Deering Goodtime Artisan Americana Openback 5-String Banjo


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Deering Banjo Company Artisan Goodtime Series Openback 5-String Banjo in Stained Rich Brown Finish

Deering Goodtime Artisan Americana features a 12" rim, which gives the banjo a stronger bass response and a much warmer tone. The fullness and warmth of the larger rim is further enhanced by the addition of a 12" Renaissance head, which beautifully complements the banjo both visually and sonically. This Artisan version of Goodtime Americana features a rich brown stain, planetary banjo tuners and a Midnight Maple fingerboard.

  • Slender rock maple neck stained rich brown
  • 3-ply violin-grade maple rim stained rich brown
  • 12" Renaissance medium crown head
  • Planetary tuners and geared 5th string tuner
  • Pressed-in nickel silver frets
  • Steel coordinator rod
  • Deering fiddle-shaped peghead with engraved Goodtime Americana 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 Goodtime Artisan Americana banjo showing rim, head and fretboard

Played with an old time-style technique, Goodtime Artisan Americana is reminiscent of banjos from a period when larger rims were more prevalent, which makes its 12" rim a great setup for playing old time music. Since the combination of the 12" rim and the Renaissance head makes for a wonderfully laid back sound, Goodtime Artisan Americana lends itself perfectly to musicians looking to use the banjo to back up a vocalist or another instrument instead of playing the lead instrument role.

detail image of Deering Goodtime Artisan Americana banjo showing top of headstock

Artisan Goodtime banjos embody 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, a never ending quest that Deering pursues every single day.

detail image of Deering Goodtime Artisan Americana banjo showing top of headstock
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 Open back
Sides 12" blonde 3-ply violin-grade maple rim stained rich brown
Steel tension hoop
12" Renaissance Medium 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 12" rim diameter
Planetary tuners
Geared 5th string tuner
Steel coordinator rod
Deering fiddle-shaped peghead with engraved Goodtime Americana 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.

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