Goodtime Americana 5-String Banjo (2022) – Natural

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Goodtime Americana 5-String Banjo (2022) – Natural


UPC: 840394011073


The Americana is the first 5-string banjo from Deering to be fitted with their new Grand 12” rim, which gives the banjo a stronger bass response and a much warmer tone. The fullness and warmth of the larger rim is further enhanced by the addition of a 12” Renaissance head which beautifully complements the banjo both visually and sonically. Made in America.

Continuing the long-standing Goodtime philosophy of offering the best value American made banjos available, the Americana is the lowest priced 12” model on the market today and retains the distinctive natural blonde Goodtime aesthetics. In keeping with the rest of the Goodtime line, this banjo also features guitar style tuners, a rock maple neck, nickel plated hardware, and hardwood inlays.

Played with an old-time style technique, the Americana is reminiscent of banjos from a period when larger rims were more prevalent which makes the 12” a great setup for playing old time music. A traditional 11” banjo with a frosted top head has a far brighter sound and will “cut” more. Since the combination of the Grand 12” rim and the Renaissance head makes for a wonderfully laid-back sound in comparison, the Americana lends itself perfectly for musicians looking to use the banjo to back up a vocalist or another instrument, instead of playing the lead instrument role.

Take a walk on the wide side with the new Goodtime Americana™ banjo.



·         Neck Wood: Rock Maple

·         Neck Shape: Comfortable "D" Shape

·         Stain: Natural Maple

·         Finish: Satin

·         Nut Width: 1 1/4"

·         Nut Material: Lexan Polycarbonate

·         Tuners: Sealed Geared Tuners

·         5th String Tuner: Goodtime Geared 5th String Tuner

·         Frets: 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets


·         Rim: 3-Ply Violin Grade Maple

·         Rim Diameter: 12"

·         Tone Ring:

·         Head: 12" Renaissance Medium Crown

·         Tension Hoop: Beveled Steel Tension Hoop

·         Hooks & Nuts: 16 Flat J-Hooks with 9/32″ Nuts

·         Armrest: Goodtime Armrest

·         Hardware Plating: Nickel

·         Tailpiece: Deering Patented Goodtime Tailpiece

·         Finish: Hand Rubbed Polyurethane with Carnuba Wax Finish


·         Neck Width at the Nut: 1 1/4"

·         Scale Length Nut to Bridge: 26 1/4"

·         Rim Diameter: 12"

·         Overall Instrument Length: 37 1/2"

·         Weight Approx.: 4.5 lbs


·         Comes strung with Deering Light Gauge Strings

·         String gauges: 10, 11, 13, 21w, 10

·         Comes tuned: G, D, G, B, D

·         Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Gig bags and hardshell cases available.


The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Goodtime banjo a Six Year Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.

All new Goodtime banjos carry a six-year limited warranty when you send in the warranty card or register online.

The warranty covers defective materials or workmanship. The warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, fret wear, finish, or accidental damage. It does not cover any instrument case, gig bag, gig bag handles, zippers, latches or case hardware. The warranty is not transferable to subsequent owners. Incidental and consequential damages are excluded from this warranty and we assume no liability other than for the actual repair of the instrument. Register your Goodtime banjo to validate your warranty and receive your Banjo Maintenance Manual. Deering reserves the right to repair or replace the product following suitable evaluation. Customer is responsible for shipping to and from factory for all repairs, whether warranty or non-warranty. Deering reserves the right to repair or replace the product following suitable evaluation.


Case or Gig Bag Included? – A Goodtime Banjo padded gig bag is available.

We also offer accessory packages that can include tuners, straps, strings, capos, etc.

This banjo is NEW condition with a factory (6-year) warranty. If you have any questions or concerns about this statement or the quality of the banjo, please contact us. All pictures of this banjo are of the actual banjo and are not stock photos We want to make sure that you are happy with your purchase, so please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Many of our items are for sale on multiple online sites and for sale in our shop. We reserve the right to cancel any listing because of a previous sale.

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