Deering Goodtime Americana

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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 larger rim is further enhanced by the addition of a 12” Renaissance head which beautifully complements the banjo both visually and sonically.Further details below...
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Description

Goodtime Americana Banjo Specification:

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 which makes 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 “cut” 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.

Take a walk on the wide side with the new Goodtime Americana banjo.

Teachers and professionals around the world recommend the Goodtime banjo!
 
Neck:

  • Blonde 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:

  • Blonde 3-ply 12" Violin Grade Solid Maple Rim
  • Steel 12" Tension Hoop
  • 12″ Deering Renaissance 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


Tone:
A stronger bass response and a much warmer tone, a deeper old time earthy tone is generated from the 12" rim. Easy to play with clarity of note separation and round full bodied tone.

Tuned:
g,D,G,B,D in standard G tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Tone:
Easy to play with clarity of note separation and round full bodied tone.

Tuned:
g,D,G,B,D in standard G tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″ (31.75mm)
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″ (666.75mm)
Rim diameter 11″
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2″ (952.50mm)
Weight Approx 4.5 lbs (2.041kg)

Warranty:
6 year warranty : The trust and pride that Deering share in their product gives them the confidence to grant every owner of a Deering Goodtime banjo a 6 year  Warranty ensuring the quality of their materials and workmanship

Each banjo we supply is individually set up in our on-site Banjo Specialist Workshop here at Eagle Music. Any Banjo purchased from Eagle will be fully SET UP, checked for intonation and playability and tuned ready for playing straight out of the box! 

Specification

Category 5 String Banjo
Playing Level Beginner, Intermediate, Professional
Playing Style Frailing / Clawhammer, Bluegrass gDGBD
Banjo Pot Size 12 inch Pot
Body Type Open back
Number of Frets 22
Tuning Pegs Side Tuners
Supplied with Case/Gig Bag None
Manufacturers Warranty 6 Years
Delivery & Returns

We will endeavor to ensure that orders are speedily processed and despatched the same day if at all possible.

Ordered items requiring setting up in the workshop will be despatched within 1-2 days using Interlink Express Next Day Delivery (next day being the day after it leaves Eagle Music Shop).

You will be informed immediately if there is a problem with any part of your order or if any item is 'out of stock'.

You can read our full deliveries policy here.

Should you not be entirely happy with your purchase, or you have ordered an incorrect item, Eagle Music is happy to refund your purchase (excluding postage) within 28 days providing the goods are in a fully resaleable condition (including the original undamaged packaging) and not featured within the Exclusion Policy. (Exclusions apply to selected products).

Please note the following exclusions:

DVD's and CD's cannot be returned unless they are faulty

Banjo heads cannot be returned once you have tried to fit them to your banjo

Harmonica's have a 7 day guarantee and can be returned within this time if they are found to be faulty

Goods must be returned to Eagle Music together with a covering letter and contact details so that the matter can be dealt with efficiently and promptly.

You can read our full returns policy here.

Reviews

4 reviews for Deering Goodtime Americana

Tim Webster

by on 2017-07-10

It's great. Lovely tone, properly crafted, great for clawhammer style. I really love it. No disappointments.

Rated 5 out of 5

David Manning

by on 2016-07-04

An excellent Banjo for both beginner and seasoned player. The 12 inch hoop gives a ich and fuller sound suitable for traditional American Folk music as well as British Folk music.
Highly recommended.

Rated 5 out of 5

David Tompkins

by on 2015-10-04

I play the banjo.
Anybody who likes playing the banjo especially old time music.
Product is great value for money, I love it!

Rated 5 out of 5

barry schulz

by on 2015-02-15

The Deering Americana is a wonderful instrument. Mellow, earthy and easy to play. Perfect for the old time style I love to play.
Saw it on the website and loved the video of the *** playing it in the lovely garden. No pitch, no explainations, just the music. Lovely and it persuaded me.

Rated 5 out of 5

Rated 5 out of 5 based on 4 customer reviews
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