The Artisan Goodtime Openback Left Handed

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Availability: Out of StockThe stunning new Artisan Goodtime banjo embodies 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. It is a never ending quest that Deering pursues every single day. So with improved tooling and a higher than normal dose of creativity, we bid farewell to our old friend the Classic Goodtime and welcome with open arms the stunning aesthetic of the new Artisan Goodtime Banjos.

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The familiar rich dark brown stain, planetary tuning pegs and the addition of 5th string spikes at frets 7, 9, 10 for alternate tunings allows this light weight maple banjo to exceed the features customers wanted and needed. The violin-grade maple rim is made of the same wood used on the professional level Deering models and gives the Goodtime banjo a rich, full, round note distinction.

Light weight enough to travel with, convenient enough to keep by your easy chair at home, the Goodtime Artisan is great for hours of practice with a neck that is both comfortable to play and accurate to fret. This Goodtime banjo is not only beautiful to look at but will bring you hours of musical enjoyment.



Slender Rock Maple Neck Stained A Rich Brown

Vintage Artisan Style Inlays

Goodtime Logo Engraved On Peghead

Deering Peghead shape

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

11″ Frosted Top Head

Steel Tension Hoop

A Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments

16 Bracket Shoes

16 Flat Hooks and 9/32″ Hex Nuts

Patented Adjustable Goodtime Tailpiece

Nickel Plated Armrest

Nickel Plated Hardware

Durable Satin Finish


Comes with a Triangle Box/Case

Gig Bag or Hardshell Case is priced separately


Has a clear and bright sound of maple.

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


Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″

Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″

Diameter 11″

Overall Instrument Length 37.5″

Weight Approx. 6.5 lbs

Warranty: 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.

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Weight 10 lbs
FREE Starter Pack

Bluegrass Starter Pack, Clawhammer Starter Pack, No Thanks

Railroad Spikes

Free 5th String Railroad Spike Installation, No Thanks


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