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Understanding the Goodtime Series - Part 3

As soon as we had the 5-string Goodtime banjos on the market, customers were delighted with the great value we offered and that it was made in America. We then began getting requests for other styles of banjos to be included in the Goodtime Series.  In our intense desire to satisfy our customers we added the various other styles of banjos to meet customer requests.

These styles included:

  • 5-string Right Handed
  • 5-String Left Handed
  • 17 Fret Tenor
  • 19 Fret Tenor
  • Plectrum
  • Parlor
  • Acoustic/Electric
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    Goodtime™ 17-Fret Tenor Banjo

    Made in America at the Deering Banjo factory in California, the Goodtime openback banjo weighs about 4 pounds so it is ideal for traveling, camping, hiking, taking to the beach and provides a vibrant singing banjo tone in any situation. Also, light enough to easily hold and play and is the perfect banjo to start out with since it is fretted correctly and plays easily. The shorter 17 f...

    $549.00

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    Goodtime™ 19-Fret Tenor Banjo

    It has a very pleasant tone that certainly is vibrant without being over bearing. Only weighing in at 4 lbs, this cute little banjo is great for travelling, camping, taking to the beach and just having fun. Tuned in fifths like a mandolin or violin, it is an easy transition to banjo and a great change of pace for the mandolin or violin player. It has a durable finish covering all the wood...

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    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 ...

    $549.00

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    Goodtime™ Parlor Banjo

    Get kids started early with a banjo they can manage and you give them a lifetime of enjoyment playing the banjo. The Goodtime Parlor is affordable and is made in the USA with quality parts and designed to play right so learning is fun and easy. Whether you have big or small hands, it is fun to play.

    $549.00

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    Dropkick Murphys Goodtime™ 19-Fret Tenor Banjo

    We are proud to announce the release of the Dropkick Murphys Tenor Goodtime openback banjo. It's an all maple banjo with a hard rock maple neck and a violin grade maple rim for an awesome tone. It's tuned in fifths G,D,A,E just like an octave mandolin so the fingering is easy for mandolin and violin players. A Kavanjo pickup can be installed as an option. "The Goodtime open back is th...

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    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...

    $649.00

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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.

    $719.00

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    Goodtime Two™ 17-Fret Tenor Banjo

    This American maple tenor banjo is lighter in weight with a clear tone that is warm and resonant. Because this model has a resonator it is louder than the open back model. With a neck that has been precisely fretted for intonation accuracy and a comfortable neck profile, you will find yourself playing this banjo for hours.  

    $759.00

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    Goodtime Two™ 19-Fret Tenor Banjo

    It has a very pleasant tone that certainly is vibrant without being over bearing. Only weighing in at 5 lbs, this cute little banjo is great for traveling, camping, taking to the beach and just having fun. Tuned in fifths like a mandolin or violin, it is an easy transition to banjo and a great change of pace for the mandolin or violin player. It has a durable finish covering all the wood par...

    $759.00

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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...

    $759.00

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    Goodtime Two™ Plectrum Banjo

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

    $759.00

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    Dropkick Murphys Goodtime Two™ 19-Fret Tenor Banjo

    The Dropkick Murphys Goodtime Two 19-Fret tenor banjo is an all maple banjo with a hard rock maple neck and a violin grade maple rim for an awesome tone. It's tuned in fifths G, D, A, E just like an octave mandolin so the fingering is easy for mandolin and violin players. A Kavanjo pickup can be installed as an option. "The Goodtime is the most affordable tenor banjo you can get! It's...

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    Goodtime Special™ Openback Banjo

    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.

    $899.00

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    Goodtime Bluegrass Banjo Package

    Includes a Goodtime Two banjo, a Deering gig bag, banjo strap, picks, tuner, and the Tony Trischka DVD. This package includes everything needed to successfully get started playing the banjo! Including the perfect light weight Goodtime banjo that you can take with you when you travel. The Goodtime Two banjo is a great beginner banjo which features a resonator and is recommended by banjo t...

    $899.00

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    Goodtime™ 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.

    $899.00

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    Goodtime Special™ Banjo

    This banjo will perform well in a jam session or band setting, feel comfortable, fret correctly, and be a stable instrument you can play for years to come.

    $1,059.00

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    Goodtime Special™ Plectrum Banjo

    The Goodtime Special Plectrum banjo features a steel tone ring and a resonator. These features give this banjo a bright, crisp, tone that are great for cutting through when playing acoustically with a traditional jazz band.  

    $1,059.00

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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...

    $1,099.00

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