The Goodtime Americana Limited Edition Bronze banjo is a limited release of the extremely popular Americana banjo. An elegant Gold Rubbed Bronze finish offers an extremely durable, low maintenance, and completely hypoallergenic hardware option. Meanwhile, the 12” rim gives the banjo a stronger bass response and a much warmer tone. The Limited-Edition Bronze Americana is Made in America.
The Goodtime Americana Limited Edition Bronze banjo is a limited release of one of our best-selling Goodtime models.
The hardware is finished in an elegant Gold Rubbed Bronze powder finish, which offers an extremely durable, low-maintenance hardware option that is also 100% hypoallergenic.
The blonde maple fingerboard is adorned with beautiful exotic hardwood Artisan-style inlays, while the peghead features a stunning complementary motif inlay and a “Goodtime LTD” banner logo.
The Limited-Edition Bronze collection also features the Goodtime Openback and Goodtime Two models and are only available to order from your local Deering dealer through the end of the Summer.
About the Americana
Continuing the long-standing Goodtime philosophy of offering the best value American-made banjos available, the Americana is the lowest priced 12” model on the market today and retains the distinctive natural blonde Goodtime aesthetics. In keeping with the rest of the Goodtime line, this banjo also features guitar-style tuners, a rock maple neck, nickel-plated hardware, and hardwood inlays.
Played with an old-time style technique, the Americana is reminiscent of banjos from a period when larger rims were more prevalent which makes the 12” a great setup for playing old-time music. A traditional 11” banjo with a frosted top head has a far brighter sound and will “cut” more. Since the combination of the wider 12” rim and the Renaissance head makes for a wonderfully laid-back sound in comparison, the Americana lends itself perfectly for musicians looking to use the banjo to back up a vocalist or another instrument, instead of playing the lead instrument role.
Take a walk on the wild side with the Goodtime Americana banjo.
Neck Wood: Rock Maple
Neck Shape: Comfortable “D” Shape
Stain: Natural Maple
Nut Width: 1 1/4″
Nut Material: Lexan Polycarbonate
Tuners: Sealed Geared Tuners
5th String Tuner: Goodtime Geared 5th String Tuner
Frets: 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Rim: 3-Ply Violin Grade Maple
Rim Diameter: 12″
Head: 12″ Renaissance Medium Crown
Tension Hoop: Beveled Steel Tension Hoop
Hooks & Nuts: 16 Flat J-Hooks with 9/32″ Nuts
Armrest: Goodtime Armrest
Hardware Plating: Gold Rubbed Bronze Powder Finish
Tailpiece: Deering Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
Finish: Hand Rubbed Polyurethane with Carnuba Wax Finish
Neck Width at the Nut: 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge: 26 1/4″
Rim Diameter: 12″
Overall Instrument Length: 37 1/2″
Weight Approx.: 4.5 lbs
Comes with a Triangle Box for carrying
Gig Bag or Hardshell Case Sold Separately
The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Goodtime Banjo a six-year warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.
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