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      Deering The Goodtime 2 Banjo (517711)
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Great tone at a very modest price!

A resonator back provides more projection of sound in the Goodtime 2. It's made here in the USA, at the Deering shop with the same tooling used to make the top-of-the-line banjos. Greg Deering designed the Goodtime banjos because there were no low-priced banjos of enough quality for people to actually learn on without difficulty or giving up. He remembers what it was like to want a good banjo and not be able to afford one, so his gift to others is the Goodtime banjo line.

Designed for success, the Goodtime banjos are amongst the lowest-priced American-made banjos ever made. They are so good, many professionals have recorded with Goodtime banjos. The Goodtime 2 weighs 6lb., about the weight of a guitar. The Goodtime 2 has a natural blond maple satin finish to protect it. If you want a great low-priced bluegrass banjo for travel and leisure that plays correctly and is durable, this is a great buy.

For a punchy, hard-driving bluegrass tone, the Deering Goodtime 2 Banjo uses a rock maple neck and resonator, and a birch and maple rim. The slender and fast-playing neck with all geared tuners creates a banjo that is easy to tune, to maintain and to play. Standard 11" head. The Goodtime 2 Banjo is handmade in the USA.

Case sold separately.

Tone:
Has a bright sound of maple that projects well.
Easy to play with clarity of note separation.

Tuned:
G,D,G,B,D in standard G tuning.

Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
Comes with light gauge strings.
Can also be played with medium gauge strings.

Deering The Goodtime 2 Banjo Features:

  • Neck:
    Blond Slender Rock Maple Neck
    22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
    Exotic Wood Bowtie Inlays
    Geared Tuners
    Geared 5th String Tuner
    Sealed Geared Guitar Tuners
    Durable Satin Finish
    Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead

    Pot:
    3-ply violin grade Goodtime Maple Rim
    11" Frosted Top High Crown Head
    Steel Tension Hoop
    16 Bracket Shoes
    16 Flat Hooks with 9/32" Hex Nuts
    Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
    2 Piece Flange
    Nickel plated Armrest
    Nickel Plated Hardware

    Resonator:
    Resonator of Blond Maple
    Black Binding
    Durable Satin Finish

    Case sold separately


Deering The Goodtime 2 Banjo Specifications:

  • Dimensions:
    Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4"
    Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4"
    Resonator Diameter 13 7/8"
    Rim Diameter 11"
    Overall Instrument Length 38"
    Weight Approx. 6lb.


Deering The Goodtime 2 Banjo

Deering banjos with the lifetime warranty are only available through authorized Deering Dealers.

IF YOU BUY A "NEW" DEERING BANJO FROM A NON-AUTHORIZED DEALER, YOU HAVE PURCHASED A USED BANJO AND HAVE NO WARRANTY. When we send a Deering banjo to an authorized dealer, only that dealer or another authorized dealer can sell that banjo as new. If an authorized dealer sells a new Deering banjo to a non-authorized dealer, the non authorized dealer becomes the first owner and he becomes the bearer of the lifetime warranty; not a new dealer by transfer. When the unauthorized dealer sells that banjo to the consumer, even if it was never played or even touched, it is a used instrument and no longer carries the lifetime warranty. This is necessary so that we know how the banjo has been cared for between the time we ship it and the time that our customers buy it. We have no way of knowing how non-authorized dealers care for their instruments because we do not communicate with them. This also honors and protects the strong relationship between Deering and its treasured network of hard working Deering dealers. For your protection against theft and to ensure immediate proof of ownership, four digits of the serial number are visible on the back of the peghead on each banjo. The full serial number is inside the resonator. When you purchase a Deering banjo and send in the warranty card you will receive a Gold Credit card style ownership/warranty card. This gold card is embossed with your name and the serial number of your new banjo for easy identification. Take your Gold Card with you to festivals or when traveling so that if your banjo is ever stolen you can easily prove it's yours.

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Pro Coverage includes:

  • Accidental damage protection (new gear only)
  • Expedited Repair
  • Free Shipping (for returns or repairs)
  • 100% Coverage for Commercial Use
  • Extended Return Period
  • Extended Price Protection
  • No Lemon Guarantee
  • Free Transfer of Coverage to a new owner
  • Repair Costs Covered for up to 3 years from date of purchase
  • Repairs Can Be Authorized Toll-Free by Phone or the via the web
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  • Goodtime 2

    As reviewed by Casey on 3/12/2010

    I love this banjo! I am a total banjo novice but find this instrument to be perfect for learning. The sound quality is better for bluegrass than old time, but taking the resonator off is always an option.

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful.
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  • Great Banjo

    As reviewed by Timothy Stafford on 9/19/2011

    Totally new to the Banjo but I have enjoyed this every much. It plays well and keeps it's tune well. The strings are easily played. If you have any experience with the guitar you should be able to carry that over to the banjo. Finger picking will come with a little practice (USE THE METRONOME!). Within a week I was able to do the forward and backward roll as well as an alternating roll. I am having fun with it and hope to be able to use it on stage with the next few months. It looks good and plays good and to my ear it sounds good. Can't go wrong for the price. I chose it over it's comparable fender model because it's made in the USA and I think it looks nicer. Order the bag/case with it and get some good finger picks --- DON"T FORGET THE STRAP. Get a good strap.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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  • Excellent Banjo

    As reviewed by Garret on 5/2/2011

    The Deering Goodtime 2 is my second banjo. However, I wish it were my first. After a few weeks, I have yet to find a flaw with this banjo. Could easily be picked up by a beginner or long time player alike. The Goodtime 2 looks great (especially if you are a fan of the pale look of the maple), sounds great, and doesn't rattle. This is an overall high quality banjo.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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