The Deering Goodtime Americana is an openback banjo with a wide 12" diameter rim! We love these banjos. The wider rim and renaissance head give the banjo a great big and warm tone. If you want to play old time music, clawhammer banjo, folk music, or just general banjo strumming tunes, this banjo is perfect.
A standard Goodtime banjo has an 11" rim. With the 12" rim you get more bass response and a fatter, more round tone. This is a great banjo for old time clawhmmer playing. Hear the difference in the video below!
12" RIM - FULL, FAT TONE
The new wider Grand 12" rim found on the Goodtime Americana emphasizes the bass response and gives the banjo an unmistakeble tone.
RENAISSANCE HEAD - WARM TONE
The renaissance head complements the 12" rim on the Goodtime Americana to further enhance this banjo's sweet, warm tone.
ENGRAVED PEGHEAD AMERICANA
Beautiful engraved peghead featuring the Americana name, Goodtime logo, and scrollwork design.