Deering Goodtime Drop Kick Murphy Tenor Openback Banjo


The Deering Dropkick Murphy Tenor Goodtime openback banjo is an all maple banjo with a hard rock maple neck and a violin grade maple rim which delivers a great tone. The Open Back Drop Kick Murphy model is tuned in fifths G,D,A,E just like an octave mandolin so the fingering is especially familiar for mandolin and violin players but easy to play for any player. This Openback Deering Tenor banjo is light and easy to transport, which makes it great for beginners or experiences musicians on the go. Like Jeff DaRosa of the Dropkick Murphys says "Its never a bad time with Goodtime" and we can not agree more. Case sold separately.


  • Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
  • 19 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
  • Sealed Geared Tuners
  • Geared 5th String Tuner
  • Durable Satin Finish
  • Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead
  • Dropkick Murphys crest engraved in peghead
  • Exotic Wood Dot and Clover Inlays, with Boston banner and Dropkick Murphys engraved in neck


  • Blonde 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
  • Steel Tension Hoop
  • 11″ Frosted Top High Crown Head
  • 16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Nuts
  • 16 Bracket Shoes with Screw Attachments
  • Deering Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
  • Nickel plated Armrest
  • Nickel Plated Hardware
  • 2 Piece Flange Nickel plated Armrest
  • Nickel Plated Hardware


Has a bright sound of maple that projects well.

Easy to play with clarity of note separation and round full bodied tone.



G,D,A,E – Irish Tenor Tuning

Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.


  • Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
  • Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
  • Rim Diameter 11″
  • Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
  • Overall Instrument Length 38″
  • Weight Approx. 6 lbs

Vendor: Deering