Deering Goodtime Two Plectrum Banjo

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Specially designed for Dixieland or Traditional Jazz and tuned 4th to 1st String C,G,B,D for that style of music, the term Plectrum refers to the fact that they are played with a flat pick which in the old days was called a plectrum. The plectrum banjo in more recent times has found a home with guitar players who tune it like the last four strings of a guitar in D,G,B,E and use their guitar fingering making it very easy to play.

Made in the USA at the Deering shop with the same tooling we use to make the top of the line banjos, the Goodtime banjos are the lowest priced American made banjos. They are so good many professionals have recorded with Goodtime banjos – they are simple and durable and great playing. The Goodtime 2 banjo is enhanced for more projection of sound by including the back of the banjo, called a resonator which projects the sound to the audience. The Goodtime 2 has an added steel flange which attaches the resonator to the rim of the Goodtime.

However, it is not nearly as loud as the Goodtime Special banjo because it does not have a tone ring. So it is quieter to play and good for at home. The Goodtime Two weighs only 6 lbs and is about the weight of a good guitar. If you want a great low priced jazz banjo for travel and leisure this is the quality best buy on the market!


Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Black dot inlays
Geared Tuners
Sealed Geared Guitar Tuners
Satin Finish

3-ply Violin Grade Goodtime Maple Rim
11” Frosted Top Bottom 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 Blond Maple
Black Binding
Durable Satin Finish

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.
Tuned: C,G,D,A in standard tuning

It can also be tuned like the last for strings of a guitar, D,G,B,E
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 3/16"”
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4”
Rim diameter 13 7/8”
Overall Instrument Length 38”
Weight Approx. 6 lbs

Warranty: Six year warranty ensuring the quality of materials and workmanship.

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    Allen E.
    Deering Goodtime Plectrum from Banjo Studio

    The Banjo is wonderful and the price was excellent, however, didn't know it was going to ship from Deering in California rather than from Banjo Studio in NOLA. Purchased on a Monday, it did not ship until Wednesday 7 days of ground. - My Strap shipped from NOLA under a separate tracking number.which I was never made aware of. Communication could have a little better. I hope I don't sound like i'm nitpicking. Everything was professional and there was no rush, i was just a little surprised that it didn't ship on the day ordered or the next day.

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