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Old 05-07-2023, 09:55 PM
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Got this Deering Goodtime and a really nice case 30% off at a shop closing out sale. Very sad to see the shop go though. I've been wanting a banjo again just to noodle some basic stuff on, really enjoying it.
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Old 05-08-2023, 09:34 AM
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Good for you. A new banjo is always a good thing.

What is the zig-zag line below the nut?
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Old 05-08-2023, 10:45 AM
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Very nice! Now tighten up your clawhammer chops and quit your job.

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Grats on the new Banjo!!! and a deering to boot, ive been thinkin about picking up a banjo myself...now youre contributing to my decision
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Congrats!


Tracking says there's a new banjo waiting for me at the house!
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Old 05-08-2023, 04:29 PM
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The Deering Goodtime Banjos are quality instruments that are excellent to learn on and even some pros like Mean Mary use one professionally. Enjoy!
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Grats on the new Banjo!!! and a deering to boot, ive been thinkin about picking up a banjo myself...now youre contributing to my decision
Hard to believe you'd settle for a Deering, given your username!
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Hard to believe you'd settle for a Deering, given your username!
True, SS Stewart were the Masters of banjo building, got my eyes on a few atm. Gibson Rb-250 and a 1890s SS Stewart Special Thoroughbred are in the mix, Deering does have some great great banjos as well.
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What is the zig-zag line below the nut?
Most likely a glue joint.

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Mist likely a glue joint.
Yes, similar to Taylor Guitars' "Frankenstein" joint before they went to the current scarf-type joint.
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Good for you. A new banjo is always a good thing.

What is the zig-zag line below the nut?
It is a finger joint like they use in paint grade base boards.
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It is a finger joint like they use in paint grade base boards.
I'm aware of what finger joints are, I've just never seen one that looked like that. The only time I've seen finger joints that weren't really discrete were joints that had opened and been poorly re-glued. I was hoping that wasn't why the OP got a discount on his new banjo. That would make it not such a good deal.
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Yes, similar to Taylor Guitars' "Frankenstein" joint before they went to the current scarf-type joint.
Here's my Taylor finger joint. You can see there's a bit of a difference in this when compared to the Deering banjo as posted.

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The finger joint is standard on the Goodtime. I'm interested in banjos & check in at banjo hangout from time to time, never seen any complaints about the joint.
Pic from the Deering site:

https://www.deeringbanjos.com/collec...goodtime-banjo
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Old 08-26-2023, 08:58 AM
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Congrats to the OP on the new Goodtime.
Sorry to hear your local shop closed.

I own a Deering Solana 6-string (nylon classical style) built using the Goodtime template purchased new just before they terminated the model. The finger joint is smooth and strong.
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