Deering Banjos

Blues Angel Music is proud to offer American made Deering Banjos. Every Deering Banjo is handmade by Greg and Janet Deering and their staff of 48 banjo specialists in Spring Valley, California. The staff has nearly 300 years’ combined experience building banjos, allowing them to make a premium product in every price range. The company has made more than 100,000 banjos over their run, and they have no plans of slowing down.

We currently stock a small selection of Deering Banjos, but we can get any instrument in their line. Check the Deering Digital Catalog for a full look at all they offer.

Deering Goodtime Banjo
GOODTIME™ BANJO

Made in America. Easy to play! Durable and easy to maintain! The Goodtime banjo produces a vibrant ringing tone from its natural finished violin grade maple rim. At only 4 pounds, the weight makes it ideal for both children and adults to play and to travel with conveniently.

Teachers and professionals around the world recommend the Goodtime banjo for greater success in learning to play.

Goodtime Artisan Banjo
ARTISAN GOODTIME BANJO

The stunning new Artisan Goodtime banjo embodies Greg Deering’s lifelong vision for the Deering Banjo Company – to make the best sounding, best playing, best looking, and best value U.S.A. made banjo that he possibly could. It is a never ending quest that Deering pursues every single day. So with improved tooling and a higher than normal dose of creativity, we bid farewell to our old friend the Classic Goodtime and welcome with open arms the stunning aesthetic of the new Artisan Goodtime Banjos. Made in America.

Lightweight enough to travel with, convenient enough to keep by your easy chair at home, the Goodtime Artisan is great for hours of practice with a neck that is both comfortable to play and accurate to fret.

Goodtime Two Banjo
GOODTIME TWO™ BANJO

Greg Deering designed the Goodtime banjos because there were no low priced banjos of enough quality for people to actually learn on without difficulty or giving up. He remembers what it was like to want a good banjo and not be able to afford one, so his gift to others is the Goodtime banjo line. Designed for success, the Goodtime banjos are the lowest priced American made banjos. They are so good many professionals have recorded with Goodtime banjos.

The Goodtime Two weighs 6 lbs – about the weight of a guitar. The Goodtime Two has a natural blonde maple with a satin finish to protect it. The rich, golden tone and the reverberation off the resonator sound great. You can definitely tell a volume difference between open back and a Goodtime Two. The sound waves aren’t getting trapped between you and the banjo, which makes a pretty big difference. If you want a great low priced bluegrass banjo for travel and leisure that plays correctly and is durable, this is the best buy on the market!

Goodtime Artisan Special
GOODTIME SPECIAL™ BANJO

The newly Patented Goodtime Special Tone Ring designed by Deering produces a powerfully crisp, bright, sparkling tone, a considerable step up in tone from the original tone ring that was featured on our Goodtime Special banjos. The volume of tone is a wonderful surprise to players. If you’re looking for a banjo with good volume and tone, and prefer to keep the cost as low as possible, then this is the banjo for you.

This banjo will perform well in a jam session or band setting, feel comfortable, fret correctly, and be a stable instrument you can play for years to come.