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Deering Goodtime Banjo 5 String Open Back Banjo Openback
Deering Goodtime Banjo 5 String Open Back Banjo Openback

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Our Price: $399.00

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Product Code: D-GT

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The images of the back are from the old style banjo and are for reference only. All the new stock banjo have the new headstock and inlay.

The Deering Goodtime banjo has a slender, low profile neck that is easy to finger and comfortable for large and small hands. The fret work is accurate and precise to ensure accurate intonation over the entire fingerboard. The single coordinator rod in the pot easily and effectively adjusts the playability so that the strings are close to the fingerboard and are easy to press down. All five tuners are geared and easy to tune. The tailpiece is extremely strong and easily adjustable to maximize tone by raising or lowering it. The Goodtime banjo weighs about 4 pounds so it is light enough for children to hold and play and is ideal for traveling, camping, hiking, taking to the beach and provides a vibrant singing banjo tone in any situation. The multi-ply pot is made of birch and maple. Both woods are hard and dense and contribute to the bright crisp sound of the Deering Goodtime banjo.

Deering Goodtime Open Back Banjo Features:

  • American Made
  • Satin Finish
  • Rock Maple Neck
  • Standard 11" Maple and Birch Pot
  • Multi Ply Birch/Maple Rim
  • 22 Fret Full-size Neck
  • 16 Hooks and Nuts
  • Geared 5th Peg
  • Black Position Markers
  • Open-geared Tuners
  • Adjustable Tailpiece
  • Single Rod Assembly
  • 6 Year Deering Factory Warranty

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.4.5 lbs

The Goodtime banjo was a dream of Greg Deering's to produce a great sounding, easy to play and easy to maintain banjo that everyone could afford. The Goodtime banjo is made in America, within the Deering factory and is designed to produce the finest tone and playability possible for the lowest possible price. The rock maple neck has the frets fitted into the neck the same way many of the classic (now collector's item) electric guitars in the '60's were made and are still made today. This technique has passed the test of time. The neck has a slender, low profile that makes it a joy to play for hands of all sizes. The fret work is precise and accurate and Goodtime banjos have an ever growing reputation for having clear and beautiful intonation. Several dealers have told us at Trade shows that the Goodtime banjos have better tone and playability than other banjos they sell for over $1,000.00 (unsolicited comments). The tuning machines are all geared with a geared fifth peg for effortless and precise tuning. The position markers on the fingerboard are inlaid dots of black delrin. The Goodtime rim is made of a rock maple and birch laminated rim. Laminated in the same style as the classic banjos from the 20's, this rim is durable, stable and produces a clear, sweet tone. Most banjos in this price range have rims of aluminum which has good structural integrity but cannot compare to the tone of the seasoned hardwoods used in the Goodtime rim. Some companies advertise a "hardwood" rim but don't tell you what kind of wood is actually used. Rock maple and birch are very similar in hardness and both have a vibrant resonance that cannot be duplicated with softer hardwoods. Yes, there are hardwoods that are relatively soft and cannot sound like maple or birch. Don't be misled. Ask what the woods actually are. The diameter of the rim is a standard 11" so heads are easy to find. There are 16 brackets and a patent pending adjustable tailpiece designed by Deering. The tailpiece follows a traditional style and allows thorough and complete adjustments to the playability of the banjo. The metal parts are nickel plated. The Goodtime banjo is played by top professionals, travelers, beginners and everyone who wants a high quality banjo for a low price. Since it's introduction there have been copycat banjos imported to compete with the Goodtime and we encourage you to compare them. You will find that virtually all of them have emphasized the appearance instead of tone and playability. The Goodtime banjo is designed for easy playing and sparkling, vibrant tone. In the final analysis, the Goodtime banjo is truly in a class by itself and is only overshadowed by banjos costing 5 times as much. Don't settle for a high gloss imitation with plastic inlays that do nothing for sound or playability. Get the only low priced banjo made in America that was made to be played; backed up by a family owned and operated company that has dedicated 25 years to producing the finest banjos money can buy. Get your Deering Goodtime Banjo Today!

Deering Goodtime Openback Banjo

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Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 3 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Great service! October 6, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Crimora, VA United States  
Purchased a used Goodtime banjo through Amazon. Received a call from Ben saying that the instrument had been sold. He offered to send a new one w/ a free tuner for less than the price of the secondhand one if I was willing to wait. The new banjo arrived within two weeks and is very nice. Easy to play with no buzzes and stays in tune. I'm retiring soon and wanted a new challenge. I've been fingerpicking guitar for a long time but learning clawhammer will take a while.
Thanks Ben I really appreciate your wonderful help!

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Best price, awesome communication November 17, 2013
Reviewer: Dwight Watson from West Columbia, SC United States  
Multiple emails keeping me up to date on my order, 1 week from purchase to delivery, lowest price on the web for new Lefty Deering Goodtime banjo.

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Deering Goodtime Banjo 5 string September 9, 2013
Reviewer: John Rieger from San Diego, CA United States  
Found this to be the best deal around even turns out to be less than I could get bidding on ebay. Recommended by my instructor to get prior to starting lessons. Delivered in excellent condition, also bought a case at a very good price. From purchase on internet to my house was total of 6 days can't get much better without special super fast delivery price.

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