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Goodtime™ Jr. Banjo

$579.00

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Description

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 who are looking to add a splash of fun to their playing!

The iconic blonde maple aesthetic of the Goodtime banjos is accented in a choice of Chevy Orange, Sinbad Purple or Seawater Teal appointments, including the tension hoop, tailpiece and coordinator rod, as well as beautiful matching fret marker inlays.

Made in America. 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.

Description Specs Media Why Teachers Like Us

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 who are looking to add a splash of fun to their playing!

The iconic blonde maple aesthetic of the Goodtime banjos is accented in a choice of Chevy Orange, Sinbad Purple or Seawater Teal appointments, including the tension hoop, tailpiece and coordinator rod, as well as beautiful matching fret marker inlays. 

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. 

Banjo Specs

Neck:

  • Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
  • 19 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
  • Color Matching Bow Tie Inlays
  • Sealed Geared Tuners
  • Geared 5th String Tuner
  • Durable Satin Finish
  • Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead

Pot:

  • 11" Blonde 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
  • Chevy Orange, Sinbad Purple, Seawater Teal or Nickel Hardware finish
  • 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

Tone:

Easy to play with clarity of note separation and round full bodied tone.

Strings:

Comes strung with Deering Medium Gauge Banjo Strings

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 23 1/8″
  • Rim Diameter 11″
  • Overall Instrument Length 33 1/2″
  • Weight Approx. 4 lbs

Warranty:

6 year warranty

Deering Banjo Padded Gig Bag Available Here

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Why Teachers Love This Banjo

Teachers look critically at a banjo because they want their students to be successful. Viewed from a teacher’s eye, he/she requires a banjo to be constructed with musical accuracy, ease of playability, adjustability, and durability. These are the reasons that teachers recommend the Goodtime banjo.

  • Rich Musical Tone and Accuracy
  • Ease Of Play
  • Easy To Maintain

The Details


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.

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