If you want a top quality reasonably priced banjo, this is the one! Deering makes it right here in America at the Deering Banjo factory. The Goodtime open-back banjo weighs only 4 pounds so it is ideal for traveling, camping, hiking, or taking to the beach. It provides a vibrant singing banjo 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 Goodtime banjo.Note: Some assembly required.