Goodtime Openback banjo by Deering


Deering’s American Made Gootime banjo is quality at an affordable price!

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America’s first instrument is alive and well!

All Deering banjos are still made in America! Beyond Guitars is proud to be a Deering/Goodtime banjo dealer. They have earned the reputation as America’s biggest banjo maker with quality and smart ideas. a point never demonstrated better than with their popular, and simple- Goodtime banjo. Top quality in a reasonably priced banjo was the primary objective for the Goodtime banjo. It’s made at the Deering Banjo factory in Southern California. The Goodtime openback banjo weighs only 4 to 4-1/2 pounds, so it is ideal for traveling, camping, hiking, or taking to the beach. Not only lightweight, it is a real performer with 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. It’s the kind of banjo you can start out learning on, yet you may want to keep it for many years to come. However if you decide to upgrade your goodtime later on, Deering has a trade-up program that can’t be beat, the #YESBANJO trade up program. See WWW.DEERINGBANJOS.COM/TRADEUP  for more information.

Take a goodtime into your hands and you’ll feel the solid Maple neck has a very nice balance. The Goodtime openback only weighs about 4.5 pounds, and it is simple in design- (no wood stain, no ornate mother of pearl inlays, no special decorative appointments), the value is put into the most important features. And while some makers are not particularly careful about their wood selection, the Deering uses only top quality highly select carefully dried maple, machined with great precision for a solid, accurate fit, tasteful wooden inlays in an integral fretboard that is made right into the neck, using pressed-in silver frets and quality geared tuners.  Plus the Goodtime is finished with a unique satin coating that feels as smooth as glass. This makes it easy to play because the skin on your hands slides right over it. In our opinion, this very smart approach makes the Goodtime banjo an especially easy player with great durability, light weight, and great banjo tone. Combined with our competitive pricing and the “made in USA” label, what else really matters? Resale? They hold their value well! And Deering dealers everywhere support the tradeup offer mentioned above, or just give us a call and your Goodtime can be exchanged for substantial credit toward your next Deering banjo.

The Goodtime openback banjo is the foundation the entire Goodtime line has been built on. Including the resonator banjo (Goodtime 2) and their beautiful Artisan series banjos. Each carries a very smart approach to banjo construction and the Made in USA label. Simply type “Goodtime” into the search bar in the header of this page to review them.

Here are the specs and features of the Goodtime:

Blond 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
Blond 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

Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Rim diameter 11″
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2″
Weight Approx.4.5lb.

Please be aware that this banjo is shown in this ad without a case or bag. We suggest the Goodtime lightweight gig bag for easy, lightweight and compact carry!

Deering banjos with the lifetime warranty are only available through authorized Deering Dealers.

Plus, it is covered with Beyond Guitars’ 14 day customer satisfaction guarantee!

Additional information

Weight 16 lbs


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