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Deering Classic Goodtime Special 5-String Open Back Banjo

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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 b... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

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!

Being an open-back 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 open-back 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, all the while being a superb sounding banjo.

The Classic Goodtime Special is an achievement in keeping the cost down while providing an instrument that will stay in tune and perform reliably. Made in Spring Valley, California (outside of San Diego), this is a comfortably playable banjo with a wonderful bright tone. It is a solid, dependable instrument that is immensely playable with excellent tonality and clarity.

Features

  • Attractively priced
  • Good sound and projection
  • Easy to play
  • Case sold separately
Specifications
Neck:
  • Slender Rock Maple Neck stained a Rich Brown
  • White dot inlays, and Goodtime Logo
  • Deering Peg Head shape
  • Planetary Tuners,
  • Geared 5th String Tuner
  • Durable Satin Finish
  • Spikes installed at 7th, 9th, and 10th frets
Pot:
  • 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim stained Rich Brown
  • NEW Patent Goodtime Special Tone Ring
  • 11³ Frosted Top Head
  • Steel Tension Hoop
  • A Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
  • 16 Bracket Shoes
  • 16 Flat Hooks and 9/32³ Hex Nuts
  • Patented Adjustable Goodtime Tailpiece
  • Nickel Plated Armrest
  • Nickel Plated Hardware
  • Durable Satin Finish
  • Open back
  • Gig Bag or Hardshell Case sold separately
Tone:
  • 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
Dimensions
  • :
  • Neck Width at the Nut: 1 1/4³,
  • Scale Length Nut to Bridge: 26 1/4³
  • Diameter: 11³
  • Overall Instrument Length: 37.5³
  • Weight:. 6.5 lbs
  • Warranty: The trust and pride Deering shares in their product gives them the confidence to grant every owner of a Goodtime Banjo a 6-year warranty ensuring the quality of materials and workmanship.
Pro Coverage
Manufacturer's Warranty
Deering banjos with the lifetime warranty are only available through authorized Deering Dealers.

IF YOU BUY A "NEW" DEERING BANJO FROM A NON-AUTHORIZED DEALER, YOU HAVE PURCHASED A USED BANJO AND HAVE NO WARRANTY. When we send a Deering banjo to an authorized dealer, only that dealer or another authorized dealer can sell that banjo as new. If an authorized dealer sells a new Deering banjo to a non-authorized dealer, the non authorized dealer becomes the first owner and he becomes the bearer of the lifetime warranty; not a new dealer by transfer. When the unauthorized dealer sells that banjo to the consumer, even if it was never played or even touched, it is a used instrument and no longer carries the lifetime warranty. This is necessary so that we know how the banjo has been cared for between the time we ship it and the time that our customers buy it. We have no way of knowing how non-authorized dealers care for their instruments because we do not communicate with them. This also honors and protects the strong relationship between Deering and its treasured network of hard working Deering dealers. For your protection against theft and to ensure immediate proof of ownership, four digits of the serial number are visible on the back of the peghead on each banjo. The full serial number is inside the resonator. When you purchase a Deering banjo and send in the warranty card you will receive a Gold Credit card style ownership/warranty card. This gold card is embossed with your name and the serial number of your new banjo for easy identification. Take your Gold Card with you to festivals or when traveling so that if your banjo is ever stolen you can easily prove it's yours.


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