Deering Goodtime Special

Deering Goodtime Special

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Goodtime Special, Banjo from Deering in the Goodtime series.

2 user reviews

Deering Goodtime Special tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Deering
  • Model: Goodtime Special
  • Series: Goodtime
  • Category: Banjos
  • Added in our database on: 04/16/2009

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Deering Goodtime Special user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 2 reviews )
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mooseherman's review

Deering Goodtime Special
This is a nice banjo that is made by Deering. This Banjo has five strings. The banjo's features include a Maple Neck & Resonator, an added Steel Tone Ring, a Metal Flange With Sound Holes, and an 11" diameter. There is a nice satin finish, and an adjustable tailpiece. This banjo is acoustic, so there are no controls for volume or outputs. Likewise, there are no pickups.


This banjo is a great one to play, and the tone and feel are well suited to the busy, rapid picking of bluegrass. Getting a great sound is as easy as picking it up and plucking. The feel of the neck in particular is great, it's narrow enough to be able to navigate really efficiently, but it's not too narrow as to be crowded when trying to play it. The drivers on this banjo are very stable, and it's a breeze to play it.


I really like this banjo a lot. It has a nice sound that can be very versatile depending on the player. I've seen bluegrass players get a nice, relatively smooth sound out of it, while I've heard more bluesy/country players get a far twangier sound out of it. Mostly though, I'd recommend it to bluegrass players. It's got a fantastic sustain, which is always cool in a banjo. If I had to describe it, I would say that it sounds almost as though the harsh midrange that sometimes comes with banjos is considerably toned down.


I think the best thing about this banjo is the fact that it is a simple, elegant design, and also has great playability in sound. I don't know if I would choose this one above all else as I'm not a bluegrass player, but I know that if I was, this would be a great choice, simply because of the tone and playability. I wouldn't choose it because I prefer the twang and harsh mids that other banjos do better, but since many people can't stand that sound, I recognize that this banjo is great for what it does.

raoul7duke's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Jump on it!"

Deering Goodtime Special
Deering (despite the fact that it is a mark of the church scientoligie) is very good instruments. The range is really fucking Goodtime (For other top models at prices where they are sold, it is better to go to a luthier in France!).
The American manufacturing, quality. Well done!
The Goodtime Special is Maple, without varnish, paint to hide defects or other collage! and there is none!
It has a ring tone that adds sound and harmonics, and a resonator. The weight of the instrument is respectable.

Very comfortable neck, good lifts, the hardware is in good order.


I have been using for years now, I mean intensive use, no problems so far. In little fanfare, its volume is powerful enough for it to be heard. And acoustic group (like guitar, bass bouzouki etc ...), it is always at the top, allowing the nuances, and there is always the possibility of transferring him a little.
I retentu skin there is little, which is normal.

The only downside that I could bring, are the frets that wear a little fast for my taste (or my usage)


This instrument is a no frills, simple but efficient, friendly. The sound is balanced.
Round and accurate, slamming buggers or if you play near the bridge;
Good dynamic


after years of loyal service, it is always on top!
it is the ideal instrument for those who play outside a lot, and many short. He is damn good, that sounds, but that does not freak out because it costs to take 2000 euros!
This is the perfect tool for people who can not afford an instrument luherie but can not settle for Chinese stews.
In short, take Goodtimes! they are good instruments

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