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Deering Goodtime Special 5-String Banjo with Resonator


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Deering Banjo Company Goodtime Special Series 5-String Banjo with Resonator in Blonde Finish

Deering Goodtime Special features a patented tone ring that produces a powerfully crisp, bright, sparkling tone. If you're looking for a banjo with good volume and tone and prefer to keep the cost as low as possible, this is the banjo for you.

  • Blonde slender rock maple neck
  • 11" 3-ply violin-grade maple rim
  • Sealed geared tuners and geared 5th string tuner
  • Pressed-in nickel silver frets
  • Steel coordinator rod
  • Deering fiddle-shaped peghead
  • Deering patented Goodtime tailpiece

Please note: Deering instruments use a coated top banjo head. The manufacturing process can leave overspray on the edge of the head that rubs off during normal use. This overspray can also be removed with a microfiber cloth.


  1. Deering Goodtime 'smile' bridge: The sensitivity of the maple with the hard, dense ebony top contributes to Goodtime Banjo's clear, resonant responsiveness.
  2. Quiet tailpiece: Specially selected metal is used to prevent the tailpiece from 'making its own sound' and muddying up the banjo's tone. The violin maple rim is supposed to sing, not your tailpiece!
  3. Stability-enhancing J-hooks: Proprietary Deering J-hooks are wider at the top to prevent twisting off the tension hoop when tightening the banjo head.

  1. Quiet coordinator rod: The coordinator rod is made from a special alloy that is strong and does not interfere with the singing resonance of the violin maple rim.
  2. 3-ply violin-grade maple rim: The maple in the Goodtime rim is the exact wood used in the finest violins in the world. Only Deering puts this professional grade 3-ply maple rim in a banjo in this price range.

  1. Sealed geared tuners: Five high quality geared tuning machines make tuning Goodtime Banjo easy, accurate and fun. Many student banjos are cursed with poor quality tuners, leading students to blame themselves for an out-of-tune banjo when it's the tuner that is at fault.
  2. Rock maple neck: This fine-grained, dense, extremely hard wood creates a stable neck and imparts a bright, crisp quality to the Goodtime Banjo tone.

More Information
Manufacturer Deering
Condition New
Included from Manufacturer Deering light gauge banjo strings
Acoustic Body Style Banjo
String Material Steel
Number of Strings 5-Strings
Right/Left Handed Right
Top Banjo head
Back Maple resonator
Sides 11" 3-ply violin-grade maple rim
Steel tension hoop
11" frosted top high crown head
16 flat hooks with 9/32" nuts
Neck Maple
Fingerboard Maple
Number of Frets 22
Bridge 5/8" maple/ebony Goodtime bridge
Bridge Saddle Material Wood
Scale Length 26.25"
Nut Width 1.25"
Finish Durable satin finish
Unique Features 11" rim diameter
13.875" resonator diameter
Sealed geared tuners
Geared 5th string tuner
Steel coordinator rod
Deering fiddle-shaped peghead
Deering patented Goodtime tailpiece
Pressed-in nickel silver frets

Deering Goodtime Warranty

All new Deering Goodtime banjos carry a six-year limited warranty when you send in the warranty card or register online at the Deering Banjos website.

The warranty covers defective materials or workmanship. The warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, the frets, finish, or accidental damage and is not transferable to subsequent owners. Incidental and consequential damages are excluded from this warranty and Deering assumes no liability other than for the actual repair of the instrument.

Register your Goodtime banjo to validate your warranty and receive your Banjo Maintenance Manual.

Customer is responsible for shipping to and from factory for all repairs, whether warranty or non-warranty. Deering reserves the right to repair or replace the product following suitable evaluation.


You may have seen the images of ships stacking up on the west coast, waiting for their turn to port. This combined with the increased demand for domestic shipping of products from all industries across our nation has resulted in a rapidly fluctuating climate for receiving and shipping products. While we do our best to offer accurate shipping estimates, please remember that complications can arise which may be beyond our control. Know that Kraft Music is here to assist in any way that we can.

  • Ground shipping is FREE for all orders $99 and up.
  • Our central, midwest location ensures fast delivery times.
  • See below for transit day estimates. Please note, these are estimates and are not guaranteed.

Though forcasting shipping times has become increasingly difficult, general FedEx package estimated transit days are as follows:

  • Upper Midwest: 1-3 days
  • Central US, South East US, and East Coast: 2-4 days
  • West Central US: 3-5 days
  • West Coast: 4-6 days
  • Alaska & Hawaii: 7+ days
All transit times are based in business days. Please allow 7-10 business days for most freight shipments. Business days are Monday through Friday and do not include public holidays and weekends (Saturday/Sunday.) For questions regarding estimates to your specific location, please contact us at [email protected] or 800-783-3368.