Deering Goodtime 17 Fret Tenor Banjo with Open Back


Tuned in 5ths like a Mandolin or Violin (C,G,D,A)

17 frets with open back. Goodtime Standard Specification

  • 4 Strings
  • 17 Frets
  • Open Back
  • Standard Tenor Tuning
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If you want a top quality reasonably priced Irish Tenor banjo, this is a real find! Made in America at the Deering Banjo factory in California, the Goodtime open-back banjo weighs about 4 pounds so it is ideal for traveling, camping, hiking, taking to the beach and provides a vibrant singing banjo tone in any situation.

Also, light enough for children to hold and play and is the perfect banjo for a child to start out with since it is fretted correctly and plays easily. The shorter 17 fret neck reduces the length of the entire banjo to just 32 inches end to end.

Tuned in 5ths like a Mandolin or Violin (C,G,D,A), this banjo is a great crossover instrument for Mandolin or Violin players!


Blond Slender Rock Maple Neck
17 nickel silver frets
Black acrylic dot inlays
Sealed Geared Tuners
Durable Satin Finish

Blond 3-ply Maple Rim
Steel Tension Hoop
11” Frosted Bottom Head
5/8” Maple/Ebony Goodtime Bridge
16 flat hooks with 9/32” nuts
16 bracket shoes
Deering Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
Durable Satin Finish.

Easy to play with clarity of note separation.
Tuned: C,G,D,A in standard tenor tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/8”
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 21”
Rim diameter 12”
Overall Instrument Length 32”
Instrument Weight without a case: 4 lbs