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Deering Goodtime Special 5-String Open Back Banjo 

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Special means it has Deering's patented Goodtime Special Tone Ring. This is the lowest-priced Deering banjo made with a tone ring. The openback style...Click To Read More About This Product

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Tone ring banjo at a surprising price.

Special means it has Deering's patented Goodtime Special Tone Ring. This is the lowest-priced Deering banjo made with a tone ring. The openback style makes it suitable for clawhammer or frailing styles of playing, while the increased brightness and volume is a wonderful surprise to players who play in the more traditional bluegrass style of play.

If you prefer to play clawhammer or frailing style and want the openback sound but with a louder voice, The Goodtime Special Open back is the banjo for you. If you play occaisional finger picking, the Goodtime Special is the perfect compromise between the sweet sound of the open back banjo but with more power that comes from the steel Goodtime Special tone ring. The three-ply violin maple rim and steel tone ring work together for the best blend of brightness, with sweet rich banjo sound. The blonde maple neck and rim are visually enhanced by the exotic hard wood inlays in the fingerboard. Made in the USA.

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FEATURES
  • Select woods
  • Clear tone
  • Easy to play
Neck:
  • Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
  • 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver frets
  • Hardwood Bow Tie Inlays
  • Sealed Geared Tuners
  • Geared 5th String Tuner
  • Durable Satin Finish
  • Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead
  • Pot:
  • Blonde 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
  • New Patented Goodtime Special Tone Ring
  • Steel Tension Hoop
  • 11" Top Frosted High Crown Head
  • 5/8" Maple/Ebony Goodtime Bridge
  • 16 Flat Hooks with 9/32³ Nuts
  • 16 Bracket Shoes
  • Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
  • Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
  • Durable Satin Finish Tone: Louder projection and clarity from the tone ring of a full bodied tone
  • Dimensions:
  • Neck Width at the Nut: 1-1/4"
  • Scale Length Nut to Bridge: 26-1/4"
  • Rim diameter: 11"
  • Overall Instrument Length: 37-1/2"
  • Instrument Weight: 6.5 lb.
  • 6-year warranty
  • Case sold separately

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DeeringGoodtime Special 5-String Open Back Banjo
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
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    • Novice (3)

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5.0

Awesome Banjo!

By fkcon

from Fort Wayne, IN

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Comments about Deering Goodtime Special 5-String Open Back Banjo:

A friend of mine, a Luthier thought this would be a great banjo (I can't afford his banjos) for me. He was very impressed with the Goodtime Special and thought the construction and playability was phenomenal throughout.

 
5.0

I will recommend this banjo to friends.

By T_BAR78

from Brevard, NC

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Smooth comfortable neck, eazy to tune
  • Strong

Cons

  • NONE

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Bluegrass bands
  • Practicing

Comments about Deering Goodtime Special 5-String Open Back Banjo:

I bought the Level 1, Open Box Deering Goodtime Special banjo for my 78TH birthday, having never picked up a banjo before in my life. I love this banjo as soon as it came out of the box. The fit, blonde finish,and tone far exceed my expectations at this price point. My wife & I retired to the mountains of North Carolina 15 years ago and we have come to love the bluegrass music of this region. I may never play like the 12 year olds around us, but at least now I can strum along. Also, I found that Deering has many great, beginner banjo lessons for free on the web including such Greats as David Holt and Jens Kruger. I am all in.

 
5.0

I have had great luck with Musician's Friend & will be back!

By Society Hill

from Auburn Alabama

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Mint condition just as described

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Practicing

    Comments about Deering Goodtime Special 5-String Open Back Banjo:

    I use this banjo in my office during lunch and after work; also, sitting outside quietly playing for meditation and personal enjoyment.

     
    4.0

    Great beguinner banjo

    By Will-bo-baggins

    from Washington DC area

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    Pros

    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Deering Goodtime Special 5-String Open Back Banjo:

      Item claimed it came with a case and did not. Musicians friends was willing to take it back or sell me a discounted gig bag. I was disappointed but bought the bag.

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