About this Banjo
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.
Like his other products, Greg Deering designed the Goodtime 2 to provide banjo students with high-quality instruments that are easy to play and fun to learn with. But don’t let its simplicity fool you: you’ll still find banjo pros playing the Deering Goodtime 2.
The Goodtime 2 weighs 6 lbs., making it light and easy to travel with. Like other banjos in its line, the Goodtime 2 banjo is made with natural blonde maple, and has a satin finish to protect it from damage.
The resonator is what makes this banjo so popular: even brand new students will sound like banjo legends thanks to its rich, golden tone. When the banjo is played, soundwaves stay trapped inside the resonator, giving it a warm and powerful echo.
The rich, golden tone and the reverberation off the resonator sound great. You can definitely tell a volume difference between open back and a Goodtime 2. The sound waves aren’t getting trapped between you and the banjo, which makes a pretty big difference.
If you’re looking for a great and affordable bluegrass banjo that will make you look and sound like a pro at any level, then the Deering Goodtime 2 is the banjo for you!
- Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
- 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
- Exotic Wood Bowtie Inlays
- Geared Tuners
- Geared 5th String Tuner
- Sealed Geared Guitar Tuners
- Durable Satin Finish
- Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead
- 3-ply Violin Grade Goodtime Maple Rim
- 11″ Frosted Top High Crown Head
- Steel Tension Hoop
- 16 Bracket Shoes
- 16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Hex Nuts
- Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
- 2 Piece Flange
- Nickel Plated Armrest
- Nickel Plated Hardware
- Resonator of Blonde Maple
- Black Binding
- Durable Satin Finish
- Comes with a Triangle Box for carrying
- Gig Bag or Hardshell Case Sold Separately
- Has a bright sound of maple that projects well.
- Easy to play with clarity of note separation.
- g,D,G,B,D in standard G tuning
- Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
- Comes with light gauge strings
- Can be played with medium gauge strings as well.
- Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
- Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26.25″
- Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
- Rim Diameter 11″
- Overall Instrument Length 38″
- Weight Approx. 6 lbs
- The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Goodtime Banjo a six year warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.
We offer free shipping on orders over $199 that are shipped to an address in the Continental United States. Competitive worldwide rates.
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We offer a 30-day return policy and 60-day exchange policy. More details are available on our customer service page.
Extras when you buy from Banjo.com
FREE PROFESSIONAL SETUP
Every banjo is carefully setup before shipping saving you from the "some assembly required" hassle.
*FREE RAILROAD SPIKES
Also know as the 5th string capo, we recommend installing spikes on the 7th & 9th frets. This is a free service we include for all 5-string banjo purchases. Click to read more.
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We can add these as a free service when you purchase a banjo from us. When you add this banjo to your cart just select that you want the capos. What is this? When you use a standard capo on your banjo fretboard, fretting strings 1 through 4, you’ll need to capo the 5th string separately. The 5th string starts at the 5th fret. If your standard capo is on the 2nd fret, you also need to capo the 5th string two frets higher, at the 7th fret. We recommend installing railroad spike capos on frets 7 and 9 (A and B). We install them on the fretboard just under the 5th string, an idea that was developed and used by Earl Scruggs himself. We use them, and so do most of the professional players we know. When you’re playing, you don’t really notice the spikes because they’re out of the way, but they’re always there when you need them. Simply slide the 5th string under the spike. When you’re done, slide it out.
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The Goodtime 2 is the same great quality of the Goodtime with the resonator added. These banjos can easily convert to an open back by removing the flange and resonator. Once again the best banjo anywhere close to this price range.