Deering Classic Goodtime Special 5-String Banjo  

Item #: 
  • Write a Review

Combining a special alloy steel tone ring with the rich brown stain and satin finish of the Classic line of Goodtime banjos, Deering created a professional looking and sounding resonator banjo that is... Click To Read More About This Product

We're sorry—we no longer carry this item.

Find a similar product below or contact us for a recommendation of a great alternative.

Call: 866-498-7882 Email or Chat

Recommended Products

Combining a special alloy steel tone ring with the rich brown stain and satin finish of the Classic line of Goodtime banjos, Deering created a professional looking and sounding resonator banjo that is at home in the studio, on stage, at the festival or in the living room. The planetary tuners and geared fifth string peg make tuning easy. The fifth string has capoing spikes at frets #7, #9, & #10, which allows easy playing in the keys of A, B, and C. The professional tone and power and traditional appearance for the Classic Goodtime Special belies the very modest price of this affordable banjo. Goodtime delivers. Made in the USA.

  • Great sound and playability
  • Attractive woods
  • Tunes easily
  • Neck:
    Blonde 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

    Blonde 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
    New Patented Goodtime Special Tone Ring
    Steel Tension Hoop
    11³ Top Frosted High Crown Head
    5/8³ Maple/Ebony Goodtime Bridge
    16 Flat Hooks with 9/32³ Nuts
    16 Bracket Shoes
    Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
    Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
    Durable Satin Finish Tone: Louder projection and clarity from the tone ring of a full bodied tone.

    Neck Width at the Nut: 1 1/4³
    Scale Length Nut to Bridge: 26 1/4³
    Rim diameter: 11³
    Overall Instrument Length: 37 1/2³
    Instrument Weight: 6.5 lbs
    Comes with a Triangle Carrying Box

    6 Year 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.

  • Customer Reviews

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
DeeringClassic Goodtime Special 5-String Banjo

(based on 1 review)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars



  • 4 Stars



  • 3 Stars



  • 2 Stars



  • 1 Stars



Reviewed by 1 customer

Displaying review 1

Back to Top

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Don't hesitate!

By JD the banjer picker

from Sayre, PA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Comments about Deering Classic Goodtime Special 5-String Banjo:

Guitar Center in Moosic, PA is always professional! They go above and beyond to take care of their customer - me and I appreciate it. The order was placed the same day and the warehouse shipped that night and my banjo was delivered 2 days after the order went in. My Deering banjo is incredible and exactly as advertised, I couldn't be happier! Thanks again Guitar Center!!!

Displaying review 1

Back to Top

You are changing the Ship-To country.

Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.