Deering Goodtime Special

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The Goodtime Special Resonator is also built with Deering’s new Tone Ring, which also gives the banjo its powerfully bright and sparkling tone. The banjo’s volume also wins points with players, and helps students hear themselves better during practice.

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About this Banjo

The Goodtime Special Resonator is also built with Deering’s new Tone Ring, which also gives the banjo its powerfully bright and sparkling tone. The banjo’s volume also wins points with players, and helps students hear themselves better during practice.

Who said you couldn’t take a big sound with you on the road?

Built with powerful EZ Resonator by Gary Sosebee, the Deering Goodtime Special Resonator banjo is a great combination of the big sound and portability Deering banjos are known for. At only 4 pounds it’s light enough for traveling, and for young beginners to start playing.

A Sound that Everyone Loves

The resonator provides a warm and vibrant banjo tone that sings, and sounds remarkable even in the hands of fresh beginners.

The Goodtime Special Resonator is also built with Deering’s new Tone Ring, which also gives the banjo its powerfully bright and sparkling tone. The banjo’s volume also wins points with players, and helps students hear themselves better during practice.

Durability, Value, and Fun

Built to last, this banjo is made to be played in any setting. From jam sessions to recording studios, and from classrooms to the stage, the Goodtime Special Resonator feels great, sounds great, and will last you a lifetime.

Combining its golden tone and portability in affordable package, it’s no wonder that teachers and professionals alike recommend the Goodtime Special Resonator.

Banjo Specifications

Neck:

  • Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
  • 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
  • Hardwood Bowtie Inlays
  • Sealed Geared Guitar Tuners
  • Geared 5th String Tuner
  • Durable Satin Finish
  • Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead

Pot:

  • 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
  • Patented Steel Goodtime Special Tone Ring
  • 11″ Frosted Top High Crown Head
  • Steel Tension Hoop
  • 16 Bracket Shoes 16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Hex Nuts
  • 16 Bracket Shoes
  • Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
  • 2 Piece Flange
  • Nickel plated Armrest
  • Nickel Plated Hardware

Resonator:

  • Blond Maple
  • Black Binding
  • Durable Satin Finish

Tone:

  • Has a bell like tone that is loud, crisp and clear and easily heard in a band setting.
  • Easy to play with clarity of note separation.

Tuned:

  • 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
  • Can be played with medium gauge as well.

Dimensions:

  • 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

Warranty:

  • 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.

Bonuses When You Order From Banjo.com

  • 5th String Railroad Spike Capos – FREE
    We can add these as a free service when you purchase a banjo from us. When you add this banjo to your cart just select that you want the capos. What is this? When you use a standard capo on your banjo fretboard, fretting strings 1 through 4, you’ll need to capo the 5th string separately. The 5th string starts at the 5th fret. If your standard capo is on the 2nd fret, you also need to capo the 5th string two frets higher, at the 7th fret. We recommend installing railroad spike capos on frets 7 and 9 (A and B). We install them on the fretboard just under the 5th string, an idea that was developed and used by Earl Scruggs himself. We use them, and so do most of the professional players we know. When you’re playing, you don’t really notice the spikes because they’re out of the way, but they’re always there when you need them. Simply slide the 5th string under the spike. When you’re done, slide it out.
  • Bluegrass or Clawhammer Starter Pack – FREE
    We can send along with your banjo a Bluegrass or Clawhammer Starter Pack for free. This includes a strap, DVD, and tuner and picks.
  • Every Banjo Tested by a Banjo Expert Before Shipping

 

Weight 11.5 lbs
Orientation

Left Handed, Right Handed

Railroad Spikes

Free 5th String Railroad Spike Installation, No Thanks

FREE Starter Pack

Free Starter Pack!, No Thanks

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