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Deering: Goodtime

Submitted by Rick McKeon on 11/18/2009

Where Purchased: Janet Davis Music Company

Year Purchased: 2009
Price Paid: 379 ($US)


Great sound and volume for an open-back banjo. I have another banjo with a heavy brass tone ring. It has great sound, but is very heavy. I am not dissapointed in the sound of the Goodtime.

Sound Rating: 8


JDMC did a great job on the setup. I had them put a Bart Veerman bridge on it.

Setup Rating: 10


I love the look - bright and light.

Appearance Rating: 8


The dove-tail head joint scares me a little bit, but as long as it doesn't come off, I'm happy.

Reliability Rating: 8

Customer Service

JDMC is great to deal with. They are always friendly and helpful.

Customer Service: 10


Good quality parts.

Components Rating: 8

Overall Comments

Just got my Goodtime banjo yesterday, and I am lovin' it. Great sound and volume. I especially like the weight. At 4 lbs. I can pick it up with one hand without effort. It makes banjo playing fun.

Overall Rating: 9

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