Introducing the NEW Goodtime Banjo Ukulele!

by Jamie Latty

“Customers have been asking us about a banjo ukulele for a long time. We definitely wanted to offer a fuller, more accurate banjo ukulele sound with this instrument. We took our time to really create something different to what was already available and we are really excited with the results.”

Following resurging interest in banjo and ukulele playing over the last 5 years, Deering Banjo Company has introduced the new Goodtime banjo ukulele, ($499 MSRP) available now at authorized Deering banjo dealers. Alongside the Aquila® Super Nylgut strings, patented bridge plate and renaissance head, players will instantly notice that the Goodtime banjo ukulele boasts a genuine concert ukulele scale and a full size 11” rim, instead of the smaller, more common 8” rim of other banjo ukuleles over the last 70 years. The larger rim allows for a fuller, warmer tone and noticeably bigger ukulele sound while retaining the familiar banjo ‘snap’.

Tonally, the warmth of the larger rim is further enhanced by the use of a Deering renaissance head which naturally lends itself to a much warmer sound than its traditional frosted top counterpart. The Goodtime banjo ukulele is finished off with a set of Super Nylgut strings from renowned ukulele string manufacturer Aquila, giving the Goodtime banjo ukulele superior playability and longevity, as well as beautiful balance across all the strings. Fans of strumming style ukulele playing will truly enjoy the fuller sounding chords at their disposal.

Aesthetically, the concert scale Goodtime banjo ukulele is crafted in a blonde maple with a renaissance head, hardwood bowtie inlays, nickel plated hardware, nylon strings, guitar style tuners, and the new patented Deering bridge plate. The bridge plate helps to increase sustain while reducing unwanted bass frequencies and makes for a warmer, fuller tone without the harsh higher frequencies which can make a banjo ukulele sound thin and insubstantial.


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