When the Goodtime banjo was first introduced, it was the only banjo in the price range that had a hard wood rim. The rim was a multi-ply rim of maple and birch, and created a sweet, rich, and bright sounding banjo. It quickly became the recommended choice of banjo teachers to their students.
Deering could have rested on the laurels of this success but, when Deering discovered the fabulous tone of the violin grade maple in the Deering, Vega and Tenbrooks banjos, Greg Deering broke every tradition in the world of music by building every Goodtime banjo with the same three ply, violin grade maple rim. Check out the videos or come in to Gladesville and try one for yourself.