Teachers Love Goodtime Banjos

Banjo Teachers Think The Goodtime Is A Great First Banjo For You

More Than


of teachers Recommend The Goodtime As A First Banjo

"You will not find a better banjo than this in the price range of the Deering Goodtime"
- Kristin Scott Benson

Kristin Scott Benson

Since 2008, Kristin Scott Benson has been a member of Grammy-nominated and two-time IBMA Entertainers of the Year, The Grascals. Kristin is one of the nation's top bluegrass banjo players, exhibiting impeccable taste, timing, and tone. She is also a long time banjo teacher, offering private lessons to hundreds of students for over a decade, as well as multiple lessons at the may banjo camps that she attends each year.

Kristin is the 5 time winner of the IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Banjo Player of the Year Award, most recently winning the 2019 award. She is also the 2018 recipient of the Steve Martin Award for Excellence in Bluegrass and Banjo.

Kristin Scott Benson is our first official Goodtime Ambassador and talks in this video about why she thinks the Goodtime banjo is the best banjo to begin to play on.


Ease Of Play Is The

#1 Reason

Why Teachers Recommend Goodtime Banjos

"A new player looking for an affordable banjo that also has a good full clear sound and good handleability would do well to pick a Goodtime banjo"
- Pete "Dr. Banjo" Wernick

Pete Wernick

Pete "Dr. Banjo" Wernick is the world renowned creator of the Wernick Method, teaching thousands of pickers the ground rules of Bluegrass jamming. Pete is recognized as the picking force behind several trend setting bands including Hot Rize, as well as his huge contributions to Bluegrass as a respected teacher, songwriter and as long-term President of the International Bluegrass Music Association. Pete Wernick is an official Goodtime Ambassador, and talks about why he loves to recommend the Goodtime banjo.


Check out the Wernick Method here!

Thanks to Kevin Slick for the Pete Wernick video.

Choose From Our 3 Most Popular Models

So which one do you chose? Below are three of our most popular Goodtime models, each one unique in their own way, but all perfect to get you started on your banjo journey.

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The Original

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Great For Bluegrass

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Great For Clawhammer