The Goodtime Special is the top of the line blonde banjo and is essentially a Goodtime Two with the addition of our patented Goodtime Special Tone Ring. Couple this with the stunning maple resonator and you get a banjo that is as sweet in tone and volume as it is in good looks - All within the price range you can expect from a Goodtime banjo.
The newly Patented Goodtime Special Tone Ring designed by Deering produces a powerfully crisp, bright, sparkling tone, a considerable step up in tone from the original tone ring that was featured on our Goodtime Special banjos. The volume of tone is a wonderful surprise to players. If you're looking for a banjo with good volume and tone, and prefer to keep the cost as low as possible, then this is the banjo for you. This banjo will perform well in a jam session or band setting, feel comfortable, fret correctly, and be a stable instrument you can play for years to come.
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
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. 8.5 lbs
The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Goodtime banjo a six year warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.