Deering Classic Goodtime Special Resonator

$1,189.00 $895.00

The Classic Goodtime Special Openback is louder and brighter than the original Goodtime model because it has the patent pending Special Tone Ring and is great for players who like to jam and want to be heard. The rich brown stain, planetary tuners, and Deering peghead shape gives the classic look of a vintage banjo. This versatile banjo can also be played in the keys of A, B, or C by using the spikes which are already installed and a capo. If you enjoy playing standing up this is perfect as it weighs 6.5 lbs and you can stand up play it all night long!

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Slender Rock Maple Neck

Stained a Rich Brown

White dot inlays and Detailing

Planetary Tuners

Geared 5th String Tuner

Durable Satin Finish

Spikes installed at 7th, 9th, & 10th Frets


3 ply Violin Grade Maple Rim

Stained Rich Brown

NEW Patented Goodtime Tone Ring

11_ Frosted Top High Crown Head

Steel Tension Hoop

Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments

16 Bracket Shoes

16 Flat Hooks and 9/32_ Hex Nuts

Patented Adjustable Goodtime Tailpiece

2 Piece Flange

Nickel Plated Armrest

Nickel Plated Hardware


Maple Resonator

Stained Rich Brown

Satin Finish

Black Binding


Has a clear and bright sound of maple that projects very well. Easy to play with clarity of note separation.


G,D,G,B,D in standard G tuning Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well. Comes from the factory with light gauge Strings: 10, 11,13, 21W, 10


Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4_

Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4_

Resonator diameter 13 7/8_

Overall Instrument Length 38_

Weight Approx. 8 lbs


The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Goodtime Banjo a 6 year warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Being an openback banjo, this is great for the Clawgrass style of playing because the tone ring gives it that brighter tone needed for Clawgrass music and other modern openback styles that need a banjo with sustain that projects freely. It is first and foremost a very playable instrument, that is built to be durable and travel easily, while being a superb sounding banjo that pleases audiences.

The Classic Goodtime Special 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, California (outside of San Diego), 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.

Weight 11.5 lbs
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Railroad Spikes

Free 5th String Railroad Spike Installation, No Thanks


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