Goodtime Two™ Banjo

$699.00

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A resonator back provides more projection of sound in the Goodtime Two. We make it here in the USA, at the Deering shop with the same tooling we use to make the top of the line banjos. 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 good many professionals have recorded with Goodtime banjos.

The Goodtime Two weighs 6 lbs - about the weight of a guitar. The Goodtime Two has a natural blonde maple with a satin finish to protect it. The rich, golden tone and the reverberation off the resonator sound great. You can definitely tell a volume difference between open back and a Goodtime Two. The sound waves aren't getting trapped between you and the banjo, which makes a pretty big difference. If you want a great low priced bluegrass banjo for travel and leisure that plays correctly and is durable, this is the best buy on the market!

Neck:
Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Exotic Wood Bowtie Inlays
Geared Tuners
Geared 5th String Tuner
Sealed Geared Guitar Tuners 
Durable Satin Finish
Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead

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
2 Piece Flange 
Nickel Plated Armrest
Nickel Plated Hardware

Resonator:

Resonator of Blonde Maple
Black Binding
Durable Satin Finish 


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,G,B,D in standard G tuning 
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well. 
Comes with light gauge strings
Can be played with medium gauge strings as well.

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26.25″ 
Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
Rim Diameter 11"
Overall Instrument Length 38″ 
Weight Approx. 6 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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Goodtime Bluegrass Banjo Package

$799.00

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 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
Maple Resonator

Also Included:

    • Deering Gig bag
    • Banjo Strap
    • Tony Trischka 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″ 
Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
Rim Diameter 11"
Overall Instrument Length 38″ 
Weight Approx. 6 lbs

Warranty: 
6 year warranty

 

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New!

Artisan Goodtime Two Banjo

$979.00

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, white detailing and spikes at 7, 9, and 10. The use of spikes enables you to expand your playing from the key of G to easily play in the keys of A, B, and C.

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 bluegrass 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. You'll appreciate how light it is when you reach over to pick it up and enjoy playing it.

Most people who get a Goodtime banjo keep it because they love it even when they step up to their beautiful Deering banjo. The Goodtime banjo still maintains a special place in their life and this is why you don't see a lot of Goodtime banjos on the used market. It's a banjo you can take anywhere.

The stunning new Artisan Goodtime banjos embody 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.

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
11″ Frosted Top Head
Steel Tension Hoop
A Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
16 Bracket Shoes
16 Flat Hooks and 9/32″ Hex Nuts
Adjustable Goodtime Tailpiece
Nickel Plated Armrest
Nickel Plated Hardware
Durable Satin Finish
Openback

Resonator:
Maple Resonator Stained Rich Brown
Black Binding
Durable Satin Finish

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. 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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Goodtime Special™ Banjo

$989.00

The newly Patented Goodtime Special Tone Ring designed by Deering produces a powerfully crisp, bright, sparkling tone, a considerable step up in tone from the original tone ring that was featured on our Goodtime Special banjos. The volume of tone is a wonderful surprise to players. If you're looking for a banjo with good volume and tone, and prefer to keep the cost as low as possible, then this is the banjo for you. 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.

Neck: 
Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Hardwood Bowtie Inlays
Sealed Geared Guitar Tuners 
Geared 5th String Tuner 
Durable Satin Finish
Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead

Pot: 

3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Patented Steel Goodtime Special Tone Ring
11″ Frosted Top High Crown Head
Steel Tension Hoop
16 Bracket Shoes 16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Hex Nuts
16 Bracket Shoes
Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
2 Piece Flange
Nickel plated Armrest
Nickel Plated Hardware 

Resonator:

Blond Maple
Black Binding
Durable Satin Finish 

Tone: 
Has a bell like tone that is loud, crisp and clear and easily heard in a band setting. 
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 
Can be played with medium gauge 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. 8.5 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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Goodtime Zombie Killer™ 5-String Banjo

$1,019.00

The Goodtime Two Zombie Killer 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 finished in both nickel plating and a hard blood red color. This banjo is dedicated to the youthful interest in the "Zombie Apocalypse" .... and for the kid in all of us.

This banjo is dedicated to the youthful interest in the "Zombie Apocalypse" .... and for the kid in all of us.

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 finished in both nickel plating and a hard blood red color. 

The finish on each and every Zombie banjo resonator is unique in an effort to present as playful an image as possible. Our luthiers are taking great joy in creating images that can include dirt, boot prints, face prints, hand prints, chain marks, raised surfaces simulating blood clots, etc. Know that this is all deliberate and done with you in mind. Enjoy knowing that your banjo is a one-of-a-kind creation!

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Artisan Goodtime Special Banjo

$1,199.00

Featuring Midnight Maple Fingerboard and Vintage Artisan inspired inlays!

The vintage look and vibrant tone of the patented Goodtime Special tone ring set this banjo apart, as clearly louder than the Goodtime Two and great for playing in a band setting.

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 compliments 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 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.

The Artisan Goodtime Special banjo is an achievement in keeping the cost down while providing an instrument that will stay in tune and perform reliably because it is made with precision by skilled American craftsmen. Made efficiently at our factory in Spring Valley (San Diego area of California), 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
A Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
16 Bracket Shoes
16 Flat Hooks and 9/32″ Hex Nuts
Adjustable Goodtime Tailpiece
Nickel Plated Armrest
Nickel Plated Hardware
Durable Satin Finish
Openback

Resonator:
Maple Resonator Stained Rich Brown
Black Binding
Durable Satin Finish

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. 8.5 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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Goodtime Midnight Special™

$1,219.00

A black & white stand alone banjo with a modern look, the Midnight Special is the pinnacle of the Goodtime line. Updated for 2016, the Midnight Special now features the same Midnight Maple fingerboard, inlay pattern and engraved peg head that was introduced on the Artisan banjos.

It 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 saying...it is American Made!

Neck:
Slender Rock Maple Neck stained Black
Midnight Maple Fingerboard
Vintage Artisan Style Inlays
Goodtime Logo Engraved On Peghead
Deering Peg Head 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 Black
NEW Patent Pending Nickel Plated Steel Goodtime Tone Ring
11″ Frosted Top High Crown Head
Steel Tension Hoop
16 Bracket Shoes
2 Piece Flange 
16 Flat Hooks 
16 9/32″ Hex Nuts
Patented Adjustable Goodtime Tailpiece
Nickel Plated Armrest
Nickel Plated Hardware
Maple Resonator stained Black accented with White Binding
Durable Satin Finish

Tone:
Has a clear and bright sound of maple that projects very well.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″
Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38″
Weight Approx. 8.5 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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