Deering Goodtime Jr. Openback Banjo

  • Item # 1537060
  • Model # GJR-SP

The Deering Goodtime Jr. is a shorter scale version of its famous Goodtime Openback sibling, making it the perfect beginner banjo for kids or players of smaller stature who are looking to add a splash… Learn More

$499.00

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The perfect beginner banjo that's durable and easy to play and maintain.

The Deering Goodtime Jr. is a shorter scale version of its famous Goodtime Openback sibling, making it the perfect beginner banjo for kids or players of smaller stature who are looking to add a splash of fun to their playing. The iconic blonde maple aesthetic of the Goodtime banjos is accented in a choice of uniquely finished appointments, including the tension hoop, tailpiece and coordinator rod, as well as beautiful matching fret marker inlays. This made-in-the-USA model is easy to play, durable and easy to maintain. The Deering Goodtime banjo produces a vibrant ringing tone from its natural finished violin grade maple rim. At only 4 pounds, the weight makes it ideal for both children and adults to play and to travel with conveniently. As you play the 19-fret, 23" scale Goodtime Jr., the medium strings offer both physical and tonal balance across the necks shorter scale, which also makes this banjo a perfect travel or camping companion. Fans of the Goodtime banjos will also be happy to know that the Jr. retains the groundbreaking 3-ply violin grade maple rim, which has been key in helping the Goodtime sound so good for so many players. Don't settle for an average time—have a Goodtime. The perfect beginner banjo for all ages. Order today.

Features

  • Easy to play with clarity of note separation and round full \bodied tone.
  • Comes strung with Deering medium gauge banjo strings
  • Tuning: G, D, G, B, D in standard G tuning
  • Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well

Dimensions

  • Neck width at nut: 1 1/4"
  • Scale length nut to bridge: 23 1/8”
  • Rim diameter: 11”
  • Overall instrument length: 33 1/2"
  • Weight: approximately 4 pounds

Technical Specification

Deering Goodtime Jr. Openback Banjo

Neck

  • Blonde slender rock maple neck
  • 19 pressed-in nickel silver frets
  • Color-matching Bow Tie Inlays
  • Sealed geared tuners
  • Geared 5th string tuner
  • Durable satin finish
  • Deering Fiddle shaped peghead

POT

  • 11" blonde 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