Goodtime Midnight Ebony Special Specification:
Rock maple stained in a stunning black, with white mother of pearloid neck inlays and proudly bearing a white “Made in the USA” star, the new Midnight Special Goodtime resonator model now stands boldly alongside Deering’s other Goodtime models, the most popular selling American made banjos in the world. The maple resonator is stained in black with a striking white binding that offsets the nickel plated hardware and steel tone ring. Already acclaimed for its bright sound and great sustain, the Midnight Special version of the Goodtime Special is a limited edition offering of this proven performer.
This limited edition banjo will be serial numbered marking it as a true collectable. The sound of the Midnight Special has been described as a well defined golden sweetness, with a round bass resonance and brilliant highs that rival banjos selling for more than twice the price. These very limited, special edition banjos are being made with the new red maple rims hand-crafted at the Deering Banjo factory location in California. It is the perfect marriage of these new red maple rims and the steel tone ring that gives players the increased response, clarity, and definition heard from the Midnight Special Goodtime banjo.
The Midnight Special comes standard with planetary tuning pegs and a geared fifth string tuner, all with pristine white tuning buttons that add to the already sleek styling of this banjo. Crafted with the more traditional Deering peghead shape preferred by many banjo enthusiasts and emblazoned with the familiar Goodtime logo in bright white, the Midnight Special banjo also includes a vintage style Vega armrest for playing comfort.
The 'Ebony'' head on this special Eagle Music Custom Model gived the banjo that extra depth of tone from the thicker myler used to make the Ebony head.
Owners of the Midnight Special will possess a new hallmark in Deering craftsmanship that combines style, sound, and substance to be enjoyed for years to come.
This modern black and white banjo has a look that is striking and classic at the same time. It’s a modern banjo players banjo with great performance at an affordable price and it is American Made. We ensure the best Quality, Service and Value, catch the “Midnight Special” at Eagle Music Shop!
- Slender Rock Maple Neck stained Black
- White dot inlays
- Goodtime Logo in White
- Deering Peg Head shape
- Planetary TunersGeared 5th String Tuner
- Durable Satin Finish
- Spikes installed at 7th, 9th, & 10th frets (See below for detailed description)
- 3 ply Violin Grade Maple Rim Stained Black
- NEW Patent Pending Nickel Plated Steel Goodtime Tone Ring
- 11″ Deering Black Diamond Ebony High Crown Head
- Steel Tension Hoop
- 16 Bracket Shoes
- 2 Piece Flange
- 16 Flat Hooks
- 16 9/32″ Hex Nuts
- Patented Adjustable Goodtime Tailpiece
- Nickel Plated Armrest
- Nickel Plated Hardware
- Maple Resonator stained Black accented with White Binding
- Durable Satin Finish
Has a clear and bright sound of maple that projects very well.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.
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 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.
What are Capo Spikes?
Capo Spikes enable you to ‘CAPO’ your 5th string and play your banjo in higher keys simply by pushing your 5th string underneath one of the installed capo spikes. You will also need to place a ‘regular type capo’ on your fingerboard. Eg. When your banjo is in standard tuning and tuned to an open ‘G’ chord and you want to play say in open ‘A’ you will need to put a regular capo on your 2nd fret and also need to ‘CAPO’ your 5th string… So, when you have a Capo Spike fitted to your 7th fret you can push your 5th string underneath the capo spike to raise the pitch of your 5th string to ‘A’.
We recommend spikes to be installed on your 7th fret (enabling the key of A) and 9th fret (enabling the key of B) and 10th fret (enabling the key of C)
Spikes are much neater than other 5th string capo types, they do not get in the way of your playing… but are always there when you need them.
Spikes were pioneered and used by the legendary Earl Scruggs and are used by most professional banjo players of today.
THE FITTING OF SPIKES WILL NOT INVALIDATE YOUR DEERING BANJO WARRANTY