Deering Goodtime Banjos from Ron's Pickin' Parlor



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The Goodtime banjo was a dream of Greg Deering's to produce a great sounding, easy to play and easy to maintain banjo that everyone could afford.


The Goodtime banjo is made in America, within the Deering factory and is designed to produce the finest tone and playability possible for the lowest possible price. The rock maple neck has the frets fitted into the neck the same way many of the classic (now collector's item) electric guitars in the '60's were made and are still made today. This technique has passed the test of time. The neck has a slender, low profile that makes it a joy to play for hands of all sizes. The fret work is precise and accurate and Goodtime banjos have an ever growing reputation for having clear and beautiful intonation. The tuning machines are all geared with a geared fifth peg for effortless and precise tuning. The position markers on the fingerboard are inlaid dots of black delrin.

The Goodtime banjo is played by top professionals, travelers, beginners and everyone who wants a high quality banjo for a low price. Since it's introduction there have been copycat banjos imported to compete with the Goodtime and we encourage you to compare them. You will find that virtually all of them have emphasized the appearance instead of tone and playability. The Goodtime banjo is designed for easy playing and sparkling, vibrant tone. In the final analysis, the Goodtime banjo is truly in a class by itself and is only overshadowed by banjos costing 5 times as much. Don't settle for a high gloss imitation with plastic inlays that do nothing for sound or playability. Get the only low priced banjo made in America that was made to be played; backed up by a family owned and operated company that has dedicated 25 years to producing the finest banjos money can buy.   













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Deering Goodtime Open Back

Deering Goodtime Open Back  5-String Banjo



The Goodtime rim is made of a rock maple and birch laminated rim. Laminated in the same style as the classic banjos from the 20's, this rim is durable, stable and produces a clear, sweet tone. Most banjos in this price range have rims of aluminum which has good structural integrity but cannot compare to the tone of the seasoned hardwoods used in the Goodtime rim. Some companies advertise a "hardwood" rim but don't tell you what kind of wood is actually used. Rock maple and birch are very similar in hardness and both have a vibrant resonance that cannot be duplicated with softer hardwoods. Yes, there are hardwoods that are relatively soft and cannot sound like maple or birch. Don't be misled. Ask what the woods actually are.
The diameter of the rim is a standard 11" so heads are easy to find. There are 16 brackets and a patent pending adjustable tailpiece designed by Deering. The tailpiece follows a traditional style and allows thorough and complete adjustments to the playability of the banjo. The metal parts are nickel plated.

 

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List Price   $529.00
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Deering Goodtime Open Back


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Classic Deering Goodtime Open Back 5-String Banjo



This is Deering's stained version of the Goodtime banjo listed above with the addition of:
Dot Inlays
Planetary Tuners
Arm Rest
Spikes Installed at frets 7, 9, & 10


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Deering Goodtime 2 Parlor
5-String Banjo


"Perfect for travel, or for kids from approximately age 8 through 13."  Reminiscent of the shorter scale banjos that were popular in the 1890’s, the Goodtime Parlor banjo is a 19 fret, 5-string rock maple banjo that weighs only 4 pounds in the openback version and a mere 5 pounds with a resonator model. Created with a traditional fiddle style peghead bearing a Goodtime logo, this bright, sparkling banjo has good tone and projection despite its smaller size. The banjo includes housed nickel-plated guitar tuners.

Features:
The Pot:
Standard 11" diameter
Satin finish
Adjustable tailpiece
The Neck:
Multi ply birch/maple
Single coordinator rod
Satin finish
Slender profile
All geared tuners
Six Year Warranty

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   Deering Goodtime 2 
 5-String Banjo
    
 

The Goodtime 2 banjo has a rock maple neck that is slender and low profile. The frets are precision fitted directly into the rock maple neck just like on the most famous electric guitars made in the '60's (now collector's items carrying very high prices). The neck is fast and easy to fret and fits large and small hands. The tuning machines are all geared including the fifth peg. Tuning is accurate and easy. The precision fretwork gives the Goodtime 2 beautiful intonation up and down the neck. 
The fingering area has Hardwood Bow Tie Inlays for the positioning markers.

Hardwood Bow Tie Inlays


   The finish is satin in the natural rock maple blond color.Hardwood Bow Tie Inlays
The Goodtime 2 pot (or main body) assembly has a multi-ply rock maple and birch rim. The rim is laminated in the same style as the classic banjos of the 1920's and produces a sweet, clear tone that has been compared to banjos costing three times the price. The 16 brackets are held by traditional bracket shoes. The nickel plated two piece resonator flange is mounted underneath the bracket shoes and adds tone enhancing weight and a finishing touch to the appearance of the resonator/pot assembly. The maple resonator is attached to the pot by small screws through the resonator flange. This makes access to head adjustments simple and easy.   



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List Price   $739.00
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  $669.00
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Deering Goodtime 2 Classic 
 5-String Banjo

 
    

The Goodtime 2 Classic banjo has a rock maple neck that is slender and low profile. The frets are precision fitted directly into the rock maple neck just like on the most famous electric guitars made in the '60's (now collector's items carrying very high prices). The neck is fast and easy to fret and fits large and small hands. Tuning is accurate and easy with the planetary tuning pegs and geared fifth peg. The precision fretwork gives the Goodtime 2 Classic beautiful intonation up and down the neck. The fingering area has white dot position markers . The finish is a rich dark brown stain with a satin finish.

The
Goodtime 2 Classic pot (or main body) assembly has a multi-ply rock maple and birch rim. The rim is laminated in the same style as the classic banjos of the 1920's and produces a sweet, clear tone that has been compared to banjos costing three times the price. The 16 brackets are held by traditional bracket shoes. The nickel plated two piece resonator flange is mounted underneath the bracket shoes and adds tone enhancing weight and a finishing touch to the appearance of the resonator/pot assembly. The maple resonator is attached to the pot by small screws through the resonator flange. This makes access to head adjustments simple and easy.   



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Deering Goodtime Special   5-String Banjo


 The Goodtime Special banjo is based on the popular, best selling Goodtime and Goodtime 2 banjos. This maple neck and resonator banjo is now hand-fitted with the new "Goodtime Special Tone Ring," creating a tone and playability that rivals banjos
costing 4 times more.



  

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5th String Spikes for Banjos

Another service we offer here at Ron’s Pickin’ Parlor is to install 5th String Spikes.
These are small hooks used as the 5th string capo. Usually customers have us to
install either 2 located at the 7th and 9th fret, or 4 located at the 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th frets,
but we can install  any number you want and at any fret you want for $10.00 each.