Deering Goodtime Goodtime 2

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Goodtime 2' USA Built 5-String Banjo Our best selling 5-string resonator (closed back)banjo has just got better! The Deering Goodtime is built in California, USA. It is rock maple banjo with a price tag that is incredible for a genuine USA built quality instrument! The heart of this banjo is the Three Ply Solid Violin Maple rim that provides you with stability and a great American banjo sound.
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Description

Each banjo we supply is individually set up in our on-site 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! 

Goodtime 2 Specification:

A resonator back provides more projection of sound in the Goodtime Two. We make it here in the USA, at the Deering shop with the same tooling we use to make the top of the line banjos. Greg Deering designed the Goodtime banjos because there were no low priced banjos of enough quality for people to actually learn on without difficulty or giving up. He remembers what it was like to want a good banjo and not be able to afford one, so his gift to others is the Goodtime banjo line. Designed for success, the Goodtime banjos are the lowest priced American made banjos. They are so good many professionals have recorded with Goodtime banjos.

The Goodtime Two weighs 6 lbs - about the weight of a guitar. The Goodtime Two has a natural blonde maple with a satin finish to protect it. The rich, golden tone and the reverberation off the resonator sound great. You can definitely tell a volume deference between open back and a Goodtime Two. The sound waves aren't getting trapped between you and the banjo, which makes a pretty big diference. If you want a great low priced bluegrass banjo for travel and leisure that plays correctly and is durable, this is the best buy on the market!

The Deering Goodtime 2 ...has amazing volume and quality of tone. We set up each banjo with a precise action and supply to you in standard ‘G’ tuning. An excellent fair priced USA built banjo.

The Three Ply rim is built from solid red maple (as used on pre-war classic Mastertone banjos)... The rim diameter is 279.40mm (11”) and a thickness of 14.28mm (9/16”). The solid violin maple rim also acts as the tone ring and produces a bright, clear ‘warm’ sound. 16 bracket hooks are fitted to give even tension on the tension hoop. The tailpiece is a Deering ‘Quiet’ type that accepts loop-ended string. All metal work is nickel plated to a high standard. A milky 11” diameter ‘Deering’ plastic head is fitted (top side coated) along with an ebony tipped 15.87mm (5/8”) maple bridge. The violin maple rim is natural satin finished. The Resonator is built from American maple and finished in sain to match the neck.

The neck is constructed from solid rock maple. The 22-fret fingerboard is inlaid with exotic Hardwood Bow Tie inlays at the 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th, 12th, 15th, 17th, and 19th frets. The nickel silver fretwork is perfectly positioned, rounded and polished for smooth playing.

The geared 5th string tuner is adjacent the 5th fret. The nut is precisely cut and filed for a comfortable string action at the first position. The 5th string tuning peg has a screw to adjust the torque for positive tuning. The Traditional Shaped Banjo Peg Head (headstock) is finished in natural satin maple. The name ‘Goodtime’ is Engraved along with a Deering Star with the following inscription ‘Made with pride In USA’. A set of Die Cast Enclosed Geared tuners are fitted. The tuners are chrome plated to match the hardware of the pot assembly. The neck is natural satin finished, to match the rim. 

Neck:

  • Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
  • 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
  • Exotic Wood Bowtie Inlays
  • Geared Tuners
  • Geared 5th String Tuner
  • Sealed Geared Guitar Tuners
  • Durable Satin Finish
  • Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead



Pot:

  • 3-ply Violin Grade Goodtime Maple Rim
  • 11″ Frosted Top High Crown Head
  • Steel Tension Hoop
  • 16 Bracket Shoes
  • 16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Hex Nuts
  • Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
  • 2 Piece Flange
  • Nickel Plated Armrest
  • Nickel Plated Hardware


Resonator:

Resonator of Blonde Maple
Black Binding
Durable Satin Finish


Triangle Box for Carrying
Gig Bag or Hardshell Case Sold Separately

Tone:

Has a bright sound of maple that projects well.
Easy to play with clarity of note separation.

Tuned:
g,D,G,B,D in standard G tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
Comes with light gauge strings
Can be played with medium gauge strings as well.

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26.25″
Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
Rim Diameter 11"
Overall Instrument Length 38″
Weight Approx. 6 lbs

Warranty: The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Goodtime Banjo a six year warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.
 

Specification

Category 5 String Banjo
Playing Level Beginner, Intermediate, Professional
Playing Style Bluegrass gDGBD
Banjo Pot Size 11 inch Pot
Body Type Resonator
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

7 reviews for Deering Goodtime Goodtime 2

John Rawlinson

by on 2016-12-14

After lots of research and advice i decided on the Deering Goodtime 2 although I am a beginner the tone is brilliant and the build quality is excellent.

Rated 5 out of 5

WILLIAM DUMPLETON

by on 2016-03-17

Excellent quality being made in the USA and not China. I play guitar so the banjo is a new venture for me that said I am absolutely loving learning on it

Rated 5 out of 5

Roger Clarke

by on 2015-11-11

Very nice instrument, well set up and immaculate.

Rated 5 out of 5

Kenneth Birmingham

by on 2015-05-03

Excellent Product

Rated 5 out of 5

Ivan Ross

by on 2015-03-11

Very pleased with the deeming banjo

Rated 5 out of 5

christine leith

by on 2015-02-07

Fabulous sound just what it says in the tin - just need to learn to play it now!

Rated 5 out of 5

John Wheeler

by on 2013-07-31

Learning on it. And it's perfect for that. Excellent value for the money.

Rated 5 out of 5

Rated 5 out of 5 based on 7 customer reviews
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