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Deering Goodtime Parlor Banjo


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Pick it in the parlor, in the park, or any where you go -the Deering Goodtime Parlor Banjo is lightweight and made with a shorter scale to meet a variety of needs for today’s banjo players!

Introduced at the industry’s major show in Anaheim recently, the Goodtime Parlor Banjo model was very well received by dealers, artists, and other attendees. Reminiscent of the shorter scale banjos that were popular in the 1890’s, the Goodtime Parlor banjo is a 19 fret, 5-string rock maple banjo that weighs only 4 pounds in the openback version and a mere 5 pounds with a resonator model. Created with a traditional fiddle style peghead bearing a Goodtime logo, this bright, sparkling banjo has good tone and projection despite its smaller size.

The Goodtime Parlor Banjo comes standard with the new sealed, geared, nickel plated guitar tuners but planetary tuners are available for a modest upgrade charge. The overall length of the banjo ranges from 33 ¼ to 34” depending on whether you have the openback or resonator style. Deering Banjos is offering the Parlor Goodtime banjo at no increase in price from the 22-fret models.

Tuned to open G like the 22-fret version Goodtime, the tone of the Parlor Goodtime banjo is slightly brighter due to the shorter scale. The same light gauge strings popular on all Deering banjos are used for the Parlor version so there will be no need to search for special strings to fit the banjo. This shorter scale is ideal for younger children whose naturally shorter reach has sometimes been an issue with the standard 22-fret Goodtime banjos.

Deering Goodtime Parlor Banjo Specifications

The Neck:

•Rock Maple
•Satin finish
•Slender profile
•Sealed tuners
•Black Position markers

The Pot:

•Standard 11″ diameter
•Satin finish
•Adjustable tailpiece
•Multi-ply birch/maple rim
•Single coordinator rod

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Price: $0.00 CAD
  • Model: Goodtime Parlor
  • Year: Current
  • Class: New
  • Condition: Brand New

  • Not Consignment

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