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Goodtime By Deering - Spring Valley, CAView All

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Made in USA
$679.00 $599.00

The Deering Goodtime Americana is the first 5-string banjo from Deering to be fitted with their new Grand 12" rim, giving this banjo a stronger bass response and warmer tone. The fullness and warmth of the larger rim is further enhanced by the addition of a 12" Renaissance banjo head which beautifully complements the instrument both visually and sonically.

Made in USA
$689.00$988.00

Just like its little cousin, the Goodtime banjo, the Deering Goodtime 2 is rich on sound and value. The Goodtime 2 comes built with a resonator that gives it that bright and big bluegrass sound. Made with care and precision, it offers quality and playability in an affordable package for players of all levels.

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Made in USA
$579.00 $499.00

The Deering Goodtime banjo produces a vibrant ringing tone from its natural finished violin grade maple rim. Easy to play! Durable and easy to maintain! At only 4 pounds, the weight makes it ideal for both children and adults to play and to travel with conveniently.

Made in USA
$499.00$558.00

After years of customer requests, we are proud to offer the new Goodtime banjo ukulele! If you are searching for an instrument that is fun and easy to play in literally any setting, then the Goodtime banjo ukulele might be just what you are looking for!

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Made in USA
$949.00 $849.00

Finally! A banjo that can be played at any volume. The new Goodtime Acoustic Electric banjo features the factory installed Kavanjo banjo head pickup system.

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Made in USA
$1,089.00 $979.00

The Goodtime Special Resonator is also built with Deering’s new Tone Ring, which also gives the banjo its powerfully bright and sparkling tone. The banjo’s volume also wins points with players, and helps students hear themselves better during practice.

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Made in USA
$1,179.00 $1,049.00

With a bluegrass resonator back for projection, the Artisan Goodtime 2 banjo has a 3-ply violin grade maple rim and produces a bright and clear tone that projects well and is louder than its open back counterpart.

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Made in USA
$849.00 $749.00

The stunning new Artisan Goodtime banjo embodies Greg Deering's lifelong vision for the Deering Banjo Company - to make the best sounding, best playing, best looking, and best value U.S.A. made banjo that he possibly could. It is a never ending quest that Deering pursues every single day.

Goodtime by Deering, Most popular collection

Due to their comparatively low price point, durability, and exceptional sound, the Goodtime by Deering line is our most popular collection. They are great beginner banjos for anyone new to the world of banjos. Each model serves a unique purpose. For example, the Deering Goodtime 2, with its resonator, is great for bluegrass style playing. Need a more powerful sound? Try the Goodtime Special with its tone ring or plugin to an amp with the Deering Goodtime Acoustic/Electric.

Deering Banjo Company - Spring Valley, CAView All

Made in USA
$2,599.00$2,899.00

The Eagle II, popularized by Mumford & Son's Winston Marshall, is Deering's most-affordable, professional-grade resonator 5-string banjo. The Eagle II banjo is a whole new breed of banjo.

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Made in USA
$2,999.00 $2,699.00

Our most popular professional grade banjo for almost 30 years. We are proud to manufacture the Sierra as affordably as possible and still retain all of the high end features that affect the tone and playability.

Made in USA
$4,859.00

A premium quality world class 5-string banjo that is appreciated for its crisp tone with great highs and distinctive bass response. The Calico is not only beautiful, but it is also exceptionally dynamic with both powerful sound and response providing an excellent tool for all styles of music.

Made in USA
$2,699.00

Irish Tenor banjos have the shorter 17 fret neck for a brighter, snappier sound. The Sierra 17-fret tenor has our professional -06- bronze tone ring and you get all the most important features that affect the tone and playability at an economical price.

Made in USA
$2,400.00$2,699.00

The Deering Sierra banjo, while being our least expensive completely professional banjo, is truly the flagship of our entire line!

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Made in USA
$2,999.00 $2,699.00

"The Sierra is truly a professional masterpiece of both sound and art at a price that is within your reach." - Greg Deering

Made in USA
$2,949.00

Finally! A banjo that can be played at any volume. The new Sierra Acoustic/Electric banjo features the factory installed Kavanjo banjo head pickup system.

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Made in USA
$4,899.00 $4,409.00

The Deering Maple Blossom is made from eastern violin grade curly maple, stained with a dark walnut stain, and adorned with flower mother of pearl inlays.

Deering Banjo Company, An American Icon, Premium Banjos

The banjos above are some of our bests sellers, the entire collection of Deering Banjos is wide and every model is worth taking look at. The Deering Sierra is easily one of the most popular when it comes to intermediate players looking to upgrade from the Goodtime Series or advanced players building out their own collection. Deering says it has been a best seller for over 30 years!

Many new banjo players are experienced guitar players. Rather than making the difficult transition to playing 5 strings, they will often go with a 6-string banjo. The Deering Boston 6-String is very popular for this reason. 

Clawhammer players love the Deering Eagle 2 Openback. This banjo features Deering’s Twenty-Ten™ Tone Ring which is completely unique to Deering and gives this banjo an extremely clear tone.

Nechville Musical Products - Bloomington, MNView All

Made in USA
$3,550.00

A custom built Nechville Phantom in Burl Walnut with Burl Walnut peghead. This instrument also includes a gold plated frame, radius rosewood fret board, and custom turquois inlay.

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Made in USA
$2,025.00$2,425.00

The Atlas is the first example of Nechvilles use of his patented Flux Capacitor in a "Flex-Tone" hybrid production banjo.

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Made in USA
$4,790.00 $4,311.00

As beautiful and elegant as its mythical namesake, the Athena is substantially lighter light in weight but with no loss of tone. It is sonically bold and dripping with tone.

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Made in USA
$4,650.00 $4,185.00

From a distance, you see a reminder of the traditional banjo. When you get behind a Classic Deluxe, you'll leave the others behind.

Nechville Banjos, American Innovation

Tom Nechville is the banjo innovator behind Nechville Banjos. His patented technology is a great leap forward and he is pioneering new trends in a way that truly pushes this instrument forward. For example, the Galaxy Phantom, a top seller, features a neck that is absent of the 5th peg. It’s location on the peg head makes changing left-hand positions easier. Another best-seller is the Nechville Meteor which features a dual pickup developed in conjunction with Bela Fleck.

Artisan Goodtime By Deering - Spring Valley, CAView All

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Made in USA
$849.00 $749.00

The stunning new Artisan Goodtime banjo embodies Greg Deering's lifelong vision for the Deering Banjo Company - to make the best sounding, best playing, best looking, and best value U.S.A. made banjo that he possibly could. It is a never ending quest that Deering pursues every single day.

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Made in USA
$1,179.00 $1,049.00

With a bluegrass resonator back for projection, the Artisan Goodtime 2 banjo has a 3-ply violin grade maple rim and produces a bright and clear tone that projects well and is louder than its open back counterpart.

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Made in USA
$929.00 $849.00

The Goodtime Artisan Americana™ features a 12” rim, which gives the banjo a stronger bass response and a much warmer tone. The fullness and warmth of the larger rim is further enhanced by the addition of a 12” Renaissance head which beautifully complements the banjo both visually and sonically.

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Made in USA
$1,389.00 $1,249.00

The vintage look and vibrant tone of the patented Goodtime Special tone ring set this banjo apart, as clearly louder than the Goodtime Two and great for playing in a band setting.

Artisan Goodtime by Deering, Rich Staining, Upgraded Tuners 

Deering replaced the Classic Goodtime Series with the Artisan Goodtime Series to offer a line of banjos that is slightly upgraded from the Goodtime Series and also in a dark stain. This line is still very affordable especially considering all the features they pack into each banjo. You’ll recognize the model names because almost every banjo from the “Blonde Series” has an Artisan counterpart. Take the Artisan Goodtime 2 for example, very similar to the Deering Goodtime 2, but features a few upgrades and of course looks like a completely different banjo in a dark stain. 

Aside from the Artisan Goodtime Openback and Artisan Goodtime 2, the other best seller from this series is the Artisan Goodtime Americana. Players will get a warmer tone and stronger bass response from the slightly larger, 12″ rim.

Bishline Banjos - Tulsa, OKView All

Made in USA
$2,259.00

Manufactured in America by Bishline Banjos exclusively for Banjo.com. A serious banjo with a serious look! Black stained wood with nickel hardware and black tuners.

Made in USA
$2,095.00

This is a light weight powerful sounding instrument. It is designed price wise not to break the bank, but give the player a powerful sound with great tone. It has a burl walnut resonator with black binding, ebony finger board, tone hoop with a 3 ply maple rim.

Made in USA
$1,945.00

This is an open back claw hammer model. It is very tastefully built with simple but elegant appointments. Raw brass hardware, two ply maple rim and Dobson style tone ring, curved finger board scoop, black tuning machine buttons and wooden arm rest.

Made in USA
$2,495.00

Considered the Bluegrass workhorse, we feel like this is the best value for an American made full weight tone ring banjo on the market today.  Fancy burl walnut resonator with satin finish, ivoroid binding, MOP inlay, three ply maple rim, nickel plated hardware.

Bishline Banjos, Character & Style 

We truly enjoy working with Rob Bishline of Bishline Banjos. In fact, we partnered with him to design the Bishline Coal Dust and Coal Dust Revenge. These dark stained maple beauties are exclusively available at Banjo.com. 

You should also check out the “Bluegrass Workhorse”, the Bishline Cimarron. You’ll get a full-weight, bell bronze tone ring which produces a powerful sound in this classic looking American-made banjo.

Vega by Deering - Spring Valley, CAView All

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Made in USA
$2,299.00 $2,069.00

Open back, 12" maple rim, maple neck with ebony fingerboard, Dobson style tone ring, antique brass hardware, wooden armrest, frailing scoop, includes hard case.

Made in USA
$1,979.00$2,069.00

The Vega White Oak banjos are ideal for clawhammer and folk music and players will marvel at the bright tone and distinct note clarity from a banjo that weighs less than 6 pounds!

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Made in USA
$7,499.00 $6,499.00

The famous Vega Pie Back Resonator projects the tone of this 19 fret Vega Professional Tenor banjo. Greg Deering re-created the process for making the pie back resonator of the excellent professional grade Tenor banjo.

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Made in USA
$8,099.00 $7,289.00

A dramatic dragon is exquisitely inlayed in mother of pearl and abalone shell in the peghead of the Vega Dragon Star. The many scaled, fire breathing dragon's tail and claws are entwined around a bold Vega star amid vividly engraved in the classical tradition.

Made in USA
$5,629.00

If, like Greg Deering, you first found a love of the banjo from listening to the Kingston Trio, having one of these wonderful banjos makes you a part of something very special.

Made in USA
$5,629.00

The Bob Shane Plectrum banjo is a professional grade banjo made beautifully figured natural koa wood buffed to a high gloss. It has a genuine Deering made Vega Tubaphone tone ring made of brass for outstanding quality of tone and projection.

Made in USA
$2,519.00

Light weight and tuned like a guitar, for blues, rock, jazz, or any style you want to play, the Vega 6-string is a great sounding light weight openback banjo.

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Made in USA
$2,299.00 $2,069.00

A Mahogany, warm and woody, light weight longneck banjo, the Woodsongs Campfire Longneck is a collaboration between Michael Jonathan of Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour and the Deerings to create a banjo like the one Michael plays that is affordable for his broad audiences.

Vega Banjos, A Piece of American History

Deering has owned the Vega trademark since 1989, but the brand can be traced all the way back to the 1800’s. Even though these banjos are built with 21st Century technology, they still maintain their old time music sound and characteristics. They are sought after for full, round depth of tone and are ideal for fingerstyle or folk music.

Popular Vega models include the Vega Little Wonder which is a reproduction of the banjos from over a century ago. This banjo is bright, responsive, and full of life. New to the Vega line is the Vega Vintage Star. This banjo features a Dobson style tone ring and wooden arm rest and comes in a dark stain.

Barry Waldrep
Owner, Banjo.com

The owner of Banjo.com is professional musician Barry Waldrep. Barry has toured professionally for the past 30 years. Raised on traditional Bluegrass, and a forerunner on the Jam Band circuit. He has toured and recorded with many artists such as The Zac Brown Band, Randy Travis, Joey & Rory and also has performed with bluegrass greats like John Cowan, Tony Trischka, Scott Vestal & Tony Rice. Read more.

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