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Deering Artisan Goodtime Special Resonator Banjo


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Deering Artisan Goodtime Special Resonator Banjo - The Twelfth Fret

Deering Artisan Goodtime Special Resonator Banjo

Deering Artisan Goodtime Special Resonator Banjo - The Twelfth Fret

Deering Artisan Goodtime Special Resonator Banjo

The Deering Artisan Goodtime Special Resonator Banjo embodies Greg Deering’s lifelong vision to make an affordable banjo that is the best sounding, best playing, and best looking US-made banjo in its class. Finished in a pre-war style, dark brown stain with vintage artisan inlay package with a classic fiddle-head peghead and planetary tuners. A solid, dependable instrument that is immensely playable with excellent tone and clarity.

The “Special” versions of the Goodtime family of banjos feature a patented steel tone-ring based on the Deering “Eagle 20-10” tone- ring, tightly fitted to the maple, 3 ply rim  using a 20-ton press. Many banjos at twice the price can’t compare to the Special tone-ring technology.  The all- maple neck, rim and resonator construction produces that classic Bluegrass “snap” we expect from a superior banjo.

All Deering banjos include The Twelfth Fret’s complete setup; head tension set to G#, action at 5/64, bridge positioning for ideal intonation and capo spikes installed.

We also carry the open back and resonator Special models in the standard natural blond maple finish; featuring the same wood-species and tone at an even lower price.

All Goodtime banjos have a 6 year manufacturer’s warranty, ensuring the quality of materials and workmanship.

Deering Artisan Goodtime Special Resonator Banjo Specifications:


  • Slender Rock Maple Neck stained a Rich Brown
  • Midnight Maple Fingerboard
  • Pearloid Artisan inlay
  • Deering Peghead Shape
  • Planetary Tuners
  • Geared 5th String Tuner
  • Satin Finish
  • Spikes Installed at 7th, 9th, & 10th Frets


  • Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
  • Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
  • Rim Diameter 11″
  • Overall Instrument Length 37.5″
  • Instrument Weight without a case: 4.5 lbs


  • 11″ 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
  • 11″ Frosted Top High Crown Head
  • Steel Tension Hoop
  • Patented Goodtime Special Tone Ring
  • 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
  • Satin Finish


Price: $1,689.00 CAD
  • Model: Artisan Goodtime Special Resonator
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Dark Stain
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: Varies as New
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 28/11/2018

  • Not Consignment

  • Instrument Weight: 8lbs 3.64kg
  • Scale Length: 26.25in 666.7mm
  • Nut Width: 1.25in 31.75mm
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