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Deering Classic Goodtime Two 5-String Resonator Banjo

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With a bluegrass resonator back for projection, The Classic Goodtime Two banjo has a 3-ply violin grade maple rim and produces a bright and clear tone that projects well and is louder than an open bac... Click To Read More About This Product

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With a bluegrass resonator back for projection, The Classic Goodtime Two banjo has a 3-ply violin grade maple rim and produces a bright and clear tone that projects well and is louder than an open back banjo. The Classic Two is enhanced with a rich brown stain, white detailing and spikes at 7, 9, and 10. The use of spikes enables you to expand your playing from the key of G to easily play in the keys of A, B and C.

Here is a banjo you can have right there by your easy chair and play between commercials or take out and play in a jam. It's a good bluegrass banjo, lighter weight and easy to carry. It's great for hours of practice with an accurate neck that is as comfortable as can be. You'll appreciate how light it is when you reach over to pick it up and enjoy playing it.

Most people who get a Goodtime banjo keep it because they love it even when they step-up to their beautiful Deering banjo. The Goodtime banjo still maintains a special place in their life and this is why you don't see a lot of Goodtime banjos on the used market. It's a banjo you can take anywhere.


  • Slender rock maple neck stained a rich brown
  • White dot inlays
  • Deering shape peghead
  • Planetary tuners
  • Geared 5th peg
  • Durable satin finish
  • Spikes installed at 7th, 9th and 10th frets
  • 3-ply violin-grade maple rim
  • 11" frosted top high Crown head
  • Steel tension hoop
  • Steel coordinator rod for adjustments
  • 16 bracket shoes
  • 16 flat hooks and 9/32" hex nuts
  • Patented adjustable Goodtime tailpiece
  • 2-piece flange
  • Nickel-plated armrest
  • Nickel-plated hardware
  • Rich brown maple
  • Black binding
  • Durable satin finish
  • Has a clear and bright sound of maple that projects very well
  • Easy to play with clarity of note separation
  • G,D,G,B,D in standard G tuning
  • Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well
  • Comes from the factory with light gauge strings
  • Neck width at the nut: 1-1/4"
  • Scale length nut to bridge: 26-1/4"
  • Resonator diameter: 13-7/8"
  • Overall instrument length: 38"
  • Weight approx.: 6lb.
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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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Fantastic Banjo

By Liam

from San Francisco, CA

About Me Novice

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  • Consistent
  • Easy To Play
  • Good Tone
  • Looks Great
  • Nice Weight
  • Strong


    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Deering Classic Goodtime Two 5-String Resonator Banjo:

    This is a fantastic banjo and great for anyone learning to play banjo or even if you are more experienced than the average player. It is easy to play and has a great tone. Its weight is very good for being able to take it wherever you want as it is light enough for mobility, but still heavy enough to feel like a banjo should. I have no complaints although one thing some people might find to be difficult to get around is if you use a capo frequently, the little grooves to put the high G string in can obstruct the capo slightly. I just put the capo the opposite direction and put the 5th string in the groove to counter this and it works fine. That may have sounded like more than I meant it to be so let me get this across- It is not a huge inconvenience by any means. Overall definitely worth getting!

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