If you want a top quality reasonably priced banjo, this is the one! The American made Deering Goodtime 5 String Banjo weighs only 4 pounds so it is ideal for traveling, camping, hiking, or taking to the beach. With its open back, the Goodtime banjo provides a vibrant singing tone. The Goodtime banjo is light enough for children to hold and play and is the perfect banjo for a child to start out with. More people succeed in learning to play when they start out on a Deering Goodtime banjo!