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  Deering Goodtime Left Handed 5-String Banjo (out of stock until late Dec)

Deering Goodtime Left Handed 5-String Banjo
Deering Goodtime Left Handed 5-String Banjo


 
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List Price: $499.00
Our Price: $399.00
You save $100.00!



Availability:: Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
Product Code: 1570

Armrest Option

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

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Description
 
An incredible value for an American-made instrument! One of the best-sounding and best-playing, low-priced banjos available anywhere.

If you want a top quality reasonably priced banjo, this is the one! Deering builds banjos at their factory in California. 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! Deering padded gig bag available as an option.

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 Banjo.com 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.

Features
  • 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
  • Triangle Goodtime Box for Carrying
  • 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:
  • The trust and pride Deering shares in their product gives them the confidence to grant every owner of a Goodtime Banjo a 6 year warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship. Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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