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❌SOLD❌ Deering Goodtime Blackgrass 5-String Banjo Black, 2019


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Here’s an unusual instrument for the Goth bluegrass enthusiast – a Deering Goodtime Blackgrass 5-String banjo, in black with chromed tension hooks!

Introduced in early Spring 2019, the Deering Goodtime Blackgrass is based closely on the Goodtime resonator models. The construction is all Maple, sourced in North America. The fingerboard is black-stained Maple and the rest of the instrument has a satin Black finish. These instruments are built in the USA, in the same Spring Valley are of San Diego where top-end Deering banjos are made.

This Goodtime Blackgrass was built during later 2019 and is in good clean condition with minor wear. There’s a slight area of finish wear-through on the resonator edge just below the arm-rest. Fret wear is light and the instrument plays well and cleanly.

Here’s the builder on the Deering Goodtime Blackgrass model:

“The Goodtime Blackgrass is the ultimate banjo for players looking for something a little on the darker side. The pure black stain of the all maple wood is accented with matte black hardware and a black head which combine to put a dark twist on an otherwise traditional instrument.
Built exclusively by Deering Banjo Co, the Blackgrass is built in the same San Diego factory as all other Deering models and has a familiar Goodtime vibe that echoes some of the aesthetics as the new Goodtime Artisan line. The Midnight Maple fingerboard is inlaid with Artisan style Pearloid inlays and the banjo still features the ever-present 3-ply violin grade maple for optimum tone and resonance.
So whether you are a true picker, a punk rocker or a punk picker…if you are looking for banjo with a bit more bite in the looks department, look no further than the Blackgrass. “

Goodtime banjos ship from Deering without case. This Deering Goodtime Blackgrass is sold with a black (naturally!) TKL hard shell case, which was likely sold with the banjo.

Price: $990.00 CAD
  • Model: Goodtime Blackgrass
  • Year: 2019
  • Finish Black Stain
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 1761
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 16/06/2021

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 6.248lbs 2.84kg
  • Scale Length: 26.25in 666.75mm
  • Nut Width: 1.28in 32.54mm
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