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Artisan Goodtime Special Banjo

$1,299.00

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Description

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.

Description Specs Media Why Teachers Like Us

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 complements 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.

Banjo Specs

Neck:

  • Slender Rock Maple Neck Stained a Rich Brown
  • Vintage Artisan Style Inlays
  • Midnight Maple Fingerboard
  • 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
  • Goodtime Special Logo Engraved On Peghead
  • Planetary Tuners
  • Geared 5th String Tuner
  • Durable Satin Finish
  • Spikes installed at 7th, 9th, and 10th frets
  • Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead

Pot:

  • 11" 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim Stained Rich Brown
  • Patented Goodtime Special Tone Ring
  • Steel Tension Hoop
  • 11″ Frosted Top High Crown Head
  • 5/8″ Maple/Ebony Goodtime Bridge
  • 16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Nuts
  • 16 Bracket Shoes with Screw Attachments
  • Deering Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
  • Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
  • Durable Satin Finish

Resonator

  • Maple Resonator Stained Rich Brown
  • Black Binding
  • Durable Satin Finish

Tone:

Has a clear and bright sound of maple. Easy to play with clarity of note separation.

Strings:

Comes strung with Deering Light Gauge Banjo Strings

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″
  • Rim Diameter 11″
  • Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
  • Overall Instrument Length 38″
  • Weight Approx. 8 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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Why Teachers Love This Banjo

Teachers look critically at a banjo because they want their students to be successful. Viewed from a teacher’s eye, he/she requires a banjo to be constructed with musical accuracy, ease of playability, adjustability, and durability. These are the reasons that teachers recommend the Goodtime banjo.

  • Rich Musical Tone and Accuracy
  • Ease Of Play
  • Easy To Maintain

The Details


1

Deering Goodtime Smile Bridge

The responsive sensitivity of the maple, with the hard, dense ebony top contributes to the Goodtime banjos clear, resonant responsiveness.

2

Quiet Tailpiece

Specially selected metal is used to prevent the tailpiece from making “its own sound” and muddying up the banjo’s tone. The violin maple rim is supposed to sing, not your tailpiece.

3

Stability Enhancing J-hooks

The proprietary Deering J-hooks are wider at the top to prevent twisting off the tension hoop when tightening the banjo head.



4

Quiet Coordinator Rod

Made of special alloy that is strong and does not interfere with the singing resonance of the violin maple rim.

5

3-Ply Violin Grade Maple Rim

The maple in the Goodtime rim is the exact wood used in the finest violins in the world. Only Derring puts this professional grade 3-ply maple rim in a banjo in this price range.



6

Sealed Geared Tuners

Five high quality geared tuning machines make tuning the Goodtime banjo easy, accurate and fun. Too many student banjos are cursed with poor quality tuners, so the students blame themselves for an out of tune banjo when it’s the tuner that is at fault.

7

Rock Maple Neck

This fine grained, dense, extremely hard, wood creates a stable neck, and imparts a bright, crisp quality to the Goodtime banjo tone.

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