Quality American Made Banjos

Understanding the Goodtime Series - Part 1

The Goodtime Series is really just 4 banjos, and then many variations spin outward from there.  The four basic banjos (shown below) are:

  1. Goodtime Banjo - the original Goodtime banjo which is a natural blonde maple openback banjo.
  2. Goodtime Two - the same as the original Goodtime banjo, but now featuring a Resonator
  3. Goodtime Special - the same as the Goodtime Two, but now featuring a Tone Ring
  4. Goodtime Special Openback - the same as the Goodtime Special, but without the Resonator


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.


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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...


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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.


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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.


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