A customer asked me a great question the other day when I was extolling the virtues of Goodtime banjos. I was talking about the classical purity of tone; the quiet metal parts; the three ply violin maple rim, etc.
The combination of the new Grand 12" rim and Renaissance head gives the new Goodtime Americana a much deeper, fuller tone compared to the original Goodtime. The original Goodtime has a brighter, crisper tone.
I got a comment from a customer the other day, the gist of which was, “The Goodtime is a good banjo but a bit over-priced.” Knowing how these banjos are made, I started wondering “what is the Goodtime being compared with that would make it look over priced?” What standard is used to make this statement? Is the standard based on tone? Appearance? Playability?
Our friends over at Peghead Nation recently had master banjo player Bill Evans review a Deering Goodtime banjo. Take a look and hear what the author of "Banjo for Dummies" (the world's most popular banjo book) has to say.
New Music Monday! Featuring Gayle Skidmore, a respected San Diego musician performing her recently written song “Movin' On” with a style all her own on a Vega #2 banjo. This is the first “Deering Factory Sessions” video, directed by our friends The Joelsons.
Our second installment of our Goodtime Styles videos. Find more at goodtimebanjos.com These videos will take you through some of the most popular ways to play the different styles of Goodtime banjos.
Weekly you will see new videos up on goodtimebanjos.com under the Styles section. These videos will take you through some of the most popular ways to play the different styles of Goodtime banjos.
Deering Banjos is thrilled to announce that Goodtime Banjos has received its own dedicated website at www.goodtimebanjos.com. The change comes directly from Deering’s unwavering desire to educate the world about the importance of a quality instrument when starting out while also adding more clarity to the Goodtime line-up.
More than 60,000 banjo players have chosen the Goodtime as their go to banjo. We recently asked a handful of these players to tell the world why they love their Goodtime banjo.