The Deering Goodtime Special 5 String banjo features the patented Goodtime Special Tone Ring and produces a brighter more rich tone. This is a considerable step up in tone. The volume of tone is a wonderful surprise to players who pick up this banjo. If you're looking for a banjo with good volume and tone, and prefer to keep the cost as low as possible, then this is the banjo for you. This banjo will perform well in a jam session or band setting, feel comfortable, fret correctly, and be a stable instrument you can play for years to come.