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  • Deering's Goodtime Special 17-fret tenor banjo brings simple good looks and a patented steel tone ring for bright clear tone. Short, 21" scale means closely spaced frets.

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Deering Tenor Goodtime Special, 17-Fret  (TGOOD2SP-17)
  ** See below to compare 17-fret to 19-fret Goodtime tenors **
  • Neck
  • Neck Wood: Rock Maple
  • Neck Shape:
  • Stain: None
  • Finish: Satin
  • Nut Width: 1 1/8"
  • Nut Material: Lexan Polycarbonate
  • Tuners: Sealed Geared Tuners
  • 5th String Tuner:
  • Frets: 17 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
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  • Pot
  • Rim: 11" 3-Ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
  • Rim Diameter: 11"
  • Tone Ring: Patented Goodtime Special Steel Tone Ring
  • Head: 11" Bottom Frosted High Crown
  • Tension Hoop: Beveled Steel Tension Hoop
  • Hooks & Nuts: 16 Flat J-Hooks with 9/32″ Nuts
  • Flange: Two Piece Goodtime Series Flange
  • Armrest: Goodtime Armrest
  • Hardware Plating: Nickel
  • Tailpiece: Deering Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
  • Finish: Hand Rubbed Polyurethane with Carnuba Wax Finish
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  • Resonator
  • Resonator Wood: 3-Ply Poplar/Poplar/Maple
  • Resonator Finish: Satin
  • Resonator Sidewalls: Straight
  • Resonator Diameter: 13 7/8"
  • Resonator Stain: None
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  • Dimensions
  • Neck Width at the Nut: 1 1/8"
  • Scale Length Nut to Bridge: 21"
  • Rim Diameter: 11"
  • Overall Instrument Length: 32"
  • Weight Approx.: 8 lbs
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  • Warranty: 6 Years
  • Deering Tenor Strings: 10, 16, 24w, 30w
  • Comes tuned: C, G, D, A
  • Easily tuned to other common tenor tunings
** Comparison - Goodtime 17-fret vs 19-fret tenor banjos **
17-fret - shorter neck (13-1/2" nut to rim), frets spaced more closely (21" scale), 1-1/8" nut
19-fret - longer neck (15-1/2" nut to rim), frets spaced farther apart (23" scale), 1-3/16" nut
Most tenor banjo cases & bags accommodate the 2" length difference. 

Deering Tenor Goodtime Special Resonator Banjo - 17 Frets

Expert Setup
Limited Warranty Included

SKU: TGOOD2SP-17

Regular price
$1,029 USD
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$1,029 USD
Deering's Goodtime Special 17-fret tenor banjo brings simple good looks and a patented steel tone ring for bright clear tone. Short, 21" scale means closely spaced frets.

Case available separately     Gigbag available separately
More Details

More Details

Exact appearance of new instruments may vary.
Deering Tenor Goodtime Special, 17-Fret  (TGOOD2SP-17)
  ** See below to compare 17-fret to 19-fret Goodtime tenors **
  • Neck
  • Neck Wood: Rock Maple
  • Neck Shape:
  • Stain: None
  • Finish: Satin
  • Nut Width: 1 1/8"
  • Nut Material: Lexan Polycarbonate
  • Tuners: Sealed Geared Tuners
  • 5th String Tuner:
  • Frets: 17 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
  •  
  • Pot
  • Rim: 11" 3-Ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
  • Rim Diameter: 11"
  • Tone Ring: Patented Goodtime Special Steel Tone Ring
  • Head: 11" Bottom Frosted High Crown
  • Tension Hoop: Beveled Steel Tension Hoop
  • Hooks & Nuts: 16 Flat J-Hooks with 9/32″ Nuts
  • Flange: Two Piece Goodtime Series Flange
  • Armrest: Goodtime Armrest
  • Hardware Plating: Nickel
  • Tailpiece: Deering Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
  • Finish: Hand Rubbed Polyurethane with Carnuba Wax Finish
  •  
  • Resonator
  • Resonator Wood: 3-Ply Poplar/Poplar/Maple
  • Resonator Finish: Satin
  • Resonator Sidewalls: Straight
  • Resonator Diameter: 13 7/8"
  • Resonator Stain: None
  •  
  • Dimensions
  • Neck Width at the Nut: 1 1/8"
  • Scale Length Nut to Bridge: 21"
  • Rim Diameter: 11"
  • Overall Instrument Length: 32"
  • Weight Approx.: 8 lbs
  •  
  • Warranty: 6 Years
  • Deering Tenor Strings: 10, 16, 24w, 30w
  • Comes tuned: C, G, D, A
  • Easily tuned to other common tenor tunings
** Comparison - Goodtime 17-fret vs 19-fret tenor banjos **
17-fret - shorter neck (13-1/2" nut to rim), frets spaced more closely (21" scale), 1-1/8" nut
19-fret - longer neck (15-1/2" nut to rim), frets spaced farther apart (23" scale), 1-3/16" nut
Most tenor banjo cases & bags accommodate the 2" length difference.