Deering Tenor Goodtime Openback Banjo, 17 Frets

sku: TGOOD17
Weighing about 4 pounds, this openback banjo is ideal for traveling, camping, hiking, or taking to the beach. The shorter 17 fret neck reduces the length of the entire banjo to just 32" end to end. Tuned like an Irish tenor banjo -- G,D,A,E, an octave lower than a mandolin. Can also be tuned in fifths like a cello (C,G,D,A), making it a great crossover instrument for string players!   More Details...


  • Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
  • 17 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
  • Hardwood Bow Tie Inlays
  • Sealed Geared Tuners
  • Durable Satin Finish
  • Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead


  • Blonde 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
  • Steel Tension Hoop
  • 11″ Frosted Bottom High Crown Head
  • 5/8″ Maple/Ebony Goodtime Bridge
  • 16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Nuts
  • 16 Bracket Shoes with Screw Attachments
  • Deering Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
  • Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
  • Durable Satin Finish
  • Openback


G,D,A,E in Irish tenor tuning

Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.


  • Comes with Deering Tenor Banjo Strings tuned in in Irish tenor tuning (G,D,A,E)
  • Gauges: 10 16 24w 30w
  • End Type: Loop


  • Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/8″
  • Scale Length Nut to Bridge 21″
  • Rim Diameter 11″
  • Overall Instrument Length 32″
  • Weight Approx. 4 lbs