Hi there! Newbie here, I recently purchased a Deering Goodtime 19 Fret Tenor Banjo (5 string) on accident... I had never seen a regular Goodtime in person and didn't think to count the frets. The store I purchased it from is currently closed, so I am not sure how a return would work, but if no return is possible, would I have trouble playing clawhammer on this type of banjo? I'm a true beginner with a small small amount of Scruggs style learned, but I am switching to clawhammer and now I'm worried I messed up lol Any advice is appreciated, including fun styles and music to learn on this style banjo if I'm keeping it lol Thanks!
Ok I figured it out! It’s a Deering Goodtime Parlor Banjo. I paid the full price for a Deering Goodtime but I really like the Parlor’s size, it seems to be discontinued so I can’t find a price point for it. Any advice on what one of these costs new? Should I contact the store and let them know or not worth the hassle?
I've got a Goodtime parlor as my travel banjo. Great banjo for starting and learning clawhammer if that's what you want to do. It's sold as a parlor banjo not an A scale banjo. I keep mine in G tuning with regular medium strings even though Deering suggest using light gauge strings. Mines almost 10 years old now and hasn't warped or twisted. Can't remember what I paid for mine but it wasn't much either way from a regular Goodtime.