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Deering Goodtime Americana 5-String Banjo


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The Deering Goodtime Americana is “the first 5-string banjo from Deering to be fitted with their new Grand 12 inch rim, which gives the banjo a stronger bass response and a much warmer tone. The fullness and warmth of the larger rim is further enhanced by the addition of a 12 inch Renaissance head which beautifully complements the banjo both visually and sonically.”

These days, many banjos are used country and bluegrass bands, and so the instruments are designed and built to work best in those situations.   This means they tend to be loud and bright to step up and cut through with brilliant leads.

The Deering Goodtime Americana, with its open back and 12 inch pot, is not pointed in that direction.  The lower volume and warmer tone make it much more suited to  playing solo, accompanying a vocalist or another instrument.   And of course, the larger pot was common on earlier banjos, so it also sonically fits well to old-time music.

As with other Deering Goodtime Banjos, the Americana features a hard rock maple neck, guitar-style tuners, nickel plated hardware, and hardwood inlays.

Visit the Deering website and Read about the Deering Goodtime Americana Banjo Here

Serial Number:  Varies as New

Pricing:  $669.00 Canadian without case.


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Price: $669.00 CAD
  • Year: Current
  • Class: New
  • Condition: Brand New

  • Not Consignment

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