Deering Goodtime USA Built 5-String Banjo

Deering
Code: G
£449.00
RRP £589.00
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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. Note...This is the same banjo in the Goodtime beginners pack. Please see below for full specification.

Full description

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
Lightweight

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Description

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

Brand Specifics

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

Pot

Pot Type
Open back
Pot Diameter
11"
Pot Construction
3 ply violin grade maple rim
Banjo Head Type
White Frosted Top
Crown Height
High Crown (1/2")
Number of Hooks
16
Bridge
Goodtime maple/ebony smile bridge
Bridge Height
5/8"
Tailpiece
Deering Goodtime Patented Tailpiece

Neck

Neck Material
Blonde slender rock maple neck
Fretboard
Maple
Number of Frets
22
Neck Inlays
Goodtime Bow Tie Inlays
Scale Length
26 1/4"

Headstock

Headstock Material
Maple
Nut Material
Synthetic
Nut Width
1 1/4"
Tuning Pegs
Closed geared side tuners
Tuner Buttons
Chrome

Finish

Finish
Satin
Tuning
Open G (gDGBD)

Other

Overall Length
37 1/2"
Country of Manufacture
USA
Right or Left Handed
Right Handed
Supplied with Case/Gig Bag
None
Manufacturers Warranty
6 Years
6 Years
Weight
4 lb

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Customer reviews

5 / 5
13 reviews for Deering Goodtime USA Built 5-String Banjo
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Rob Lynch
08/11/2022
The best quality 5 string for the price - especially as Eagle sell this much cheaper than other suppliers. Much easier to play than my previous 5 string, great action, light but has a feeling of quality. Sound quality is superb, wish I’d bought this years ago.
Rated 5 out of 5
Darren Kemp
29/10/2022
I’ve had a couple of cheap banjos but whatever I tried I just couldn’t get that authentic banjo twang until I got this banjo. Very pleased and good price too!
Rated 5 out of 5
Antony Begley
24/08/2022
A beautiful thing to look at! Quality materials, feels solid and has a lovely, rich tone. A little work of art for the money.
Rated 5 out of 5
Garry MacDougall
13/02/2022
I am returning to banjo playing after many years and this instrument is very easy to play. The quality of manufacture is excellent and the tone outstanding. It is light, making it easy to play for longer periods of time. The tuning pegs make tuning easy and precise. I would recommend this banjo to anyone who wants to learn.
Rated 5 out of 5
Gail Timmins
10/10/2021
Lovely banjo, quality build and great tone for the price
Rated 5 out of 5

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