Deering Goodtime 2 Resonator Banjo with Hard Case
- Goodtime 2 BUNDLE
Goodtime 2 Banjo: Quality and Craftsmanship
The Goodtime 2 Banjo features a resonator back, which enhances the projection of sound. Crafted in the USA at the Deering shop, it is made with the same high-quality tooling used to create their top-of-the-line banjos. Greg Deering designed the Goodtime banjo line to address the need for affordable banjos without compromising on quality, making it easier for aspiring players to learn and enjoy the instrument.
- 11″ Frosted Top High Crown Head: Produces a clear and balanced tone.
- Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck: Offers stability and comfortable playability.
- 3-ply Violin Grade Goodtime Maple Rim: Delivers excellent tone and durability.
- 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets: Ensures precise intonation and smooth playing.
- Includes a Gig Bag: Provides protection and easy transportation.
Hard Shell Case
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What is a banjo resonator and what does it accomplish?
A resonator is the back, bowl-shaped part of a banjo that helps to reflect the sound out to your audience, thus making the banjo sound louder and brighter. This is in contrast to an open-back banjo, which does not have a resonator.
What is the difference in sound between a resonator banjo and an open-back banjo?
Resonator banjos project the sound toward the audience with more ringing (resonation). Open-back banjos have a more mellow and softer sound, but are sometimes preferred by banjo players of different play styles. Open-back banjos are preferred by old-time clawhammer banjo players, while newer bluegrass players sometimes prefer the louder ringing sound of a resonator banjo.
What banjo should a beginner buy?
We always recommend beginners pick up an instrument that they will proudly play and learn on. For this reason, we recommend banjos which provide a good value, without being cost prohibitive. Fortunately, some big names in banjos have continued to manufacture impeccable, affordable banjos which are perfect for beginners. We recommend beginners look at purchasing the following banjos:
What is the most common type of banjo
The most common type of banjo, especially in the US, is the 5-string banjo. The 5th string of the 5-string banjo is called the "thumb string" or "drone string" because of the clawhammer technique of thumb-picking the 5th string in syncopation with the other 4 strings.
How is a standard 5-string banjo tuned?
5-string banjos are most commonly tuned in "Open G" tuning. Starting from the 5th string to the 1st string, the notes are tuned G, D, G, B, D.