Sponsored By

Bill Evans demos Deering’s affordable, high-quality five-string banjo.

by Bill Evans
January 18, 2016

When Deering introduced its Goodtime banjo several years ago, the company set a new standard for affordable, entry-level banjos, with the kind of craftsmanship and tone that had previously only been found in more expensive banjos. The Goodtime line now includes models of almost every kind of banjo, but the original Goodtime banjo, played here by Peghead Nation banjo instructor Bill Evans, has a simple open-back design. The pot has a three-ply, violin-grade maple rim, and the Goodtime banjo is outfitted with a standard 11-inch head. The neck is also made of maple, and easy-to-tune geared tuners adorn the peghead. While the Goodtime banjo has a simple design, it offers professional-level playability, great tuning stability, and great tone, making it an excellent choice for beginning players as well as those looking for a second instrument.

To study banjo with Bill Evansenroll in his Beginning Banjo or Bluegrass Banjo courses now!

SPECS: Open-back banjo. 11-inch pot with three-ply maple rim.  Frosted top, high-crown head. Maple neck with 22 frets. Enclosed chrome geared tuning machines. Made in USA. $499. deeringbanjos.com.

 

Tags: Banjo, Deering
Category: Instruments & Gear

Comments and Discussion

Leave a Reply


Captcha Code

Click the image to see another captcha.



PEGHEAD PARTNERS

Article Thumbnail
Jan 21, 2019
The guitarist from We Banjo 3 and the fiddle player from Cadillac Sky, Mumford and Sons, and others play an Irish music favorite at Collings headquarters in Austin, Texas.




Start Learning Today

One Course: $20/month or $200/year
Two Courses: $30/month or $300/year
Access to All Courses: $100/month

Peghead Nation’s String School is your source for roots music instruction, bringing you full courses in guitar, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, fiddle, and Dobro, featuring talented instructors, high-quality video instruction, accurate notation and tab, and fun songs to play right from the beginning. Enroll and become a Peghead today!