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Deering Artisan Goodtime Special 5-String Resonator Banjo

Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
$1,249.00
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1500000008785   POS #:112045760
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The Artisan Goodtime Special has the look of an older banjo with the rich brown stain, Deering fiddle-shaped peghead and planetary banjo tuners. The Artisan Goodtime Special can be heard with a sweet voice with sustain that complements all the instruments in a band. Tuned to an open G Chord, with the spikes already installed, you can easily play in...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
$1,249.00
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Overview

The Artisan Goodtime Special has the look of an older banjo with the rich brown stain, Deering fiddle-shaped peghead and planetary banjo tuners. The Artisan Goodtime Special can be heard with a sweet voice with sustain that complements 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 stunning Artisan Goodtime banjos epitomize 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. Pearloid vintage artisan style inlays pop off the Midnight Maple fingerboard, while the peghead is adorned with a beautifully engraved design.

The Artisan Goodtime Special banjo 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 Deering's 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.

Midnight Maple
In the wake of the widely reported over-harvesting of exotic woods, commonly used for fingerboards, Deering Banjos has developed Midnight Maple – the result of over four years of research and development (as well as a great deal of patience) to produce a high-quality fingerboard that is ethically sustainable, readily available in the US and that could be developed and manufactured in house. 

Unlike stained maple boards commonly found on instruments of the past, Deering has developed technology to penetrate the tight grain of the rock maple, all the way through the wood. The result is a completely dyed board, made right here in the US from an extremely readily available material. No raw wood shows through from string wear on the fingerboard and stain does not come off on a player’s hands. 


Deering Banjo Company was founded in 1975 as the world’s specialist in banjos and has grown to become the largest manufacturer of American made banjos in the world.

Features

Neck
  • Slender rock maple neck stained a rich brown
  • Vintage Artisan style inlays
  • Midnight Maple fingerboard
  • 22 pressed in nickel silver frets
  • Goodtime Special logo engraved on peghead
  • Planetary tuners
  • Geared 5th string tuner
  • Durable Satin finish
  • Spikes installed at 7th, 9th, and 10th frets
  • Deering fiddle-shaped peghead
Pot
  • 11" 3-ply violin-grade maple rim stained rich brown
  • Patented Goodtime Special tone ring
  • Steel tension hoop
  • 11" frosted top high crown head
  • 5/8" maple/ebony Goodtime bridge
  • 16 flat hooks with 9/32" nuts
  • 16 bracket shoes with screw attachments
  • Deering Patented Goodtime tailpiece
  • Steel coordinator rod for adjustments
  • Durable satin finish
Resonator
  • Maple resonator stained rich brown
  • Black binding
  • Durable satin finish
Dimensions
  • Neck width at the nut: 1-1/4"
  • Scale length nut to bridge: 26-1/4"
  • Rim diameter: 11"
  • Resonator diameter: 13-7/8"
  • Overall instrument length: 38"
  • Weight approx.: 8 lb.
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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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