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Goodtime Openback Banjo by Deering

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Guitar Center is happy to offer the Goodtime open-back 5-string banjo by Deering. The Goodtime banjo is crafted with snappy maple, a tonewood that elevates warm, old-time twang that banjos are known for. The open-back design of the Goodtime banjo enhances the maple’s clear and crisp voice and is perfect for Folk, Bluegrass, Country music styles and much more. Perfect for beginners or seasoned players, the Goodtime banjo is made right here in the USA and is available at a price that won’t break the bank.

Maple Tonewood Construct

The Goodtime Banjo features a rim, neck, fretboard and body, all crafted from violin-grade maple that delivers a snappy and crisp tone when strummed at forte and detailed depth when played at pianissimo. Maple is a common tonewood used for folk instruments because of its projection power and clean resounding quality.

D-Shaped Neck Provides Comfortable Playability

The Goodtime banjo has a D-shaped neck profile for effortless grip and barring. Its low action and thin neck are a welcome feeling for new players and greatly appreciated by seasoned pros. Finished with satin, this banjo feels extremely comfortable in the hands, reducing playing fatigue and enabling marathon studio or performance sessions.

High-Quality, Proprietary Hardware

The Goodtime banjo features a 14:1 geared tuning machine and a sealed back that prevents humidity and dirt from hindering its tuning stamina, providing fast, accurate and long-lasting tuning. A Smile Bridge, carved from maple and ebony and Quiet Metal tailpiece ensure the Goodtime banjo strings remain balanced and responsive, even during wild performances. A standard, 11” Frosted Top banjo head sealed with 16 brackets enhance a crisp and resonate connection to the maple for an unparalleled banjo sound.

Compact and Road-Ready

At only 4 pounds, the Goodtime Banjo is extremely portable. Players can easily set up around a campfire, classroom or on-stage. The Goodtime banjo is a perfect traveling companion for musicians always on-the-go. The Goodtime banjo has a standard G tuning but can also allow for alternative tuning. For maximum protection, a case is sold separately.

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Neck:
  • Blond 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
Pot:
  • Blond 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
  • Steel Tension Hoop
  • 11" Frosted Top High Crown Head
  • 5/8" Maple/Ebony Goodtime Bridge
  • 16 Flat Hooks with 9/32" Nuts
  • 16 Bracket Shoes with Screw Attachments
  • Deering Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
  • Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
  • Durable Satin Finish
  • Openback
  • Case sold separately

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Dimensions:
  • Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4"
  • Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4"
  • Rim diameter 11"
  • Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2"
  • Weight Approx.4.5lb.

collapse expand iconWarranty

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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