The Goodtime Jr. it is a shorter scale version of its famous Goodtime Openback sibling, making it the perfect beginner banjo for kids or players of smaller stature.
The iconic blonde maple aesthetic of the Goodtime banjos is adorned in a durable Silver powder finish including the tension hoop, tailpiece and coordinator rod.
As you play the 19 fret, 23" scale Goodtime Jr., the medium strings offer both physical and tonal balance across the necks shorter scale, which also makes this banjo a perfect travel or camping companion.
Fans of the Goodtime banjos will also be happy to know that Junior retains the groundbreaking 3-ply violin grade maple rim, which has been key in helping the Goodtime sound so good for so many players.
Don't settle for an average time. Have a Goodtime.
Neck Wood: Rock Maple
Neck Shape: Comfortable "D" Shape
Nut Width: 1 1/4"
Nut Material: Lexan Polycarbonate
Tuners: Geared Sealed Tuners
5th String Tuner: Goodtime Geared 5th String Tuner
Frets: 19 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Rim: 3-Ply Violin Grade Maple
Rim Diameter: 11"
Head: 11" Top Frosted High Crown
Tension Hoop: Beveled Steel Tension Hoop
Hooks & Nuts: 16 Flat J-Hooks with 9/32″ Nuts
Hardware Plating: Nickel with choice of tension hoop, tailpiece and coordinator rod in Chevy Orange, Sinbad Purple or Seawater Teal
Tailpiece: Deering Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
Finish: Hand Rubbed Polyurethane with Carnuba Wax Finish
Neck Width at the Nut: 1 1/4"
Scale Length Nut to Bridge: 23"
Rim Diameter: 11"
Overall Instrument Length: 35"
Weight Approx.: 4 lbs
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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Comes strung with Deering Medium Gauge Strings
String gauges: 10, 12, 16, 24w, 10
Comes tuned: G, D, G, B, D
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
Gig bags and hardshell cases available below.
Why A Goodtime Banjo
1. DEERING GOODTIME SMILE BRIDGE
The responsive sensitivity of the maple, with the hard, dense ebony top contributes to the Goodtime banjos clear, resonant responsiveness.
2. QUIET TAILPIECE
Specially selected metal is used to prevent the tailpiece from making “its own sound” and muddying up the banjo’s tone. The violin maple rim is supposed to sing, not your tailpiece.
3. STABILITY ENHANCING J-HOOKS
The proprietary Deering J-hooks are wider at the top to prevent twisting off the tension hoop when tightening the banjo head.
4. QUIET COORDINATOR ROD
Made of special alloy that is strong and does not interfere with the singing resonance of the violin maple rim.
5. 3-PLY VIOLIN GRADE MAPLE RIM
The maple in the Goodtime rim is the exact wood used in the finest violins in the world. Only Deering puts this professional grade 3-ply maple rim in a banjo in this price range.
6. SEALED GEARED TUNERS
Five high quality geared tuning machines make tuning the Goodtime banjo easy, accurate and fun. Too many student banjos are cursed with poor quality tuners, so the students blame themselves for an out of tune banjo when it’s the tuner that is at fault.
7. ROCK MAPLE NECK
This fine grained, dense, extremely hard, wood creates a stable neck, and imparts a bright, crisp quality to the Goodtime banjo tone.