Deering Goodtime Two 17 fret tenor banjo - front - neck and pot
Deering Goodtime Two 17 fret tenor banjo - front
Deering Goodtime Two 17 fret tenor banjo - back
Goodtime® Two 17-Fret Tenor Banjo
Deering Goodtime Two 17 fret tenor banjo - peghead back
Deering Goodtime Two 17 fret tenor banjo - flange
Deering Goodtime Two 17 fret tenor banjo - armrest
Deering Goodtime Two 17 fret tenor banjo - resonator back

Goodtime® Two 17-Fret Tenor Banjo

Regular price$839.00
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The Goodtime Two 17-Fret Tenor banjo is tuned in the Standard Tenor Tuning of C,G,D,A. It can also be tuned like an octave mandolin (G,D,A,E) so any mandolin player can easily pick it up and play it (change in string gauges needed). 


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.

 

Specifications

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Specs
Neck

Neck Wood: Rock Maple
Neck Shape:
Stain: None
Finish: Satin
Nut Width: 1 1/8"
Nut Material: Lexan Polycarbonate
Tuners: Sealed Geared Tuners
5th String Tuner:
Frets: 17 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets

Specs
Pot

Rim: 11" 3-Ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Rim Diameter: 11"
Tone Ring:
Head: 11" Bottom Frosted High Crown
Tension Hoop: Beveled Steel Tension Hoop
Hooks & Nuts: 16 Flat J-Hooks with 9/32″ Nuts
Flange: Two Piece Goodtime Series Flange
Armrest: Goodtime Armrest
Hardware Plating: Nickel
Tailpiece: Deering Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
Finish: Hand Rubbed Polyurethane with Carnuba Wax Finish

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Specs
Resonaotor

Resonator Wood: 3-Ply Poplar/Poplar/Maple
Resonator Finish: Satin
Resonator Sidewalls: Straight
Resonator Diameter: 13 7/8"
Resonator Stain: None

Specs
Dimensions

Neck Width at the Nut: 1 1/8"
Scale Length Nut to Bridge: 21"
Rim Diameter: 11"
Overall Instrument Length: 32"
Weight Approx.: 5.5 lbs

Specs
Warranty

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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Specs
Strings, Tuning, Etc.

Comes strung with Deering Tenor Strings
String gauges: 10, 16, 24w, 30w

Comes tuned: C, G, D, A
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Gig bags and hardshell cases available below

Why A Goodtime Banjo

The Pot

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.

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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.

The Neck

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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