Skip Navigation Website Accessibility

Deering Goodtime Americana


Add to Cart
Neck Width 1-1/4″
Scale Length 26 1/4″
Rim Diameter 12″
Neck Wood Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
Number Of Frets 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Fingerboard Inlay Hardwood Bow Tie Inlays
Tuners Sealed Geared Tuners / Geared 5th String Tuner
Finish Durable Satin Finish
Pot Wood Blonde 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Hoop Steel Tension Hoop
Head 12″ Renaissance Medium Crown Head
Hardware 16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Nuts / 16 Bracket Shoes with Screw Attachments
Tailpiece Deering Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
Coordinator Rod Steel Coordinator Rod

Gig bag or Hardshell Case sold separately
The Americana™ is the first 5-string banjo from Deering to be fitted with their new Grand 12” rim, which gives the banjo a stronger bass response and a much warmer tone. The fullness and warmth of the larger rim is further enhanced by the addition of a 12” Renaissance head which beautifully complements the banjo both visually and sonically.

Continuing the long standing Goodtime philosophy of offering the best value American made banjos available, the Americana is the lowest priced 12” model on the market today and retains the distinctive natural blonde Goodtime aesthetics. In keeping with the rest of the Goodtime line, this banjo also features guitar style tuners, a rock maple neck, nickel plated hardware, and hardwood inlays.

Played with an old time style technique, the Americana is reminiscent of banjos from a period when larger rims were more prevalent which makes the 12” a great setup for playing old time music. A traditional 11” banjo with a frosted top head has a far brighter sound and will “cut” more. Since the combination of the Grand 12” rim and the Renaissance head makes for a wonderfully laid back sound in comparison, the Americana lends itself perfectly for musicians looking to use the banjo to back up a vocalist or another instrument, instead of playing the a lead instrument role.
Take a walk on the wide side with the new Goodtime Americana™ banjo.