Deering Goodtime Two Plectrum

Deering Goodtime Two Plectrum

Brand: Deering | Stock Id: GOODTIME-G2-PLEC

Specially designed for Dixieland or Traditional Jazz and tuned 4th to 1st String C,G,B,D for that style of music, the term Plectrum refers to the fact that they are played with a flat pick which in the old days was called a plectrum. The plectrum banjo in more recent times has found a home with guitar players who tune it like the last four strings of a guitar in D,G,B,E and use their guitar fingering making it very easy to play.

Made in the USA at the Deering shop with the same tooling we use to make the top of the line banjos, the Goodtime banjos are the lowest priced American made banjos. They are so good many professionals have recorded with Goodtime banjos – they are simple and durable and great playing. The Goodtime 2 banjo is enhanced for more projection of sound by including the back of the banjo, called a resonator which projects the sound to the audience. The Goodtime 2 has an added steel flange which attaches the resonator to the rim of the Goodtime.However, it is not nearly as loud as the Goodtime Special banjo because it does not have a tone ring. So it is quieter to play and good for at home. The Goodtime 2 weighs only 6 lbs and is about the weight of a good guitar. If you want a great low priced jazz banjo for travel and leisure this is the quality best buy on the market!
Special (Tone Ring Version) also available. (GOODTIME-GS-PLEC)
Goodtime Two Ple 4f02bfcdf2f78 copy


Style: 4-String Plectrum (22-Fret) Resonator Banjo

Head: 11″ Frosted Bottom High Crown Head

Rim: 11″ Blonde 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim

Neck Wood: Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck

Made in USA


Goodtime Resonator Banjos


  • Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
  • 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
  • Hardwood Bow Tie Inlays
  • Sealed Geared Tuners
  • Durable Satin Finish
  • Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead


  • 11″ Blonde 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
  • Steel Tension Hoop
  • 11″ Frosted Bottom 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
  • Nickel Plated Armrest
  • Nickel Plated Hardware
  • Durable Satin Finish


  • Resonator of Blonde Maple
  • Black Binding
  • Durable Satin Finish


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


C,G,B,D in standard Plectrum Tuning.
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.


  • Neck Width at the Nut 1 3/16″
  • Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
  • Rim Diameter 11″
  • Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
  • Overall Instrument Length 38″
  • Weight Approx. 6 lbs

Due to ongoing product development efforts, specifications are subject to change without notice.

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