Classic Goodtime Special™ Openback
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The Classic Goodtime Special Openback is louder and brighter than the original Goodtime model because it has the patent pending Special Tone Ring and is great for players who like to jam and want to be heard. The rich brown stain, planetary tuners, and Deering peghead 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 Classic Goodtime Special 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, 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
White Dot Inlays and Goodtime Logo on Peghead
Deering Peg Head shape
Geared 5th String Tuner
Durable Satin Finish
Spikes installed at 7th, 9th, & 10th frets
3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim Stained Rich Brown
NEW Patent Goodtime Special Tone Ring
11″ Frosted Top Head
Steel Tension Hoop
A 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″
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.