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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.

    Case available separately     Gigbag available separately
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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
$1,099 USD
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$1,099 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
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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
  •  
  • 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.