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Steve Martin Giving Tuesday Banjo

Description

The Steve Martin Giving Tuesday Charity Banjo is entirely one-of-a-kind. With the maple wood stained a brilliant green and the metal parts finished in light blue, this has the vibrant energy that Steve is loved for. In the peghead “GIVING” is burned in among beautiful scroll artwork. This is Steve’s Giving Tuesday Charity Banjo.

The drum head of the banjo has been signed by Steve Martin, he also personalized It with a hand drawing of his iconic “Arrow Through the Head”.

The charity Steve chose for this auction to benefit is World Central Kitchen Founded in 2010 by Chef José Andrés, World Central Kitchen (WCK) uses the power of food to heal communities and strengthen economies in times of crisis and beyond. WCK has created a new model for disaster response through its work helping devastated communities recover and establish resilient food systems. WCK has served more than 45 million fresh meals to people impacted by natural disasters and other crises around the world in countries including The Bahamas, Indonesia, Lebanon, Mozambique, Venezuela, and the United States. WCK’s Resilience Programs in the Caribbean and Central America have trained hundreds of chefs and school cooks, advanced clean cooking practices, and awarded grants to farms, fisheries and small food businesses while also providing training and networking opportunities. 

This banjo is based on the Deering Artisan Goodtime Two this banjo has a resonator back for projection, and a violin grade maple rim that gives it a bright and clear tone. Designed and built in the USA by Deering Banjos at their factory in Spring Valley, California specifically for this auction. 

SPECS:

The Artisan Goodtime banjos embody Greg Deering’s lifelong vision for the Deering Banjo Company – to make the best sounding, playing, looking, and best value U.S.A. made banjo that he possibly could. It is a never-ending quest that Deering pursues every single day.  

NECK: 

  • Slender Rock Maple Neck Stained Green.
  • White Pearloid Artisan Style Inlays set in the Midnight Maple Fingerboard  
  • 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets 
  • “GIVING” Burned into the Peghead with Scroll Artwork
  • Planetary Tuners 
  • Geared 5th String Tuner 
  • Durable Satin Finish 
  • Spikes installed at 7th, 9th, and 10th frets 
  • Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead 

 

POT: 

  • 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim Stained Green
  • Steel Tension Hoop, and Two Piece Flange Set with a Hypoallergenic Light Blue Powder Finish.
  • 11″ Frosted Top High Crown Head Signed by Steve Martin and Personalized with a Hand Drawing of His Iconic Arrow Through the Head.
  • 5/8″ Maple/Ebony Goodtime Bridge 
  • 16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Nuts 
  • 16 Bracket Shoes with Screw Attachments 
  • Deering Patented Goodtime Tailpiece with a Hypoallergenic Light Blue Powder Finish.
  • Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments 
  • Durable Satin Finish 
  • Light Blue Hypoallergenic Powder Finished Arm Rest 

 

RESONATOR: 

  • Maple Resonator Stained Green
  • Black Binding 
  • Durable Satin Finish 

 

TONE: 

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. 

 

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. 6 lbs 

Also comes with a Deering Gig Bag Case 

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.

*Shipping, Customs and Duty fees paid by recipient

 


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