Quality American Made Banjos

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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 to play.

$529.00

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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...

$629.00

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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...

$739.00

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Goodtime Americana™

FREE SHIPPING within the U.S. 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...

$629.00

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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 $2,699.00

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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...

$879.00

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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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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 $2,819.00

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Goodtime Special™ Banjo

FREE SHIPPING within the U.S. 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.

$1,039.00

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Goodtime Special™ Openback Banjo

FREE SHIPPING within the U.S. 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.

$879.00

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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!

$739.00

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Artisan Goodtime Special Banjo

FREE SHIPPING within the U.S. 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...

$1,299.00

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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.

$694.00

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Goodtime™ Parlor Banjo

FREE SHIPPING within the U.S. 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.

$549.00

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Artisan Goodtime Banjo

FREE SHIPPING within the U.S. 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 r...

From $799.00

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Artisan Goodtime Two Banjo

FREE SHIPPING within the U.S. 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 ...

$1,099.00

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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 ...

From $1,729.00

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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.

$879.00

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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...

From $2,249.00

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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 ...

$3,149.00

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Artisan Goodtime Special Openback 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 Claw...

$1,099.00

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Goodtime Midnight Special™

FREE SHIPPING within the U.S. 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 ...

$1,329.00

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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...

From $1,989.00

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Goodtime Zombie Killer™ 5-String Banjo

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

$1,079.00

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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...

From $2,569.00

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Deering® Boston 5-String Banjo

Uniquely Deering, the Boston banjo breaks with tradition and provides a professional quality sound at a lower price point by creating the drum from 3/16″ rolled steel which rings like a tone ring and upgrading the accuracy of tuning with guitar style tuners with a higher gear ratio. The uniquely Deering inlay pattern gives you visual beauty enhancing the great performance.  ...

From $2,219.00

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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...

From $5,139.00

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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...

From $14,499.00

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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 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 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!  

$2,489.00

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Vega White Oak Banjo 11" Banjo

“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 ...

$2,099.00

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Deering Banjosaurus™ Long Neck

Designed for George Grove of the Kingston Trio a mural of inlay of the dinosaur age made of mother of pearl in white, gold and black, coral, turquoise, cactus, abalone, malachite, several kinds of soap-stones, koa, taugua nut, and rosewood are set into the ebony fingerboard. The neck has an adjustable truss-rod and the truss rod cap is cleverly a part of the peghead inlays. It slips under th...

$63,719.00

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Deering Boston™ Long Neck

Tuned to an open 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 cle...

$2,699.00

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Deering Clawgrass™ Banjo

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 re...

From $15,499.00

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Deering David Holt Model Banjo

An open back banjo with a deeper 4" rim, the depth of a minstrel banjo, is what story teller and Grammy award-winner, David Holt has been playing since 1988. Requests for one like his inspired the David Holt Tree of Life model which harkens back to the sound of a minstrel banjo. This banjo is light weight, only 8 lbs, because it has the Grenadillo wood tone ring and no flange nor reso...

$11,999.00

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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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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...

From $6,999.00

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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 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 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...

From $5,099.00

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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 Deering -06- Bronze Tone Ring is unplated to enhance the resonance and create a mahogany bluegrass banjo with all the power and punch needed for stage performance.The Golden Wreath is a traditional design of the classic banjos made in ...

$5,099.00

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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® 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 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....

$4,539.00

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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.  

$3,269.00

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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 $5,509.00

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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 $6,379.00

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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 Texas™ 5-String Banjo

An Heirloom Banjo - The Texas Banjo commemorates the 150th year anniversary of Texas' independence from Mexico. Only 151 Texas banjos will be made, each with a serial number representing one of the years between 1836 and 1986. You can choose, from remaining numbers, a year that has meaning in your life for your distinctive number. The Texas banjo is designed and marketed by Tony Ullrich of H...

$21,129.00

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