With its gorgeous brown finish, Deering fiddle shaped peghead, and planetary banjo tuners, the Deering Artisan Goodtime Special captures the look of an older banjo, and it produces a sweet voice with signing sustain, more than capable of driving all the instruments in a bluegrass band. Tuned to an open G Chord, with the spikes already installed, this banjo is ready to play traditional music, and thanks to its Goodtime Special tone ring and resonator design, it packs the right pop and sound.
The stunning new Artisan Goodtime banjos epitomizes Greg Deering’s lifelong vision for the Deering Banjo Company—to make the best sounding, best playing, best looking, but more importantly best value American-made banjo on the market. Pearloid "Artisan" style inlays pop off the new Midnight Maple fingerboard, while the traditional peghead design is adorned with a beautifully engraved design.
Because it is made with precision in the USA, 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. Made in Spring Valley, California, this is a easily-playable banjo with a wonderfully bright, cutting tone.