The Deering Goodtime Jr. is a shorter scale version of its famous Goodtime Openback sibling, making it the perfect beginner banjo for kids or players of smaller stature who are looking to add a splash of fun to their playing. The iconic blonde maple aesthetic of the Goodtime banjos is accented in a choice of uniquely finished appointments, including the tension hoop, tailpiece and coordinator rod, as well as beautiful matching fret marker inlays. This made-in-the-USA model is easy to play, durable and easy to maintain.

The Deering Goodtime banjo produces a vibrant ringing tone from its natural finished violin grade maple rim. At only 4 pounds, the weight makes it ideal for both children and adults to play and to travel with conveniently. As you play the 19-fret, 23" scale Goodtime Jr., the medium strings offer both physical and tonal balance across the necks shorter scale, which also makes this banjo a perfect travel or camping companion. Fans of the Goodtime banjos will also be happy to know that the Jr. retains the groundbreaking 3-ply violin grade maple rim, which has been key in helping the Goodtime sound so good for so many players. Don't settle for an average time—have a Goodtime.
  • Easy to play with clarity of note separation and round full \bodied tone.
  • Comes strung with Deering medium gauge banjo strings
  • Tuning: G, D, G, B, D in standard G tuning
  • Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well
  • Dimensions
    • Neck width at nut: 1 1/4"
    • Scale length nut to bridge: 23 1/8”
    • Rim diameter: 11”
    • Overall instrument length: 33 1/2"
    • Weight: approximately 4 pounds
    • Blonde slender rock maple neck
    • 19 pressed-in nickel silver frets
    • Color-matching Bow Tie Inlays
    • Sealed geared tuners
    • Geared 5th string tuner
    • Durable satin finish
    • Deering Fiddle shaped peghead
    • 11" blonde 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
    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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