Deering Goodtime 2 17 Fret Short Scale Tenor Banjo

Code: G2-17
RRP £835.00
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Goodtime 2 USA built short scale open back rock maple 17 fret tenor banjo with closed back resonator. Tuned to Jazz C, G, D, A or tuned to G, D, A, E for Irish style tenor banjo playing or tuned D, G, B, E chicago (guitar)tuning. A great sounding short scale USA hand built tenor banjo.

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Key Features
Made in the U.S.A.
Made in the U.S.A
6 Years
6 Years Warranty
3 play maple rim
Quality 3 Ply Maple Rim

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4 string Tenor Banjo String Set. "Chicago" Tuning is the same as the top four strings as a regular guitar. D, G, B, E. String gauges are - 13, 17, 26w, 34w


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 2 17 Fret Tenor Banjo Specifications...

Blond Slender Rock Maple Neck
17 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Exotic Wood Bowtie Inlays
Sealed Geared Guitar Tuners
Durable Satin Finish
Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead

3-ply violin grade Goodtime Maple Rim
11″ Frosted Bottom 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 of Blonde Maple
Black Binding
Durable Satin Finish

Triangle Box for Carrying
Gig Bag Sold Separately

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

C,G,D,A for Standard Tenor Tuning
G,D,A,E for Irish Music
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
Comes with light gauge strings
Can be played with medium gauge strings as well.

Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/8″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 21″
Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 32″
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.

Your Deering Goodtime tenor banjo will also be supplied with the following ...

  • Deering presentation box
  • Banjo maintenance manual
  • 6 Year Guarantee card

We guarantee you the best UK service & price - Please ring 01484 661460 if you need a price match

Buy with peace of mind from Eagle Music the No. 1 World Master Dealership ...


Brand Specifics

Range / Series
Goodtime Two
Product Line
Blonde Goodtime
Banjo Type
4 String Banjo
Number of Strings
4 String


Pot Type
Pot Diameter
Pot Construction
3 ply violin grade maple rim
Banjo Head Type
White Smooth Top
Crown Height
High Crown (1/2")
Number of Hooks
Goodtime maple/ebony smile bridge
Bridge Height
Deering Goodtime Patented Tailpiece
Armrest Fitted


Neck Material
Blonde slender rock maple neck
Number of Frets
Neck Inlays
Goodtime Bow Tie Inlays
Scale Length


Headstock Material
Nut Material
Nut Width
1 1/8″
Tuning Pegs
Closed geared side tuners
Tuner Buttons


Chicago DGBE, Irish GDAE, Jazz CGDA,


Overall Length
Country of Manufacture
Right or Left Handed
Right Handed
Supplied with Case/Gig Bag
Manufacturers Warranty
6 Years
6 Years
6 lb

Customer reviews

5 / 5
4 reviews for Deering Goodtime 2 17 Fret Short Scale Tenor Banjo
eKomi customer reviews
Patrick Kane
I took my time looking at various Tenor Banjos (Irish Tuning) in order to get the right sound, ease of playing and lightness of product. The Deering Goodtime 2 17 SS Tenor was the optimum solution for all my needs at a cost effective price.
Rated 5 out of 5
Very good banjo for beginners in 17 frets
Rated 5 out of 5
John Mclorinan
I intend to use the banjo to diversify. I have a classical guitar for classical and 'older' Irish music such as O'Carolan. I have a mandolin which I use for folk music, but which will now take me towards more classical pieces, and I shall use the banjo for Celtic folk music etc.
This is my first banjo, so I am no expert, but so far it seems to be an excellent instrument for its price and purpose.
Rated 5 out of 5
Oliver Allchin
Great build quality and sound. Perfect for anyone wanting a hand-built tenor banjo without breaking the bank.
Rated 5 out of 5

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