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Deering Goodtime Blackgrass 5-String Banjo with Resonator


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Deering Banjo Company Goodtime Series Openback 5-String Banjo in Satin Black Finish

Deering Goodtime Blackgrass is the ultimate banjo for players looking for something a little on the darker side. The pure black stain of the all-maple wood is accented with matte black hardware and a black head, which combine to put a dark twist on an otherwise traditional instrument.

  • Slender rock maple neck in satin black
  • 3-ply violin-grade maple rim in satin black
  • 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 Blackgrass 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 Blackgrass banjo showing fretboard and 5th string tuning machine

Built exclusively by Deering Banjo Company, Goodtime Blackgrass is built in the same San Diego factory as all other Deering models and has a familiar Goodtime vibe that echoes some of the aesthetics as the Goodtime Artisan line. The Midnight Maple fingerboard is inlaid with Artisan-style pearloid inlays and the banjo still features 3-ply violin grade maple for optimum tone and resonance.

close-up image of musician playing Deering Goodtime Blackgrass banjo

So whether you're a true picker, a punk rocker or a punk picker…if you're looking for banjo with a bit more bite in the looks department, look no further than Goodtime Blackgrass.

close-up image of musician playing Deering Goodtime Blackgrass banjo
More Information
Manufacturer Deering
Condition New
Acoustic Body Style Banjo
String Material Steel
Number of Strings 5-Strings
Right/Left Handed Right
Top Banjo head
Back Maple resonator in satin black
Sides 11" 3-ply violin-grade maple rim in satin black
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" Midnight Maple / Ebony Goodtime Smile Bridge
Bridge Saddle Material Wood
Scale Length 26.25"
Nut Width 1.25"
Finish Durable satin finish
Satin black
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 Blackgrass 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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  • See below for transit day estimates. Please note, these are estimates and are not guaranteed.

Though forcasting shipping times has become increasingly difficult, general FedEx package estimated transit days are as follows:

  • Upper Midwest: 1-3 days
  • Central US, South East US, and East Coast: 2-4 days
  • West Central US: 3-5 days
  • West Coast: 4-6 days
  • Alaska & Hawaii: 7+ days
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