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Featuring midnight maple fingerboard and vintage artisan inspired inlays.
The stunning 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, U.S.A.-made banjo that he possibly could. Pearloid vintage artisan style inlays pop off the Midnight Maple fingerboard, while the peghead 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 Deering's 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.
In the wake of the widely reported over-harvesting of exotic woods, commonly used for fingerboards, Deering Banjos has developed Midnight Maple – the result of over four years of research and development (as well as a great deal of patience) to produce a high-quality fingerboard that is ethically sustainable, readily available in the US and that could be developed and manufactured in house.
Unlike stained maple boards commonly found on instruments of the past, Deering has developed technology to penetrate the tight grain of the rock maple, all the way through the wood. The result is a completely dyed board, made right here in the US from an extremely readily available material. No raw wood shows through from string wear on the fingerboard and stain does not come off on a player’s hands.
- Slender rock maple neck stained a rich brown
- Vintage Artisan style inlays
- Midnight Maple fingerboard
- 22 pressed in nickel silver frets
- Goodtime Special logo engraved on peghead
- Planetary tuners
- Geared 5th string tuner
- Durable Satin finish
- Spikes installed at 7th, 9th, and 10th frets
- Deering fiddle-shaped pegheadPot
- 11" 3-ply violin-grade maple rim stained rich brown
- Patented Goodtime Special tone ring
- Steel tension hoop
- 11" frosted top high crown head
- 5/8" maple/ebony Goodtime bridge
- 16 flat hooks with 9/32" nuts
- 16 bracket shoes with screw attachments
- Deering Patented Goodtime tailpiece
- Steel coordinator rod for adjustments
- Durable satin finish
- Maple resonator stained rich brown
- Black binding
- Durable satin finish
- Neck width at the nut: 1-1/4"
- Scale length nut to bridge: 26-1/4"
- Rim diameter: 11"
- Resonator diameter: 13-7/8"
- Overall instrument length: 38"
- Weight approx.: 8 lb.
Start having a great time with the right banjo. Order today.
- Free Standard Ground shipping (48 contiguous states, some overweight and Used/Vintage items excluded).
- Orders placed before 3 p.m. ET usually ship the same business day.
Every guitar or bass you purchase from Musician's Friend (electric or acoustic, New or Open Box) includes two years of protection from manufacturer defects.
Our Gear Advisers are available to guide you through your entire shopping experience. Call or Chat for expert advice and to hear the latest deals.