Deering Artisan Goodtime Special 5-String Banjo with Resonator


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Deering Banjo Company Goodtime Special Series 5-String Banjo with Resonator in Stained Rich Brown Finish

Featuring a Midnight Maple fingerboard and vintage artisan-inspired inlays, Deering Artisan Goodtime Special has the look of an older banjo with its rich brown stain, Deering fiddle-shaped peghead and planetary banjo tuners. Artisan Goodtime Special has 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.

  • Slender rock maple neck, 3-ply violin-grade maple rim and maple resonator, all stained rich brown
  • Planetary tuners and geared 5th string tuner
  • Spikes installed at 7th, 9th and 10th frets
  • Pressed-in nickel silver frets
  • Steel coordinator rod
  • 11" rim diameter, 13.875" resonator diameter
  • Deering fiddle-shaped peghead with engraved Goodtime logo
  • Deering patented Goodtime tailpiece

Please note, Deering instruments use a coated top banjo head. The manufacturing process can leave overspray on the edge of the head which rubs off during normal use. This overspray can also be removed with a microfiber cloth.

detail image of Deering Artisal Goodtime Special showing fiddle-shaped peghead with engraved Goodtime logo

Artisan Goodtime banjos epitomize Greg Deering's lifelong vision for the Deering Banjo Company: to make the best sounding, best playing, best looking and best value USA-made banjo that he possibly could. Pearloid vintage artisan style inlays pop off the Midnight Maple fingerboard, while the peg head is adorned with a beautifully engraved design.

detail image of Deering Artisal Goodtime Special body showing hook and rim

Artisan Goodtime Special is an achievement in keeping costs down while providing an instrument that will stay in tune and perform reliably because it's made with precision by skilled American craftsmen. Made efficiently at the Deering factory in Spring Valley, CA, this is a comfortable banjo with a wonderfully bright tone, a solid, dependable instrument that is immensely playable with excellent tonality and clarity.

detail image of Deering Artisal Goodtime Special body showing hook and rim
More Information
Manufacturer Deering
Condition New
Included from Manufacturer Deering light gauge banjo strings
Acoustic Body Style Banjo
String Material Steel
Number of Strings 5-Strings
Right/Left Handed Right
Top Banjo head
Back Maple resonator stained rich brown
Sides 11" 3-ply violin-grade maple rim stained rich brown
Steel tension hoop
11" frosted top high crown head
16 flat hooks with 9/32" nuts
Neck Maple
Fingerboard Maple
Number of Frets 22
Bridge 5/8" maple/ebony Goodtime bridge
Bridge Saddle Material Wood
Scale Length 26.25"
Nut Width 1.25"
Finish Durable satin finish
Rich brown stain
Unique Features 11" rim diameter
13.875" resonator diameter
Planetary tuners
Geared 5th string tuner
Spikes installed at 7th, 9th and 10th frets
Steel coordinator rod
Deering fiddle-shaped peghead with engraved Goodtime logo
Deering patented Goodtime tailpiece
Pressed-in nickel silver frets

Deering Goodtime Warranty

All new Deering Goodtime banjos carry a six-year limited warranty when you send in the warranty card or register online at the Deering Banjos website.

The warranty covers defective materials or workmanship. The warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, the frets, finish, or accidental damage and is not transferable to subsequent owners. Incidental and consequential damages are excluded from this warranty and Deering assumes no liability other than for the actual repair of the instrument.

Register your Goodtime banjo to validate your warranty and receive your Banjo Maintenance Manual.

Customer is responsible for shipping to and from factory for all repairs, whether warranty or non-warranty. Deering reserves the right to repair or replace the product following suitable evaluation.

Standard Shipping

When you place an order with Kraft Music, a confirmation will be sent to you via email, with details of your order, including method of shipping. Once your order leaves our facility, you will receive a shipping confirmation via email, with carrier name and tracking number. Many of the products we sell are shipped in the manufacturer box. These boxes will often have images, model numbers, and other text that indicate the contents inside. If your purchase is a gift, please make proper shipping arrangements or contact us about possible packaging options.

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