Deering Goodtime 17 Fret Tenor Open Back Banjo

$559.99

Made in America. 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”.
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.

BANJO SPECS
NECK:
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
POT:
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
Openback
TONE:
Easy to play with clarity of note separation and round full bodied tone.

TUNED:
G,D,A,E in Irish tenor tuning

Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

STRINGS
Comes with Deering Tenor Banjo Strings
Tuned in in standard tenor tuning (C,G,D,A)
Gauges: 10 16 24w 30w
End Type: Loop
DIMENSIONS:
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
WARRANTY:
6 year warranty

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Goodtime 17 Fret Tenor Openback