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Deering Goodtime Junior 5-string Open Back Banjo - Silver



The Goodtime Jr. it 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 Chevy Orange, Sinbad Purple or Seawater Teal appointments, including the tension hoop, tailpiece and coordinator rod, as well as beautiful matching fret marker inlays.

Made in America. Easy to play! Durable and easy to maintain! The 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 Junior 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. 



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


11" Blonde 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim

Chevy Orange, Sinbad Purple, Seawater Teal or Nickel Hardware finish

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


Easy to play with clarity of note separation and round full bodied tone.



Comes strung with Deering Medium Gauge Banjo Strings



G,D,G,B,D in standard G tuning.

Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.



Neck Width at the Nut  -  1 1/4″

Scale Length Nut to Bridge  -  23 1/8″

Rim Diameter  -  11″

Overall Instrument Length  -  33 1/2″

Weight  -  Approx. 4 lbs


6 year warranty