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  Deering Goodtime 5-String Banjo with Starter Pack

Deering Goodtime 5-String Banjo with Starter Pack
Deering Goodtime Starter Pack

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List Price: $539.00
Our Price: $409.00
You save $130.00!

Availability:: Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
Product Code: 3922

Free 5th-String Capo Spikes? (See Description)

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A complete starter pack for the new 5-string Clawhammer-style banjo player, including the popular Goodtime open-back banjo! Made in USA. Now redesigned with a fiddle-shapped peghead, a 3-ply maple rim and bow-tie inlay pattern.

If you want a top quality reasonably priced banjo, this is the one! The Goodtime openback banjo weighs only 4 pounds so it is ideal for traveling, camping, hiking, or taking to the beach. It provides a vibrant singing banjo tone. The Goodtime banjo is light enough for children to hold and play and is the perfect banjo for a child to start out with. More people succeed in learning to play when they start out on a Goodtime banjo. Teachers and professionals around the world recommend the Goodtime banjo!

Want 5th-string railroad spike capos? We offer this as a free service when you buy a banjo from us. Choose Yes or No when you add this banjo to your shopping cart.

What's a 5th-string railroad spike capo? Click here to see a photo. When you use a standard capo on your banjo fretboard, fretting strings 1 through 4, you'll need to capo the 5th string separately. The 5th string starts at the 5th fret. If your standard capo is on the 2nd fret, you also need to capo the 5th string two frets higher, at the 7th fret. We recommend installing railroad spike capos on frets 7 and 9 (A and B). We install them on the fretboard just under the 5th string, an idea that was developed and used by Earl Scruggs himself. We use them, and so do most of the professional players we know. When you're playing, you don't really notice the spikes because they're out of the way, but they're always there when you need them. Simply slide the 5th string under the spike. When you're done, slide it out.

Note: Our banjos are individually inspected and set up by our staff in Georgia, and delivered ready-to-play. We are banjo players, so we set them up the way we want to play them! Each banjo is in tune when we carefully pack it for shipment. Climate conditions and travel will affect the tuning, so it may need to be fine-tuned before playing.

Also available as a Left Handed Model Click Here

  • Starter Pack includes:
  • Deering Goodtime open-back banjo
  • Contoured gig bag (soft carrying case)
  • Cloth banjo strap
  • Pick Up Your Banjo And Play beginner DVD by Bob Carlin
  • Chromatic clip-on tuner
  • Banjo features and specifications:
  • Neck:
  • Blond Slender Rock Maple Neck
  • 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
  • Hardwood Bow Tie Inlays
  • Sealed Geared Tuners
  • Geared 5th String Tuner
  • Durable Satin Finish
  • Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead
  • Pot:
  • Blond 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
  • Steel Tension Hoop
  • 11 Frosted Top 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,G,B,D in standard G tuning Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
  • Dimensions:
  • Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4
  • Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4
  • Rim diameter 11
  • Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2
  • Weight Approx.4.5 lbs
  • Warranty:
  • 6 year warranty

Average Customer Review: 4 of 5 | Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Great starter banjo January 4, 2013
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Kabul, Afghanistan  
I picked this up as my first banjo a month ago and am loving it.  It's extremely lightweight with a clean, crisp sound that ranges from a good loud pop when you're playing over the middle of the head and a nice mellow ring when playing at the bottom of the neck.  The one recommendation that I would make if purchasing this pack is to get a capo (and maybe a 5th string capo); both of the songs on Bob Carlin's included DVD are capoed at the second fret, so if you want to play along you'll need to be tuned to open A.

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