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Deering Goodtime 5 String Banjo Beginners Pack

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  • Special Pack Price
  • £439.00
  • When bought separately: £478.69
  • Save: £39.69

Supplied in a Deering USA Presentation Box. This is our best ever value USA 5-string banjo complete package. set-up & tuned in our workshop before dispatch:- Built around the latest model USA Deering 'Goodtime' Banjo with 6 year guarantee, Three Ply Violin Maple tone Rim, 'Bow Tie' inlays, Fiddle shape headstock & Chrome diecast tuners. Comes complete with a range of excellent quality accessories. All that you need to start playing the 5-String Banjo. See below for more details of this excellent value banjo pack
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  • Description
  • Delivery and Returns
  • Reviews

Buy your Deering Goodtime 5 String Banjo Beginners Pack from Eagle Music Shop and receive our premier workshop setup at no extra cost.

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!

This Special Pack includes the following excellent value accessories:-

  • The latest USA Deering Goodtime Banjo with a 6 year guarantee. Has a three ply solid violin maple rim, bow tie inlays & traditional banjo headstock shape
  • Deluxe padded gig bag with double Rucksack-type shoulder straps & zipped accessory pocket
  • A banjo tutor book
  • Deluxe electronic fully chromatic digital 'Clip-On'  banjo tuner. This state of the art chromatic tuner will also tune guitars, uke, mandolin etc.
  • Spare set of D'Addario banjo strings
  • Fitted adjustable banjo shoulder strap, strong 2" Nylon webbing with leather ends
  • A Shell thumb pick
  • Two Nickel steel pro quality finger picks
  • As much help and advice as you need about Banjos and Playing the Banjo ...Our specialists are here at the end of the phone any time you need us!
  • Also included with this pack are the following from the Deering Banjo Company:-
  • Deering presentation box
  • Deering Goodtime Banjo maintenance manual
  • Deering 6 year warranty guarantee card

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

Eagle Music are recognised and respected as a world leading Banjo Specialist Company,  and without question Eagle can be seen to stock and carry the largest selection in Europe of the world's quality banjo brands. As such, we want to help you to start playing the banjo!

Steve Noon our company owner, has put together this 'Special  Pack' to encourage you to buy a genuine USA built Deering banjo. This super value 5-String Banjo Starter Pack includes all that you need to start playing 5-string banjo in all styles.


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
Number of Frets 22
Tuning Pegs Side Tuners
Supplied with Case/Gig Bag Deluxe Padded Gig Bag
Starter Pack Option Yes
Manufacturers Warranty 6 Years
Delivery & Returns

  Royal Mail announce changes to Special Delivery and Customer Service Points.
In light of the recent advice given by the government regarding COVID-19, please be aware of the following announcement from Royal Mail advising of changes to their services.

Special Deliveries.

Due to increased absence levels, we’ve reviewed our timed guarantees for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am and 1pm services and will make the following changes.

For items posted from Tuesday 31 March 2020 onwards, our guarantee delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9.00am the next working day will change to by 12.00pm the next working day*. Our guaranteed delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1.00pm will change to by 9.00pm the next working day*.

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 DPD Local Next Day Delivery (next day being the day after it leaves Eagle Music Shop). On the day of delivery you will receive a text message with your hours delivery time slot

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

NB : Orders processed on a Saturday but will not leave us until the Monday as Royal Mail and DPD Local do not collect from us at the Weekend.

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.


38 reviews for Deering Goodtime 5 String Banjo Beginners Pack

John Dillon

by on 2018-12-09

Make no mistake, this is a superb top quality instrument with a great sound and excellent playability. It leapt to life in my hands. Eagle Music set it up perfectly. One of the best banjos on the market at a great price.

Rated 5 out of 5

Peter Waite

by on 2018-10-28

BRILLIANT package, everything you need to get started

Rated 5 out of 5

sally Norrington-Stacey

by on 2018-10-15

Very pleased, a very well made instrument, lovely tone and exactly what I wanted. Good value for money

Rated 5 out of 5

matt uttley

by on 2018-08-13


Rated 5 out of 5

Andrew Fenton

by on 2016-09-08

Outstanding value!

Rated 5 out of 5

Paul Lewis

by on 2016-05-24

Amazing banjo for the price. You definitely get what you pay for after trying several Asian copies. Nothing compares to this all American old time banjo.

Rated 5 out of 5

Paul Elmes

by on 2016-05-10

Maple Prince, great quality.

Rated 5 out of 5

Julie Wright

by on 2016-03-17

great package, i am a guitarist learning the banjo, really helpful..

Rated 5 out of 5

Shaun Worgan

by on 2015-12-16

After playing guitar for years I decided to attempt Banjo and decided this package is the route to take , It's a no brainer really, quality USA build at a reasonable price, stays in tune & has a great tone. What more d'ya want?! I went for the open back which has that old time plunky sound but if you really want the more trash can Bluegrass tone, go for the Goodtime 2 package which has a closed resonator back.
Package includes everything needed to tune up and start pickin' :-)

Rated 5 out of 5

penny grennan

by on 2015-10-29

I am learning the banjo, I got good advice from the shop who set up and sold me exactly what I wanted at a very reasonable price. The business has great staff and a can do attitude. Marvellous. Thank you so much.

Rated 5 out of 5

Stephen Lloyd

by on 2015-09-13

Very pleased with the quality of the instrument barring arrival with one broken string as mentioned above.

Rated 5 out of 5

Jacqui Durie

by on 2015-07-27

I'd recommend to anyone.....

Rated 5 out of 5

Alasdair Tierney

by on 2015-06-17

Great banjo, feels great, sounds great, and all the accessories sweeten the deal. Ideal for anyone who wants an excellent banjo!

Rated 5 out of 5

Janet Crease

by on 2015-05-12

My Husband I am sure will not fail to succeed in playing such a lovely sounding and beautifully constructed banjo.

Rated 5 out of 5

Andrew Hughes

by on 2015-03-24

My banjo arrived in perfect condition, it was set up a professional standard and I would recommend anyone wanting to buy a Deering banjo without any disappointments along the way, to purchase it from Eagle-music. Fantastic service and product. Thank you Eagle-music.

Rated 5 out of 5

Richard Clements

by on 2015-01-28

Really pleased with my banjo. The goodtime is solidly built and sounds great, perfect for the beginner who wants to start with a quality instrument.

Rated 5 out of 5

Malcolm Rees

by on 2014-12-15

Anyone starting out on Banjo should seek help and advice here.

Rated 5 out of 5

James Freeman

by on 2014-12-14

Very good service

Rated 5 out of 5

Susan Mayes

by on 2014-10-19

Great product and service.

Rated 5 out of 5

Wayne Poyser

by on 2014-10-12

Good product
excellent service

Rated 5 out of 5

Julie Davies

by on 2014-10-12

I love this banjo and so pleased I bought it with the accessory pack. I've never played an instrument before and I've always regretted it so I decided the banjo was worth a try. After just a few days of playing 30-60mins a day I'm already playing a tune and understanding how to read tab music thanks to the book which is included. Excellent sound from the banjo and I'm probably not plucking it as well as I should! If you're a beginner like me, go for it, you won't be disappointed.

Rated 5 out of 5

Ann Winbow

by on 2014-09-21

This Deering banjo with all its accessories in one pack is excellent value, especially with the new customer discount! It has a lovely tone, and for once is not made in China. It means that a novice like me has everything required to get started immediately!

Rated 5 out of 5


by on 2014-08-04

A really quality product which I am delighted with. I haven't had the opportunity yet to use the in store support service but am confident that when I do, it will be excellent.

Rated 5 out of 5


by on 2014-07-16

Great price for package. Am new to banjo and would recommend to anyone else starting out learning. Great quality product. Excellent service!

Rated 5 out of 5

g hughes

by on 2014-07-13

Excellent starter pack everything there to get you started nice instrument to play and well set up playable as soon as you get it out of the bag look forward to playing this instrument for many years to come

Rated 5 out of 5

Stewart Bowman

by on 2014-07-03

Excellent quality banjo, especially for the price. Great sound, keeps tuning well, light and balanced. Highly recommend for any starters!

Rated 5 out of 5

Claire Wilburn

by on 2014-06-16

Great first time banjo. Excellent sound. Lots of extras in starter pack.
Would recommend to anyone wanting to learn

Rated 5 out of 5

Grant De'Ath

by on 2014-05-12

Came with everything i needed to start playing, Banjo was in tune and ready to play. Quality seems great to me.

Rated 5 out of 5

Russell Peace

by on 2014-05-06

Great product. Will be many years (if ever) before my talent would be worthy of an upgrade!

Rated 5 out of 5


by on 2014-03-13

The banjo is a present which was chosen specifically by the receiver, and was found, on delivery, to match the description and his requirements perfectly. All he needs do now is learn to play it.

Rated 5 out of 5

Pete Garratt

by on 2013-10-24


Rated 5 out of 5

Matthew Shaw

by on 2013-09-17

may be worth offering a deluxe pack with a better strap, tuner with metronome and arm rest fitted?
because if I get a new strap and metronome not saved that much.

Rated 5 out of 5

Sally Milligan

by on 2013-09-04

Present for my husband - starter kit is perfect

Rated 5 out of 5

Michael Reynolds

by on 2013-08-05

Following advice from Eagle Music Shop, I selected the Deering Goodtime. Excellent instrument for me as a beginner.

Rated 5 out of 5

paul hawker

by on 2013-07-31

Excellent quality product,would highly recommend,all set up & ready to play straight out of the box.thanks****************

Rated 5 out of 5

zoe strode

by on 2013-06-12

Excellent banjo kit for a first timer and beyond. Accessorises very well thought out.
Well worth the money.

Rated 5 out of 5

Oliver Hockton

by on 2013-04-29

The instrument itself sounds nice and is quite handsome, and the extras all do what they're supposed to. With my new customer discount I only paid £280-something which seems like great value.

Rated 5 out of 5

Neil R Hardman

by on 2013-03-17

Bought for my son, who is a keen musician and wanted to play American folk. Ideal for a beginner at banjo. It sounds great and I'm going to have to get one too so I can play along!

Rated 5 out of 5

Rated 5 out of 5 based on 38 customer reviews

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