The stunning new Artisan Goodtime banjo embodies Greg Deerings 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. It is a never ending quest that Deering pursues every single day.
The 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.
With a bluegrass resonator back for projection, the Artisan Goodtime 2 banjo has a 3-ply violin grade maple rim and produces a bright and clear tone that projects well and is louder than its open back counterpart.
Featuring Midnight Maple Fingerboard and Vintage Artisan inspired inlays! The patented Special Tone Ring found beneath the beauty of the Artisan Goodtime Special Openback makes it louder and brighter than the standard openback model and is great for players who like to jam and want to be heard.
The vintage look and vibrant tone of the patented Goodtime Special tone ring set this banjo apart, as clearly louder than the Goodtime Two and great for playing in a band setting.
A White Head alone banjo with a modern look, the Midnight Special is the top of the Goodtime line. It has our new patent pending Tone Ring mounted on a violin grade maple 3-ply rim for a sound that is absolutely amazing in an affordable banjo.
The Artisan Goodtime series by Deering is a small selection of banjos that look great and sound great! Choose from the Artisan Goodtime Open-back or the Artisan Goodtime 2. We also carry the Artisan Goodtime Special which has a resonator, ideal for bluegrass style. When you buy an Artisan Goodtime Banjo, our banjo experts will professionally set it up so it's ready to play when it arrives. Enjoy free shipping on all Artisan Goodtime Banjos when shipping within the continental United States.