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Looking For A New Banjo

Posted by topherak on Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Im looking for a new openback banjo, so I can learn clawhammer. I heard that the Deering Goodtime is a good choice. I need something fairly cheap under $600 Any ideas??

3 comments on “Looking For A New Banjo”

fisher Says:
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 @5:12:01 PM

The Goodtime has agreat sound.Maple rocks

gkuchan Says:
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 @5:17:55 PM

In the under $600 range...I don't think you can do much better than a Gold Tone....Actually, you can't get much better than a fouth of Chuck Lee, but then you have to figure out which fourth...so, I'd go with the Gold tone...But if you already have a "Bluegrass" banjo, save your money and lear on that...atleast until you can afford half a Chuck Lee.

dbrooks Says:
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 @6:19:51 PM

In the Classifieds you can get some good buys that will outperform a Goodtime, I think.  The Goodtime is a nice banjo, but at $600 you are approaching the range of some much nicer banjos.  A Ramsey for $750.  Mralston aahs some old conversion banjos occasionally that look pretty good.  Bart Reiter sells a banjo every month or so on Ebay and they go for $700 - 850.  These are banjos you are unlikely to outgrow.

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