Deering Goodtime Banjo

Deering Goodtime Banjo

PRICE: $489

TONE:

  • Easy to play with clarity of note separation and round full bodied tone.
  • The standard model to gauge the differences in tone across the specrum.

POT = OPEN BACK

  • 11″ Blonde 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
  • 11″ Frosted Top High Crown Head

NECK:

  • Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
  • 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets

DIMENSIONS:

  • Length = 37 1/2″
  • Weight = 4.5 lbs

SUGGESTED TUNINGS:

  • Standard “Bluegrass” Open G


Deering Goodtime Americana Banjo

PRICE: $579

TONE:

  • Enhanced mid-range and bottom-end, due to the larger pot and renaissance head.

POT = OPEN BACK

  • 12″ Blonde 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
  • 12″ Renaissance Medium Crown Head
  • Nickel Plated Goodtime Armrest

NECK:

  • 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
  • Americana Engraved In Peghead

DIMENSIONS:

  • Length = 37 1/2″
  • Weight = 4.5 lbs

SUGGESTED TUNINGS:

  • Standard “Bluegrass” Open G
  • Standard “Bluegrass Fiddle” Open A
  • “Reuben” Open D
  • Pete Seeger’s “Drop” C
  • Clawhammer “Double” C, Bb
  • Clawhammer “Modal” C


Deering Goodtime 2 Banjo

PRICE: $679

TONE:

  • Enhanced overall projection (volume) of the standard Goodtime due to the addition of a resonator on the back.

POT = RESONATOR

  • 11″ Blonde 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
  • 11″ Frosted Top High Crown Head

NECK:

  • 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
  • Hardwood Bow Tie Inlays
  • Sealed Geared Tuners
  • Geared 5th String Tuner

DIMENSIONS:

  • Resonator Diameter = 13 7/8″
  • Length = 38″
  • Weight = 6 lbs

SUGGESTED TUNINGS:

  • Standard “Bluegrass” Open G


Deering Artisan Goodtime Banjo

PRICE: $739

TONE:

  • Easy to play with clarity of note separation and round full bodied tone.
  • Crisp
  • Clear
  • Focused

NECK:

  • Planetary Tuners
  • Spikes installed at 7th, 9th, and 10th frets
  • Slender Rock Maple Neck Stained A Rich Brown
  • Midnight Maple Fingerboard
  • 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
  • Vintage Artisan Style Inlays
  • Goodtime Americana Logo Engraved On Peghead

POT = OPEN BACK

  • 11″ 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim Stained Rich Brown
  • 11″ Top Frosted High Crown Head

DIMENSIONS:

  • Length = 37 3/4″
  • Weight = 5 lbs

SUGGESTED TUNINGS:

  • Standard “Bluegrass” Open G
  • Standard “Bluegrass Fiddle” Open A
  • “Reuben” Open D
  • Pete Seeger’s “Drop” C
  • Clawhammer “Double” C, Bb
  • Clawhammer “Modal” C


Deering Goodtime Special Banjo

PRICE: $949

TONE:

  • Rich, bell-like tone, and enhanced projection due to the tone ring and resonator combo.

POT = RESONATOR

  • 11″ Blonde 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
  • Patented Steel Goodtime Special Tone Ring
  • 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
  • Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments

NECK:

  • 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
  • Hardwood Bow Tie Inlays
  • Sealed Geared Tuners
  • Geared 5th String Tuner

DIMENSIONS:

  • Resonator Diameter = 13 7/8″
  • Length = 38″
  • Weight = 8.5 lbs

SUGGESTED TUNINGS:

  • Standard “Bluegrass” Open G

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