Deering

Description

If you want a top quality reasonably priced Irish Tenor banjo, the Goodtime 17-fret Tenor is a real find. Made in America at the Deering Banjo factory in California, the Goodtime open back banjo weighs about 4 pounds so it is ideal for traveling, camping, hiking, and taking to the beach. It provides a vibrant singing banjo tone in any situation.

Light enough to hold and play easily, it is the perfect banjo for beginners since it is fretted correctly and plays easily. The shorter 17-fret neck reduces the length of the entire banjo to just 32 inches end to end. Tuned in 5ths like a viola or cello (C,G,D,A), this banjo is a great crossover instrument for string instrument players of all kinds.
Features
  • Easy switch from guitar or mandolin
  • Great sound and projection
  • Lightweight and easy to play
Specifications
  • Neck:
  • Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
  • 17 Nickel Silver Frets
  • Hardwood Bowtie Inlays
  • Sealed Geared Tuners
  • Durable Satin Finish
  • Pot:
  • Blonde 3-ply Maple Rim
  • Steel Tension Hoop
  • 11³ Frosted Bottom Head
  • 5/8³ Maple/Ebony Goodtime Bridge
  • 16 Flat Hooks With 9/32³ Nuts
  • 16 Bracket Shoes
  • Deering Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
  • Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
  • Durable Satin Finish
  • Case sold separately
  • Tone:
  • Easy to play with clarity of note separation.
  • Tuned: C,G,D,A in standard tenor tuning
  • Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
  • Dimensions:
  • Neck Width At The Nut: 1 1/8³
  • Scale Length Nut To Bridge: 21³
  • Rim Diameter: 11³
  • Overall Instrument Length: 32³
  • Instrument Weight: 4 lbs
  • Warranty:
  • The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Goodtime banjo a warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.
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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