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Artisan Goodtime Special Banjo

$1,299.00

Featuring Midnight Maple Fingerboard and Vintage Artisan inspired inlays!

The vintage look and vibrant tone of the patented Goodtime Special tone ring set this banjo apart, as clearly louder than the Goodtime Two and great for playing in a band setting.

The Artisan Goodtime Special has the look of an older banjo with the rich brown stain, Deering fiddle shaped peghead and planetary banjo tuners. The Artisan Goodtime Special can be heard with a sweet voice with sustain that compliments all the instruments in a band. Tuned to an open G Chord, with the spikes already installed, you can easily play in other keys.

The stunning new Artisan Goodtime banjos epitomizes Greg Deering’s lifelong vision for the Deering Banjo Company – to make the best sounding, best playing, best looking, and best value U.S.A. made banjo that he possibly could. Pearloid vintage artisan style inlays pop off the new Midnight Maple fingerboard, while the peg head is adorned with a beautifully engraved design.

The Artisan Goodtime Special banjo is an achievement in keeping the cost down while providing an instrument that will stay in tune and perform reliably because it is made with precision by skilled American craftsmen. Made efficiently at our factory in Spring Valley (San Diego area of California), this is a comfortably playable banjo with a wonderfully bright tone. It is a solid dependable instrument that is immensely playable with excellent tonality and clarity.

Neck:

  • Slender Rock Maple Neck Stained A Rich Brown
  • Vintage Artisan Style Inlays
  • Goodtime Logo Engraved On Peghead
  • Deering Peghead shape
  • Planetary Tuners & Geared 5th String Tuner
  • Durable Satin Finish
  • Spikes installed at 7th, 9th, & 10th frets
  • 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim Stained Rich Brown
  • Patented Goodtime Tone Ring
  • Frosted Top Head
  • Steel Tension Hoop
  • A Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
  • 16 Bracket Shoes
  • 16 Flat Hooks and 9/32″ Hex Nuts
  • Adjustable Goodtime Tailpiece
  • Nickel Plated Armrest
  • Nickel Plated Hardware
  • Durable Satin Finish
  • Resonator:
  • Maple Resonator Stained Rich Brown
  • Black Binding
  • Durable Satin Finish
  • Comes with a Triangle Box/Case
  • Gig Bag or Hardshell Case is priced separately
  • Has a clear and bright sound of maple.
  • Easy to play with clarity of note separation.
  • Tuned:
  • G,D,G,B,D in standard G tuning
  • Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
  • Comes from the factory with light gauge strings: 10, 11, 13, 21W, 10
  • Dimensions:
  • Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″,
  • Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
  • Overall Instrument Length 37.5″
  • Warranty:
  • The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Goodtime banjo a 6 year warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship. 
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Goodtime Midnight Special™

$1,329.00

A black & white stand alone banjo with a modern look, the Midnight Special is the pinnacle of the Goodtime line. Updated for 2016, the Midnight Special now features the same Midnight Maple fingerboard, inlay pattern and engraved peg head that was introduced on the Artisan banjos.

It also features our new patent pending Goodtime Tone Ring mounted on a violin grade maple 3-ply rim for a sound that rivals instruments several times the price. This modern black and white banjo has a look that is striking and classic at the same time. It's a modern banjo players banjo with great performance at an affordable price and of course it goes without saying...it is American Made!

Neck:
Slender Rock Maple Neck stained Black
Midnight Maple Fingerboard
Vintage Artisan Style Inlays
Goodtime Logo Engraved On Peghead
Deering Peg Head shape
Planetary Tuners

Geared 5th String Tuner
Durable Satin Finish
Spikes installed at 7th, 9th, & 10th frets

Pot:
3 ply Violin Grade Maple Rim Stained Black
NEW Patent Pending Nickel Plated Steel Goodtime Tone Ring
11″ Frosted Top High Crown Head
Steel Tension Hoop
16 Bracket Shoes
2 Piece Flange 
16 Flat Hooks 
16 9/32″ Hex Nuts
Patented Adjustable Goodtime Tailpiece
Nickel Plated Armrest
Nickel Plated Hardware
Maple Resonator stained Black accented with White Binding
Durable Satin Finish

Tone:
Has a clear and bright sound of maple that projects very well.Easy to play with clarity of note separation.

Tuned:
g,D,G,B,D in standard G tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38″
Weight Approx. 8.5 lbs

Warranty:
The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Goodtime Banjo a 6 year warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.

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