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Deering Goodtime Banjo  

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If you want a top quality reasonably priced banjo, this is the one. It's made right here in America at the Deering Banjo factory. The Goodtime openba...Read More

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    $499.00
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  • On Sale Today:
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Easy traveling and very affordable!

If you want a top quality reasonably priced banjo, this is the one. It's made right here in America at the Deering Banjo factory. The Goodtime openback banjo weighs only 4 pounds so it is ideal for traveling, camping, hiking, or taking to the beach. It provides a vibrant singing banjo tone. The Goodtime banjo is light enough for children to hold and play and is the perfect banjo for a child to start out with. More people succeed in learning to play when they start out on a Goodtime banjo.

The slender, fast-playing rock maple neck and birch and maple rim create a sparkling, sweet banjo sound with easy adjustability to keep it sounding and playing great. Geared tuners make tuning easy. Standard 11" head.

Teachers and professionals around the world recommend the Goodtime banjo.

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

Tuned:
G,D,G,B,D in standard G tuning.
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES Neck:
  • Blond Slender Rock Maple Neck
  • 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
  • Hardwood Bow Tie Inlays
  • Sealed Geared Tuners
  • Geared 5th String Tuner
  • Durable Satin Finish
  • Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead
Pot:
  • Blond 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
  • 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
  • Openback
  • Case sold separately

For a good time, call 1-800-776-5173!

SPECIFICATIONS

Goodtime Banjo

  • Dimensions:
  • Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4"
  • Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4"
  • Rim diameter 11"
  • Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2"
  • Weight Approx.4.5lb.
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DeeringGoodtime Banjo
 
4.5

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Quality for money.

If you are looking for a banjo that is not only the best quality beginner banjo that I have played but also a great travel banjo, than look no further than this banjo. It...Read complete review

If you are looking for a banjo that is not only the best quality beginner banjo that I have played but also a great travel banjo, than look no further than this banjo. It is the best quality for the money that you will find in a banjo I have been playing for a number of years and though this banjo may seem basic to a lot of other starter banjos the quality and tone of this banjo far exceeds others around this price range. I play a Gibson most of the time but if I travel anywhere and want to take a banjo to stay in practice the goodtime gets the job. If you are looking to learn the banjo and want high quality without spending thousands this is the banjo for you. The one negative I do have is that I wish it had an armrest,it gets a little uncomfortable , but I guess theres always the Goodtime II.

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Badtime Banjo

I bought one of these a few years ago to try and learn the banjo. This is a very basic banjo and a horrible value compared with the Fender closed-back models available. It's not...Read complete review

I bought one of these a few years ago to try and learn the banjo. This is a very basic banjo and a horrible value compared with the Fender closed-back models available. It's not a terrible instrument, but very basic. However, I was most offended that Deering included cult literature from the Church of Scientology in the package. When I wrote Deering to suggest they keep their religious views out of the banjo business, they sent me more literature! My advice would be to take your business elsewhere and enjoy a better value.

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5.0

Good choice

By BW

from Alabama

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Deering Goodtime Banjo:

    Delivered on time and in perfect condition. I am very happy with my decision to purchase this banjo.

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    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfect!

    By stmpress.com

    from Alabama

    Comments about Deering Goodtime Banjo:

    I did a TON of homework before buying this banjo. I'm super pleased with my purchase, and it didn't break the bank! I am a beginner as of now, but I will never get rid of this banjo no matter how many I buy in the future. You cannot go wrong with this banjo!

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    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    AMAZING

    By Jeb-z9r.t

    from Silver Lake, OH

    Comments about Deering Goodtime Banjo:

    This is a great instrument. High quality, great soung, low price, dreams do come true!!!

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    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Quality for money.

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Deering Goodtime Banjo:

    If you are looking for a banjo that is not only the best quality beginner banjo that I have played but also a great travel banjo, than look no further than this banjo. It is the best quality for the money that you will find in a banjo I have been playing for a number of years and though this banjo may seem basic to a lot of other starter banjos the quality and tone of this banjo far exceeds others around this price range. I play a Gibson most of the time but if I travel anywhere and want to take a banjo to stay in practice the goodtime gets the job. If you are looking to learn the banjo and want high quality without spending thousands this is the banjo for you. The one negative I do have is that I wish it had an armrest,it gets a little uncomfortable , but I guess theres always the Goodtime II.

    Comment on this review

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Beginner/Intermediate/Travel

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Deering Goodtime Banjo:

    Loud, Punchy, great bluegrass banjo. I suggest putting a resonator, for that extra kick. love the banjo. from starting out on forward and reverse rolls, to playing wagon wheel at a festival. Great Banjo.

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A Good standared.

    By Picker-zMKhb

    from Meridian,ID

    Comments about Deering Goodtime Banjo:

    I have owned my gootime now for a year, and have played it hours on end, somtimes five hours none stop. And this banjo has taken the ware and tear very well. As a matter of fact it still looks almost as good as when I bought it. The maple on the banjo is tuff and and dearing still put good hardware on this banjo. Even though this banjo dose not have a tone ring, it still has a good woody sound to it wich is grate for oldtime music. I now play a deering seirra and use my goodtime as a travel banjo, so I always have a good sounding banjo with me. This banjo is also very light so it is easy to pack around, I truly beleve this is the best banjo for to take camping or to learn off of.

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great little banjo!

    By BanjoGal

    from Virginia

    Comments about Deering Goodtime Banjo:

    I recently purchased this banjo after using one in a claw hammer banjo class for one semester. I fell in love with the instrument then. After getting this one, I can say that I'm even more in love with this banjo! It is light weight, has excellent craftsmanship, the materials are top notch, has a great ring to it, and low action. What isn't there to love? This banjo is a great starter instrument. Sure can't beat it for the price! I see this one being around for a long time.

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    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great for travel

    Comments about Deering Goodtime Banjo:

    I got this banjo as a gift two years ago and I have taken it on countless camping trips--it's lightweight and very easy to play and the quality couldn't be better for the price.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A banjo for everyone

    By bikrbell

    from Raleigh, NC

    Comments about Deering Goodtime Banjo:

    This Deering Goodtime banjo is my first 5-string banjo. The action is smooth and easy. The tone is amazing, especially for a banjo in this price range. It stays tuned. I rarely have to adjust it. This banjo makes it easy for everyone to have a quality instrument at a reasonable price. It's a joy to own, to play, and to take on the road.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    BUY THIS THING!

    By Deeringboy

    from Forked River, NJ

    Comments about Deering Goodtime Banjo:

    I got this left handed from my local music store and I couldn't be happier! It's real quality, the sound is clear & crisp, the neck is SILKY smooth, my dad use to do wood-work, and he looked this deering over and said I couldn't have gotten better quality for this price. All in all, a great beginner banjo if you don't mind spending this amount of money. Thanx for a great product, Deering!

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