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Deering Goodtime 19 Fret Tenor Banjo - Used  From Other

A High-Quality, Low-Budget, American Made Tenor Banjo from Deering!


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If you are looking for a genuine 19-fret tenor banjo to get started in jazz or Irish music, then this is a great option for you!

Based on the best-selling Goodtime Openback banjo, the Goodtime Openback 19-Fret Tenor is tuned in 5ths like a viola or cello (C,G,D,A), and features a full 19-fret scale so commonly found in traditional jazz and Irish music.

It is a delight to play with its short-scale fretboard, slim neck and lightweight body and if desired, can be tuned for Irish G,D,A,E (requires Irish Tenor string set). In both tunings, notes are clear and bold, with just the right amount of punch and sustain needed for tenor playing. 

Central to the success of the Goodtime™ banjo is the construction which utilizes high-quality materials and components, including a three-ply violin-grade maple rim, and an exceptionally stable and slender hard rock maple neck, ensuring that it delivers a rich, full sound with excellent clarity and projection. The Goodtime™ tailpiece is our own design, the tension hoop is rolled in-house from raw metal. We took time to source the best possible tuners to compliment the Goodtime™ affordability and topped it off with the best banjo strings on the market.

Made in America at the Deering Banjo factory in California, the Goodtime™ Openback 19-Fret Tenor 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.

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Here at Sound Pure we hand-select used and vintage pieces of gear for our inventory. Our used selection always reflects the high standards of quality and craftsmanship that we expect from all of our manufacturers.   We are a small team of dedicated experts, located in Durham, NC.  We buy, trade, and consign instruments that we truly believe in.  Because of this, we have developed a reputation of quality and trust with our customers, located all over the world.   Our best customers are the ones that truly understand our personal touch and commitment to everything we sell, and range from hobbyists and enthusiasts to some of the biggest names in the business.  Our passion bridges the products we love with the real relationships we develop with our customer - whether they are a lifelong musician, or they are just getting started on their musical journey but care about value, quality, and being treated right.  

We vigorously test everything we take in to ensure authenticity, functionality, and reliability.  We are supported by one of the most well-respected luthiers in the Southeast, guaranteeing products that come in are thoroughly vetted, and that products that go out our in premium, performance- ready shape.   We are so confident in our ability to provide the highest quality music equipment in the industry, we even invented our “Try Before You Buy” program where we can ship out a product before collecting actual payment. 

Sound Pure's inventory is constantly changing, ever-evolving, with some items sold before reaching the website.    Looking for something specific? Have questions about this product's condition or history?  Want more photos, or to simply chat with an expert who's had his hands on this actual piece of gear?  It is truly our pleasure to talk with our customers, please do contact us now.  



Neck Wood: Rock Maple

Neck Shape: U

Stain: None

Finish: Satin

Nut Width: 1 3/16"

Nut Material: Lexan Polycarbonate

Frets: 19 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets

Scale Length, Nut to Bridge: 23"



Rim: 3-Ply Violin Grade Maple

Rim Diameter: 11"

Tone Ring: Yes

Head: 11" Bottom Frosted High Crown

Tension Hoop: Beveled Steel Tension Hoop

Hooks & Nuts: 16 Flat J-Hooks and 9/32" Hex Nuts

Hardware Plating: Nickel

Tailpiece: Deering Patented Goodtime Tailpiece

Finish: Hand Rubbed Polyurethane w/ Carnuba Wax Finish



Overall Instrument Length: 35"

Weight Approx.: 4.5 lbs

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