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Deering Goodtime Americana Banjo 12 In. Rim

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The Americana is the first 5-string banjo from Deering to be fitted with their new Grand 12 rim, which gives the banjo a stronger bass response and a much warmer tone. The fullness and warmth of the ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
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Overview

The Americana is the first 5-string banjo from Deering to be fitted with their new Grand 12 rim, which gives the banjo a stronger bass response and a much warmer tone. The fullness and warmth of the larger rim is further enhanced by the addition of a 12 Renaissance head which beautifully complements the banjo both visually and sonically.

Continuing the long-standing Goodtime philosophy of offering the best value American-made banjos available, the Americana is the lowest-priced 12 model on the market today and retains the distinctive natural blonde Goodtime aesthetics. In keeping with the rest of the Goodtime line, this banjo also features guitar-style tuners, a rock maple neck, nickel-plated hardware, and hardwood inlays.

Played with an old-time style technique, the Americana is reminiscent of banjos from a period when larger rims were more prevalent making the 12 a great setup for playing old-time music. A traditional 11 banjo with a frosted top head has a far brighter sound and will œcut more. Since the combination of the Grand 12 rim and the Renaissance head makes for a wonderfully laid back sound in comparison, the Americana lends itself perfectly for musicians looking to use the banjo to back up a vocalist or another instrument, instead of playing the a lead instrument role.

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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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DeeringGoodtime Americana Banjo
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good tone (3)

Cons

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's so beautiful that I hang it on the wall as art.

By Hayabusa

from Rochester, New York

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Made in USA
  • Top notch craftsmanship

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Waking up my neighbors!

Comments about Deering Goodtime Americana Banjo:

This banjo has booming sound and is really well made. It's worth every penny; actually, probably worth many more pennies. The maple is beautiful, it's a solid instrument and will last a lifetime or two. I love it, I hug it everyday. My only complaint is that it was shipped free-floating in its box and I don't think that's cool at all, I want my baby wrapped with some love please. If you're on the fence about it, fear not, you'll be very happy with it, just make sure you ask that it be packaged with a bunch of bubble-wrap.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing!

By Golden Gal

from Sevierville, TN

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Deering Goodtime Americana Banjo:

    I got this as a Christmas gift for my boyfriend and he loves it!

     
    5.0

    Good purchase

    By Adam k

    from Austin tx

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Deering Goodtime Americana Banjo:

    Long time guitar player, but this was my first banjo. I wasn't disappointed. A good sound, very nice playability. I'm still a novice so it's hard to give details, but overall it's pleasant to play.

     
    5.0

    Used trade in sale. Great experience!

    By Camalaki

    from Philadelphia

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Deering Goodtime Americana Banjo:

        Just got a Deering Goodtime Americana 5 string banjo. Only had it a week, but it is beautiful. Still adjusting to the larger pot on the Americana, but because of it and it's pretty frosted translucent head it has a lovely and more mellow sound for a banjo. Still in the honeymoon phase, but so far I'm very happy.

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