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Priceless Craftsmanship in the States

Made in the USA at the Deering Banjo factory in Spring Valley, CA, Goodtime Banjos provide an exceptional level of quality at an affordable price. Their high level of detail and craftsmanship will provide you the playing experience you demand out of your instrument. With lots of models to choose, including open back, resonators, plectrums, and tenors, you’ll find the one to suit your needs. Many professionals like Winston Marshal from Mumford and Sons, tour and record with Goodtime Banjos. Play one, and you’ll know why they do! If you demand yet a higher level of banjo, talk to us about special ordering a Deering banjo. Without a doubt, these are the best banjos on the market!


Deering Banjos In-Stock

Made like a Dream

Founded in 1975, Deering Banjos have grown to become the largest manufacturer of banjos in America. Whether you are a novice or a professional, there is a Deering banjo for you! We specialize in the Goodtime line of banjos, handmade in San Diego, CA like all other Deering Banjos....


Remember that First Guitar


"I commuted here all the way from Stockton because of the high praise this place has on Yelp. From my recent experience, JAMS Music has totally exceeded my expectations."

Andy D.
Ripon, CA

"...I've had the pleasure of speaking with John, Brian, and Jake and they were all very helpful and full of knowledge... If you're on the fence about visiting this shop, let me urge you over; it's definitely worth a visit"

Dublin, CA

I shopped around for a while at a bunch of stores looking for a beginner guitar setup.  John at JAMS was more helpful and knowledgeable than anyone at any other store that I've been to.  He explained the difference between the guitars, pickups, amps, and even the picks.  JAMS is also very competitively priced! JAMS will be getting all of my music business.

Christopher S.
Hayward, CA

A friend told me about this place so I stopped in and I was really impressed. John is awesome, helpful, and incredibly knowledgeable.  The guitar tech they've got in the back is amazing as well. My poor bass sat in storage for 6 years and I dropped it off for some work. I was amazed with the results. Really brought her back to life. Incredible craftsmanship.

Pleasanton, CA

"It was about time for the Tri-Valley to get a really top-notch music store.  I have been going to JAMS Music for a little over 2 years, and the place gets better every time I go in...I am a very happy and satisfied customer, and recommend JAMS Music to all my musician friends.  It an absolutely wonderful and friendly environment, and they are very easy to do business with.  

Gail E.
Livermore, CA

"Just used JAMS Music to repair my daughter's flute. Ian, the brass & woodwind repair tech is excellent. He knows what he's doing and is very ethical. I won't hesitate to bring my future business back there!"

Linda K.
Dublin, CA

"This is my go-to music store. My two kids have taken guitar lessons here, and both loved it...I would give them six stars if I could."

Mark K.
San Ramon, CA

"All of the staff were welcoming and always answered my questions thoroughly.  I highly recommend these guys."

Steve B.
San Ramon, CA