The Deering Classic Goodtime Special Banjo 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 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. The Classic Goodtime Special has the look of an older banjo with the rich brown stain, Deering fiddle shaped peghead and planetary banjo tuners. The Classic Special can be heard with a sweet voice with sustain that compliments all the instruments in a band. Tuned to an open G Chord, with the spikes already installed, you can easily play in other keys.
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 (San Diego area of California), 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.
Slender Rock Maple Neck
Stained a Rich Brown
White dot inlays and Detailing
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
Stained Rich Brown
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.