Goodtime Special by Deering- Tone ring bluegrass banjo- Hear it played!


Wow a quality Goodtime resonator banjo from Deering on Stearoids! This thing is a real beast!

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Hear this banjo! The player is at the bottom of this text.

If you’ve ever played a Deering

Goodtime or Goodtime 2 banjo you already know about the Goodtime’s quality, simplicity and just plain fun factor. IF you have never tried one of the new GOODTIME SPECIAL banjos with its amazing new tone ring, wow, are you in for a surprise!

This banjo is definitely a Goodtime on stearoids. It’s got a whole lot of power that is produced by their special patented Tone ring design.

Its powerfully crisp, bright and sparkling tone is a huge step up in power from the original tone ring that was featured in their original goodtime special banjos. It’s a wonderful surprise to players. If you’re looking for a banjo with a good volume and great tone, and you’d like to keep your cost as low as you can, this banjo fits right in with all that. It will perform well in jams and bands, it plays really nicely with the comfortable velvety satin finish it frets easily and it’s made with Deering’s rock solid maple construction. You can play this banjo for years and years and never grow tired of it!

Here are the specs:

Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Hardwood Bowtie Inlays
Sealed Geared Guitar Tuners
Geared 5th String Tuner
Durable Satin Finish
Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead

3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Patented Steel Goodtime Special Tone Ring
11″ Frosted Top High Crown Head
Steel Tension Hoop
16 Bracket Shoes 16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Hex Nuts
16 Bracket Shoes
Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
2 Piece Flange
Nickel plated Armrest
Nickel Plated Hardware

Blond Maple
Black Binding
Durable Satin Finish

Has a bell like tone that is loud, crisp and clear and easily heard in a band setting.
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
Can be played with medium gauge as well.

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 Deering has in their product gives them the confidence to grant every owner of a Goodtime banjo a six year warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.

Please note:

This banjo is priced without a case or gig bag. We have some suggestions posted below this text area for your convenience. 

Buy with confidence! This banjo is included in Beyond Guitars’ 14 day customer satisfaction guarantee and it also includes free shipping in 48 states!

Additional information

Weight 23 lbs


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