Deering Goodtime Goodtime USA Built 5-String Banjo

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Our best selling 5-string banjo with a six year guarantee. The Deering Goodtime is built in California, USA. It has a rock maple neck and a price tag that is incredible for a genuine USA built quality banjo. The heart of the Goodtime Banjo is the Three Ply Solid Violin Maple rim that provides you with stability and a great American banjo sound. Please see below for full specification.
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Description

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!

Goodtime Banjo Specification:
If you want a top quality reasonably priced banjo, this is the one! Built in America at the Deering Banjo factory. The Goodtime open back banjo weighs only 4 pounds so it is ideal for traveling, camping, hiking, or taking to the beach. It provides a vibrant singing banjo tone. The Goodtime banjo is light enough for children to hold and play and is the perfect banjo for a child to start out with. More people succeed in learning to play when they start out on a Goodtime banjo.

Teachers and professionals around the world recommend the Goodtime banjo!

The Deering Goodtime 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 violin maple rim is built from solid red violin 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 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 Fiddle 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 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
  • Hardwood Bow Tie Inlays
  • Sealed Geared Tuners
  • Geared 5th String Tuner
  • Durable Satin Finish
  • Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead


Pot:

  • 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
  • Openback
  • Triangle Goodtime Box for Carrying


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.

Strings Fitted: Deering Light Gauge 10 11 13 21w 10

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

Specification

Category 5 String Banjo
Playing Level Beginner, Intermediate, Professional
Playing Style Frailing / Clawhammer, Bluegrass gDGBD
Banjo Pot Size 11 inch Pot
Body Type Open back
Tuning Pegs Closed geared side tuners
Supplied with Case/Gig Bag None
Starter Pack Option Yes
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 USA Built 5-String Banjo

vincent dempsey

by on 2016-07-12

great sound

Rated 5 out of 5

Adriano Tonelli

by on 2016-07-06

This banjo is perfect for the beginner/intermediate student ... but will last for years, great!

Rated 5 out of 5

patrick whelan

by on 2015-12-20

From beginner to experienced great value:))

Rated 5 out of 5

Kevin Horne

by on 2015-11-28

Great sound and playability. Ready to go straight out of the box. Very pleased.

Rated 5 out of 5

steven kingham

by on 2015-11-04

Banjo is spot on, excellent build quality, good sound and lightweight. A great instrument for a new starter or somebody who travels a lot.

Rated 5 out of 5

John Biddle

by on 2015-08-10

Superb quality instrument, fantastic value.

Rated 5 out of 5

Andrea Berry

by on 2013-09-24

A very good instrument for a very reasonable price.

Rated 5 out of 5

Rated 5 out of 5 based on 7 customer reviews
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