Deering Goodtime Artisan Special Openback

Artisan Openback Special
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Deerings New Artisan Goodtime Special

  • £709.00
  • RRP £853.00
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New Artisan Goodtime Special openback banjo from Deering Banjos,USA. Fitted with the Deerings 2010 tonering and newly designed inlays,fingerboard and headstock design. Updated from the Classic goodtime with the same superb build quality and playability . See below for detailed specifications
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Description

 Featuring Midnight Maple Fingerboard and Vintage Artisan inspired inlays!

The patented Special Tone Ring found beneath the beauty of the Artisan Goodtime Special Openback makes it louder and brighter than the standard openback model and is great for players who like to jam and want to be heard. The rich brown stain, planetary tuners, and Deering peg head shape gives the classic look of a vintage banjo. This versatile banjo can also be played in the keys of A, B, or C by using the spikes which are already installed and a capo. If you enjoy playing standing up this is perfect as it weighs 6.5 lbs and you can stand up play it all night long!

Being an openback banjo, this is great for the Clawgrass style of playing because the tone ring gives it that brighter tone needed for Clawgrass music and other modern openback styles that need a banjo with sustain that projects freely. It is first and foremost a very playable instrument, that is built to be durable and travel easily, while being a superb sounding banjo that pleases audiences.

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, and best value U.S.A. made banjo that he possibly could. Pearloid vintage artisan style inlays pop off the new Midnight Maple fingerboard, while the peg head is adorned with a beautifully engraved design.

Made at our factory in Spring Valley, California (outside of San Diego), this is a comfortably playable banjo with a wonderfully bright tone. It is a solid dependable instrument that is immensely playable with excellent tonality and clarity.

Neck

  • Slender Rock Maple Neck Stained A Rich Brown
  • Vintage Artisan Style Inlays
  • Goodtime Logo Engraved On Peghead
  • Deering Peghead shape
  • Planetary Tuners
  • Geared 5th String Tuner
  • Durable Satin Finish
  • Spikes installed at 7th, 9th, & 10th frets

Pot

  • 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim Stained Rich Brown
  • Patented Goodtime Tone Ring
  • 11″ Frosted Top Head
  • Steel Tension Hoop
  • 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
  • Durable Satin Finish

Tone
Has a clear and bright sound of maple.
Easy to play with clarity of note separation.

Tuned

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

Setup
Each banjo we supply is individually set up in our on-site Specialist Workshop here at Eagle Music. Any banjo purchased from Eagle will be fully SET UP, checked for intonation and playability and tuned ready for playing straight out of the box!


Dimensions
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″,
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Diameter 11″
Overall Instrument Length 37.5″
Weight Approx. 6.5 lbs

WarrantyThe trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Goodtime banjo a 6 year warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.

Each banjo we supply is individually set up in our on-site Banjo Specialist Workshop here at Eagle Music. Any Banjo purchased from Eagle will be fully SET UP, checked for intonation and playability and tuned ready for playing straight out of the box! 

Specification

Category 5 String Banjo
Playing Level Beginner, Intermediate, Professional
Playing Style Bluegrass gDGBD
Banjo Pot Size 11 inch Pot
Body Type Open back
Number of Frets 22
Tuning Pegs Rear Facing Planetry Pegs
Supplied with Case/Gig Bag None
Manufacturers Warranty 6 Years
Delivery & Returns

We will endeavor to ensure that orders are speedily processed and despatched the same day if at all possible.

Ordered items requiring setting up in the workshop will be despatched within 1-2 days using Interlink Express Next Day Delivery (next day being the day after it leaves Eagle Music Shop).

You will be informed immediately if there is a problem with any part of your order or if any item is 'out of stock'.

You can read our full deliveries policy here.

Should you not be entirely happy with your purchase, or you have ordered an incorrect item, Eagle Music is happy to refund your purchase (excluding postage) within 28 days providing the goods are in a fully resaleable condition (including the original undamaged packaging) and not featured within the Exclusion Policy. (Exclusions apply to selected products).

Please note the following exclusions:

DVD's and CD's cannot be returned unless they are faulty

Banjo heads cannot be returned once you have tried to fit them to your banjo

Harmonica's have a 7 day guarantee and can be returned within this time if they are found to be faulty

Goods must be returned to Eagle Music together with a covering letter and contact details so that the matter can be dealt with efficiently and promptly.

You can read our full returns policy here.

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