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Deering Classic Goodtime 2 Plectrum Banjo

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Made of American maple and stained in a rich, dark brown, the Classic Goodtime Two plectrum banjo has the features required by those who love to play in the flat-picking Dixieland style or who love me... Click To Read More About This Product

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Made of American maple and stained in a rich, dark brown, the Classic Goodtime Two plectrum banjo has the features required by those who love to play in the flat-picking Dixieland style or who love melodic finger picking. With the traditional planetary tuners, side dots, and the Deering peghead shape, this lightweight Goodtime Two plectrum banjo has a warm and vibrant voice with good volume thanks to the resonator. Traditionally tuned D,B,G,C, the banjo can also be tuned like the last 4 strings on a guitar (D,G,B,E) which makes it a perfect cross-over instrument for the guitar playing musician. Carrying features on banjos with a much higher price, the Classic Goodtime Two plectrum banjo is crafted with not only a beautiful aesthetic but a "classic³ sound.

The Classic Goodtime 2 plectrum banjo has a maple neck and resonator that is stained with a rich brown stain and satin finish. The three ply violin maple rim is similar to rims in Deering's professional banjos. The planetary tuners are smooth and accurate. The tailpiece and coordinator rod are made of "quiet metal" so the tone of the wood rings clearly without interference. The rock maple neck contributes to the brightness of the banjo tone and is strong and stable. The tuning of the plectrum banjo is C, G, B, D from low string to high string. Some players like the "Chicago tuning" which is the same as the first four strings of the guitar which is D, G, B, E from low string to high string. This allows guitar players to play guitar chords and fingering the same scales.

6 year warranty. Proudly made in the USA.


  • Select woods and quality hardware
  • Great sound and playability
  • Lightweight and well made
  • Affordable
  • Neck:
  • Slender Rock Maple Neck stained a Rich Brown
  • 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
  • White dot inlays
  • Deering shape Peghead
  • Planetary Tuners
  • Durable Satin Finish
  • Pot:
  • 3 ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
  • 11³ Frosted Bottom High Crown Head
  • Steel Tension Hoop
  • A Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
  • 16 Bracket Shoes
  • 16 Flat Hooks and 9/32³ Hex Nuts
  • Patented Adjustable Goodtime Tailpiece
  • 2 Piece Flange
  • Nickel Plated Armrest
  • Nickel Plated Hardware
  • Resonator:
  • Rich Brown Maple
  • Black Binding
  • Durable Satin Finish
  • Tone:
  • Has a clear and bright sound of maple that projects very well.
  • Easy to play with clarity of note separation.
  • Tuned:
  • C,G,B,D in standard tuning
  • Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
  • Comes from the factory with light gauge strings
  • You can use medium strings on this banjo as well
  • Dimensions:
  • Neck Width at the Nut: 1 1/4³
  • Scale Length Nut to Bridge: 26 1/4³
  • Resonator diameter: 13 7/8³
  • Overall Instrument Length: 38³
  • Weight: 6 lbs
  • 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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Manufacturer's Warranty
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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