Neck Width 1-1/4″ Scale Length 26 1/4″ Rim Diameter 11″ Neck Wood Slender Rock Maple Neck Number Of Frets 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets Fingerboard Inlay Vintage Artisan Style Inlays Tuners Planetary Geared Tuners / Geared 5th String Tuner Finish Durable Satin Finish Pot Wood Blonde 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim Hoop Steel Tension Hoop Head 11″ Frosted Top Head Tone Ring Patented Goodtime Tone Ring Hardware 16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Nuts / 16 Bracket Shoes with Screw Attachments Tailpiece Deering Patented Goodtime Tailpiece Coordinator Rod Steel Coordinator Rod
The Artisan Goodtime Special has the look of an older banjo with the rich brown stain, Deering fiddle shaped peghead and planetary banjo tuners. The Artisan Goodtime Special can be heard with a sweet voice with sustain that compliments all the instruments in a band. Tuned to an open G Chord, with the spikes already installed, you can easily play in other keys.
The stunning new Artisan Goodtime banjos epitomizes Greg Deering’s lifelong vision for the Deering Banjo Company – to make the best sounding, best playing, best looking, and best value U.S.A. made banjo that he possibly could. Pearloid vintage artisan style inlays pop off the new Midnight Maple fingerboard, while the peg head is adorned with a beautifully engraved design.
The Artisan Goodtime Special banjo 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.