pete Seeger invented the long neck banjo when he decided to have a luthier cut his neck and insert 3 additional frets into the length of it. Instead of tuning the newly revised banjo in G, he was able to tune it to an E (Tuned E,B,E,G#,B) which allowed him to sing in that lower key. A capo can be put on at the third fret and the banjo can be played in standard G tuning. With 3 extra frets, this low tuned (E) banjo not only sounds beautiful as a solo instrument, but it accompanies the voice with a deep, full and sparkling sound.

The Vega Long Neck is made with Deering's hand made, classic 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.

Whether you want to re-create the folk music of the 1960's or musically travel into unexplored banjo territory or simply have a superb instrument to accompany vocals, the Vega Long Neck banjo will provide the versatile, sweet, beautiful banjo voice that has inspired generations of singers and players with its sparkling, deep and full sound; This banjo is one of the true classics of the 20th century and the new millennium.

Neck:
Walnut Stained Maple
Traditional Vega Neck Shape
Adjustable Truss Rod
25 Glued in Nickel Silver Frets
Natural Ebony Fingerboard
Ivoroid Binding
Bone Nut
High Gloss Finish

Pot:
3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Genuine Vega Tubaphone Tone Ring
Brass Bracket Band & Shoes
Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
24 Round Hooks and 5/16″ hex nuts
Nickel Plated Hardware

Optional Add-on: Add on a Long Shubb Capo or Spikes

Includes a Deering Long Neck Hardshell Case

Tone:
Deep, balanced, full, round and sparkling tone with responsiveness, and power.

Tuned:
E,B,E,G#,B in standard E tuning
Can be Capoed at 3rd fret for 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 32 7/64″
Diameter 11″
Overall Instrument Length 43 1/2″

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Vega® Old Tyme Wonder Banjo

$1,989.00

For Clawhammer banjoists who prefer a scooped neck to ease plucking their banjos over the fingerboard we make the Vega Old Tyme 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 tailpiece″ for a traditional old time sound. This is a light weight banjo that is made especially for musicians who want the warmer tones that go well in a string band with a fiddle and bass.

It is the mellowest banjo sound, a lovely full tone. The Old Tyme Wonder is reliable and exceptional in tone, playability, versatility and responsiveness, with a round wooody tone perfect for old time string bands.

Neck:
Deep Warm Brown Stained Maple Neck
Scooped Ebony Fingerboard
Adjustable Truss Rod
17 Nickel Silver Pressed in Frets
Traditional Vega Neck Shape
Deering Planetary Tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Tuner 

Pot: 
Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
Shoe & Screw Bracket Assembly
Beveled Tension Hoop
11″ Fiberskyn Medium Collar Head
24 Flat Hooks and 9/32″ Hex Nuts
Vega  Armrest
No Knot Tailpiece
Nickel Plated Hardware
Satin Finish
Includes a Deering/Vega Hardshell Openback Case

Tone:
The mellowest and most gentle banjo sound, a lovely full tone. The Old Tyme Wonder is reliable and exceptional in tone, playability, versatility and responsiveness, with a woody thunkiness that is perfect for old time string bands.

Tuned:
g,D,G,B,D in standard 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″
Diameter 12″
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2"
Weight Approx. 5 lbs 

Lifetime Warranty:
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Vega® Senator 6-String Banjo

$2,749.00

Light weight and tuned like a guitar, for blues, rock, jazz, or any style you want to play, the Vega 6-string is a great sounding light weight openback banjo. It that plays beautifully and gives a rich warm banjo sound reminiscent of the 6-string banjos of the early 1900's but with a much better intonation and improved tone. It has clear and elegant banjo tone with bass notes that are full and round. It's a pure delight for the guitarist as an easy instrument that is similar in weight to a guitar, fingered the same as a guitar and is compatible as a second instrument for those special songs that come alive with the smile and sparkle of a banjo tone.

This open back Vega Senator 6-string banjo has the ease of playability that all Deering banjos are noted for, and the light weight desired by many banjo players without sacrificing sound quality and sustain.

Neck:
Maple
Slender Guitar Shaped Neck
Radiused Ebony Fingerboard and Nut
Guitar Style Tuners
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets 

Pot:
Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
Open Back 
Warm Brown Stained
Spun Brass Tone Ring
Beveled Tension Hoop
Shoe & Screw Bracket Assembly
24 Flat Hooks and 9/32″ Hex Nuts
11″ Medium Collar Reniassance Head
Deering Custom Made 6-String Tailpiece
Deering Compensated Maple/Ebony Bridge
Nickel Plated Hardware
Durable Satin Finish

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Tone:
Provides brightness, sparkle, sustain and ease in playing; bright yet warm tone with great bass notes from the wound guitar strings. A soothing tone that is a joy to listen to and play.

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

Dimensions:

Neck Width at the Nut 1 3/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Diameter 11″
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2"
Weight Approx. 6 lbs 

Warranty:

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Vega® Woodsongs Campfire Long Neck Banjo

$2,219.00

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. Perfect for the up and coming musician, this banjo opens the doors to a broader range, allowing you to play in the lower key of E in addition to being able to capo the strings at the third fret and also play in the standard key of G.

Neck:
• Mahogany neck
• 25 frets; scale length 32 ¼"
• Traditional Vega peghead shape
• Vega in White on the Peghead
• White Woodsongs Logo on the Peghead
• Ebony fingerboard for durability
• Dot Inlays
• Slender Shaped Neck
• Planetary Tuners
• 5th String tuner
• Satin Finish

Pot:
• 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
• Shiny black 11" High Crown Head
• 24 Flat Hooks with 9/32" Hex Nuts
• 24 Bracket Shoes
• Nickel plated Hardware
• Deering Truetone Tailpiece
• Slender Armrest
• Beveled Tension Hoop
• Powder Coated Tension Hoop, Armrest & Tailpiece

Optional Add-on: Add on a Long Shubb Capo or Spikes

Includes a Deering Longneck Hardshell Case

Tone:
Deep, warm and woody round notes that vibrate effortlessly with resonant tone.

Tuned:
E,A,E,G#,B in standard E tuning Can be Capoed at 3rd fret for 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 32 7/64″
Diameter 12″
Overall Instrument Length 43 1/2″


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Vega® Old Tyme Wonder Banjo with 12" Rim

$1,989.00

Now with a featuring the new Grand 12" Rim, this banjo is perfect for old time clawhammer banjoists. The wider 12" rim brings out more bass response and truly gives a great old time banjo tone when paired with the fiberskyn head.  Featuring a scooped neck to ease playing over the fingerboard. 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. 

It is the mellowest banjo sound, a lovely full tone. The Old Tyme Wonder is reliable and exceptional in tone, playability, versatility and responsiveness, with a round wooody tone perfect for old time string bands.

Neck:
Deep Warm Brown Stained Maple Neck
Scooped Ebony Fingerboard
Adjustable Truss Rod
17 Nickel Silver Pressed in Frets
Traditional Vega Neck Shape
Deering Planetary Tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Tuner 

Pot: 
NEW Grand 12" Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
Shoe & Screw Bracket Assembly
Beveled Tension Hoop
12″ Fiberskyn Medium Collar Head
24 Flat Hooks and 9/32″ Hex Nuts
Vega  Armrest
No Knot Tailpiece
Nickel Plated Hardware
Satin Finish
Includes a Deering/Vega Hardshell Openback Case

Tone:
The mellowest and most gentle banjo sound, a lovely full tone. The Old Tyme Wonder is reliable and exceptional in tone, playability, versatility and responsiveness, with a woody thunkiness that is perfect for old time string bands.

Tuned:
g,D,G,B,D in standard 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″
Diameter 12″
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2"
Weight Approx. 5 lbs 

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Goodtime™ Fretless and Scooped Openback Banjo

$694.00

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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Goodtime Six Jumbo 6 String Banjo

$775.00

A Quality Steel Stringed 6 String Banjo by Deering

Just Play Your Licks!

The Goodtime Six 6 string banjo 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. The Goodtime Six harnesses Deering’s 41 years of banjo know how to put a much needed quality American made 6 string banjo within reach of any guitarist looking to add an authentic banjo sound to their arsenal without breaking the bank.

The Goodtime Six Jumbo is perfect for players looking for something a little warmer, but still retains the banjo character - as it sports a larger 12” rim and renaissance head.

Neck:
Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
Maple Fingerboard With a 15” Radius
11/16th Nut Width
Fast, Sleek & Comfortable Neck Profile
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Classic Block Style Hardwood Inlays
2 Way Adjustable Truss Rod
Sealed Geared Tuners
Durable Satin Finish
Elixir XL Strings (10, 14, 23, 30, 39, 47)
6 Strings Tuned Like a Guitar


Pot: 
Blonde 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Steel Tension Hoop
12″ Renaissance High Crown Head
5/8″ Maple/Ebony Goodtime Smile™ Bridge
16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Nuts
16 Bracket Shoes with Screw Attachments
Goodtime Six Tailpiece
Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
Durable Satin Finish
Goodtime Armrest

Gig bag or Hardshell Case sold separately

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

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

Dimensions:
11/16th Nut Width
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Rim Diameter 12″
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2″
Weight Approx. 4.5 lbs

Warranty: 
6 year warranty

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Goodtime Six 6 String Banjo

$675.00

A Quality Steel Stringed 6 String Banjo by Deering

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. The Goodtime Six harnesses Deering’s 41 years of banjo know how to put a much needed quality American made 6 string banjo within reach of any guitarist looking to add an authentic banjo sound to their arsenal without breaking the bank.

The Goodtime 6 features an 11” 3-ply violin grade maple rim with a frosted top head for a traditional banjo snap.

Neck:
Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
Maple Fingerboard With a 15” Radius
11/16th Nut Width
Fast, Sleek & Comfortable Neck Profile
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Classic Block Style Hardwood Inlays
2 Way Adjustable Truss Rod
Sealed Geared Tuners
Durable Satin Finish
Elixir XL Strings (10, 14, 23, 30, 39, 47)
6 Strings Tuned Like a Guitar


Pot: 
Blonde 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Steel Tension Hoop
11″ Frosted Top High Crown  Head
5/8″ Maple/Ebony Goodtime Smile™ Bridge
16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Nuts
16 Bracket Shoes with Screw Attachments
Goodtime Six Tailpiece
Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
Durable Satin Finish
Goodtime Armrest

Gig bag or Hardshell Case sold separately

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

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

Dimensions:
11/16th Nut Width
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 Artisan Americana

$889.00

The Goodtime Artisan Americana™ features a 12” rim, which gives the banjo a stronger bass response and a much warmer tone. The fullness and warmth of the larger rim is further enhanced by the addition of a 12” Renaissance head which beautifully complements the banjo both visually and sonically.

The Artisan version of the Goodtime Americana features a rich brown stain, planetary banjo tuners, and the Midnight Maple fingerboard.

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 wonderfully laid back sound in comparison, the Americana lends itself perfectly for musicians looking to use the banjo to back up a vocalist or another instrument, instead of playing the a lead instrument role.

The stunning new Artisan Goodtime banjos embodies Greg Deering’s lifelong vision for the Deering Banjo Company – to make the best sounding, best playing, best looking, and best value U.S.A. made banjo that he possibly could. It is a never ending quest that Deering pursues every single day.
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