Artisan Goodtime Special Openback Banjo


Featuring Midnight Maple Fingerboard and Vintage Artisan inspired inlays!

The patented Special Tone Ring found beneath the beauty of the Artisan Goodtime Special Openback  makes it louder and brighter than the standard openback model and is great for players who like to jam and want to be heard. The rich brown stain, planetary tuners, and Deering peg head shape gives the classic look of a vintage banjo. This versatile banjo can also be played in the keys of A, B, or C by using the spikes which are already installed and a capo. If you enjoy playing standing up this is perfect as it weighs 6.5 lbs and you can stand up play it all night long!

Being an openback banjo, this is great for the Clawgrass style of playing because the tone ring gives it that brighter tone needed for Clawgrass music and other modern openback styles that need a banjo with sustain that projects freely. It is first and foremost a very playable instrument, that is built to be durable and travel easily, while being a superb sounding banjo that pleases audiences.

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. 

Made at our factory in Spring Valley, California (outside of San Diego), 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. 

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
11″ Frosted Top Head
Steel Tension Hoop
Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
16 Bracket Shoes
16 Flat Hooks and 9/32″ Hex Nuts
Patented Adjustable Goodtime Tailpiece
Nickel Plated Armrest
Nickel Plated Hardware
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

Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″,
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Diameter 11″
Overall Instrument Length 37.5″
Weight Approx. 6.5 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.