Deering Goodtime Two Parlor

Brand: Deering

Deering Goodtime Two Parlor

Brand: Deering

A smaller sized 19 fret 5-string Goodtime for easy reach needed by small women or children or for back seat pickers who want to play in a small space. It is shorter than your normal sized 22 fret 5-string, measuring 4” shorter.

The Parlor Goodtime allows for the standard fingering in playing a 5-string banjo, the frets are closer together so fingers don’t have to stretch as far to play the right chords. A child as young as five or six can easily get started on a Goodtime Parlor banjo. The sound of the Parlor Goodtime is not quite as loud and while it can be heard well, it is pleasant even during family conversations. Greg Deering made one and played Christmas Carols while the family opened gifts and the sound was wonderful background music for the holiday celebration. This joyful experience combined with the request from Deering’s good friend, Wayne Rice for a banjo to teach his young nephew, is what prompted the release of the new Goodtime Parlor banjo.

Special (Tone Ring Version) also available. (GOODTIME-GS-PAR)


  • Head: 11″ Frosted Top High Crown Head
  • Neck Wood: Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
  • Rim: 11″ Blonde 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
  • Style: 5-String Parlor (19-Fret) Resonator Banjo
  • Made in USA

Goodtime Two Resonator Banjos


Blond Slender Rock Maple Neck
19 Pressed in Nickel Silver Frets
Hardwood Bow Tie Inlays
Sealed Geared Tuners
Geared 5th String Tuner
Durable Satin Finish


Blond 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
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
Durable Satin Finish


Has a bright sound of maple.
The shorter string length has just a bit more tension which creates excellent projection from a little banjo.
Easy to play with clarity of note separation.


g,D,G,B,D in standard G tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well

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