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Classic Goodtime Special™ Plectrum


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A progressive tone projects from the patent pending Special tonering on this vintage stained Classic Goodtime Special Plectrum banjo. Lighter weight than a more expensive banjo with a bronze tone ring, this banjo is easier to manage when you travel and still has a Deering original patent pending Special steel tone ring for a bright and crisp sound. This is a quality banjo made in the USA of high grade wood with simple detailing so that it is affordable and provides the highest level of sound quality for a reasonable price. The top of the Goodtime plectrum line, you get the projection of the resonator, the bright ring of the tone ring and a easily playable banjo. A pickup can be installed as an optional upgrade. The rich brown stain, planetary tuners, and Deering peghead shape gives the classic look of a vintage banjo.

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 (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

Slender Rock Maple Neck
22 pressed in Nickel Silver Frets
Stained a Rich Brown
White dot inlays and Detailing
Planetary Tuners
Durable Satin Finish

3 ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Stained Rich Brown
NEW Patent Pending Steel Goodtime Tone Ring
11″ Frosted Bottom High Crown Head
Steel Tension Hoop
Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
16 Bracket Shoes
16 Flat Hooks and 9/32″ Hex Nuts
Patented Adjustable Goodtime Tailpiece
2 Piece Flange
Nickel Plated Armrest
Nickel Plated Hardware

Maple Resonator Stained Rich Brown
Black Binding
Durable Satin Finish

Comes with a Triangle Box/case

Gig Bag or Hardshell Case priced separately

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

Tuned: C,G,B,D for Dixieland or Traditional Jazz
or like 4 strings of a guitar D,G,D,E for guitar players
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
Comes from the factory with light gauge strings
You can use medium strings on this banjo as well.

Neck Width at the Nut 1 3/16″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4"
Resonator diameter 12″
Overall Instrument Length 38″
Weight Approx. 8 lbs

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.

Prices and Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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