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Deering Goodtime banjos are an excellent choice for beginners and professionals. The Deering Goodtime is a popular open-back banjo for beginners. We recommend this banjo as it’s built to last and will be enjoyable to play while learning. Beginners looking for a resonator banjo or bluegrass banjo will enjoy the Goodtime 2. The more experienced banjo player will enjoy the Artisan Goodtime Special, a resonator banjo that comes with planetary tuners and a rich dark stain. Our store features over 20 different Goodtime banjo models. We keep Goodtime by Deering banjos in stock and can ship them to you quickly.

Made in USA
$489.00

It is a delight to play with its short scale fretboard, slim neck and light weight body. he shorter 17 fret neck reduces the length of the entire banjo to just 32 inches end to end.

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
$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

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

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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.

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Made in USA
$699.00 $629.00

The Goodtime Banjo Beginner Package includes a Goodtime banjo, a Deering gig bag, banjo strap, picks, tuner, and a beginner DVD. This package includes everything needed to successfully get started playing the banjo! Including the perfect light weight (4 lb) Goodtime banjo that you can take with you when you travel.

Made in USA
$629.00$899.00

The Goodtime Six is a 6 string, steel string banjo, that tunes like your guitar and features a fast, sleek, and comfortable guitar style neck that feels like an old friend. The Goodtime Six was not designed to replace your guitar, but rather compliment it. As a guitarist, it affords you the chance to play what you already know with unimaginably creative results.

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
$799.00 $689.00

Featuring a resonator, this banjo will be louder and brighter than its openback sister the Goodtime Plectrum.

Made in USA
$699.00

We probably wouldn't recommend this banjo for the player who has just taken up the banjo - but for those players who want an authentic old time banjo sound and understand the idea of a fretless instrument, this one is for you.

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Made in USA
$799.00 $719.00

Learn to play old time Appalachian banjo.  Featuring the brand new Goodtime Americana banjo, you’ll learn to play old time tunes in the clawhammer style.

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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.

Made in USA
$749.00

A beautiful 17 fret tenor banjo that features a rich brown stain, planetary tuners, and a Midnight Maple fingerboard.

Made in USA
$749.00

A beautiful 19 fret tenor banjo that features a rich brown stain, planetary tuners, and a Midnight Maple fingerboard.

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Made in USA
$899.00 $809.00

Includes a Goodtime Two banjo, a Deering gig bag, banjo strap, picks, tuner, and a beginner DVD. This package includes everything needed to successfully get started playing the banjo! Including the perfect light weight Goodtime banjo that you can take with you when you travel.

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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
$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
$849.00$1,148.00

The new Goodtime Six-R banjo comes hot on the heels of the very popular Goodtime Six open back banjo, but with a few additional features making the Goodtime Six-R ready for the big stage both in looks and in build.

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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
$1,119.00 $999.00

The Goodtime Special Plectrum banjo features a steel tone ring and a resonator. These features give this banjo a bright, crisp, tone that are great for cutting through when playing acoustically with a traditional jazz band.

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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
$1,199.00 $1,070.00

The Goodtime Blackgrass is the ultimate banjo for players looking for something a little on the darker side. The pure black stain of the all maple wood is accented with matte black hardware and a black head which combine to put a dark twist on an otherwise traditional instrument.

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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.

Made in USA
$1,289.00

The Goodtime Blackgrass is the ultimate banjo for players looking for something a little on the darker side. The pure black stain of the all maple wood is accented with matte black hardware and a black head which combine to put a dark twist on an otherwise traditional instrument.