Banjo Hangout Logo
Banjo Hangout Logo

Premier Sponsors

Banjo Lovers Online

Banjo Reviews

Review Categories

Most Recent

The banjo reviews database is here to help educate people before they purchase an instrument. Of course, this is not meant to be a substitute for playing the instrument yourself!

6919 reviews in the archive.

Deering  Goodtime Two Crow Banjo Package Banjo Reviews

Submitted by Steve Williams (see all reviews from this person) on 1/4/2013

Where Purchased: Dean Johnson's Music

Year Purchased: 2012
Price Paid: Don't Remember historic exchange rates / currency converter


This banjo suits my needs perfectly. I play a hybrid style with a plectrum - crosspicking rolls, Reno single string stuff, Stanley B string chokes -anything goes, and The Crow delivers the goods. Loud enough to hang with my partner's Martin dreadnoughts, but not twangy...just a nice sounding banjo.

Sound Rating: 10


Setup was perfect. Dean Johnson's had went over the factory setup, and between the two I am very well pleased. I owned and played an original "Gumby Goodtime" for a number of years and never changed anything but the strings - the tuners, bridge, and tailpiece all worked fine so I saw no reason to change them...I am expecting The Crow to be the same way.

Setup Rating: 10


I like the newer peghead design and the bowtie position markers which I didn't have before. And "The Crow" logo is way cool in my book...not overpowering but enough to set it apart. Fit and finish are perfect.

Appearance Rating: 10


Very nice and solid, I haven't found anything that I foresee a future problem with. I bought it to perform with, and it delivers the goods.

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

I never had any problems with my first Deering, and with the company's reputation for customer service I am quite comfortable. The six year warranty just makes it that much better.

Customer Service: 10


All of the accessories in the Crow package are top shelf, and totaled up make for a good value when bought at anything below MSRP.

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

A slightly unique, good sounding banjo that suits my style and needs...I am well pleased with The Crow, and if it ever flew away I would definitely look for another one.

Overall Rating: 10

Hangout Network Help

View All Topics  |  View Categories