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  Deering Goodtime 5-String Banjo Clawhammer Starter Pack with EZ Resonator

Deering Goodtime 5-String Banjo Starter Pack with EZ Resonator

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List Price: $579.00
Our Price: $459.00
You save $120.00!

Availability:: Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
Product Code: 4847

Resonator Hardware Preference

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

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A complete starter pack for the new 5-string banjo player, including the popular Made-in-USA Goodtime open-back banjo! Includes the EZ Resonator plate by Gary Sosebee!

One of the best-sounding and best-playing, low-priced banjos available anywhere. Now redesigned with a fiddle-shapped peghead, a 3-ply maple rim and bow-tie inlay pattern. Available with the Bluegrass Starter Pack OR the Clawhammer Starter Pack (not both).

Want 5th-string railroad spike capos? We offer this as a free service when you purchase 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

  • Clawhammer Starter Pack includes:
  • Deering Goodtime banjo with EZ Resonator
  • Contoured gig bag (soft carrying case)
  • Deering comfortable banjo strap
  • Pick Up Your Banjo And Play beginner DVD by Bob Carlin
  • Chromatic clip-on tuner
  • Banjo Features:
  • Rock maple neck with bow tie inlays
  • Multi-ply birch and maple rim
  • EZ Resonator by Gary Sosebee with your choice of standard attachment bracket or an EZ Pop off barcket for $20.00 more
  • Adjustable tailpiece and action
  • All geared tuning machines
  • Easy to carry only 4 pounds!
  • Ideal for beginners, traveling or hiking
  • Easy to adjust and maintain
  • Durable and reliable
  • Hand-made in Spring Valley, California, USA
  • Six Year Warranty

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