About this banjo
Made in America at the Deering Banjo factory in California, the Goodtime openback banjo weighs about 4 pounds so it is ideal for traveling, camping, hiking, taking to the beach and provides a vibrant singing banjo tone in any situation.
Also, light enough to easily hold and play and is the perfect banjo to start out with since it is fretted correctly and plays easily. The shorter 17 fret neck reduces the length of the entire banjo to just 32 inches end to end.
Tuned in 5ths like a viola or cello (C,G,D,A), this banjo is a great crossover instrument for string players! As one customer put it “Really great instrument with a great build quality and a lovely loud and rich tone. It is a delight to play with its short scale fretboard, slim neck and light weight body. I chose the Irish G,D,A,E tuning so that I can use the chords and tunes already learnt on the mandolin and am able to play it with just a little more of a stretch and a bit more movement of the old fingers! I’m well impressed and can strongly recommend one of these lovely American banjos”.
- Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
- 17 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
- Hardwood Bow Tie Inlays
- Sealed Geared Tuners
- Durable Satin Finish
- Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead
- Blonde 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
- Steel Tension Hoop
- 11″ Frosted Bottom 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
- Easy to play with clarity of note separation and round full bodied tone.
- G,D,A,E in Irish tenor tuning
- Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
- Comes with Deering Tenor Banjo Strings tuned in in Irish tenor tuning (G,D,A,E)
- Gauges: 10 16 24w 30w
- End Type: Loop
- Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/8″
- Scale Length Nut to Bridge 21″
- Rim Diameter 11″
- Overall Instrument Length 32″
- Weight Approx. 4 lbs
- 6 year warranty
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