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Deering Goodtime Midnight 'Ebony' Special

  • £939.00
  • RRP from £1,089.00
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The limited edition Deering Goodtime Midnight Special set up and fitted with a stunning Deering Black Diamond 'ebony' banjo head. A Black & White Stand alone banjo with a modern look, the Midnight Special is the top of the Goodtime line. It has the new patent pending Tone Ring mounted on a violin grade maple 3-ply rim for a sound that is absolutely amazing in an affordable banjo. Please see below for specification details.
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Buy your Deering Goodtime Midnight 'Ebony' Special from Eagle Music Shop and receive our premier workshop setup at no extra cost.

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.


Category 5 String Banjo
Playing Level Beginner, Intermediate, Professional
Playing Style Bluegrass gDGBD
Banjo Pot Size 11 inch Pot
Body Type Resonator
Supplied with Case/Gig Bag None
Manufacturers Warranty 6 Years
Delivery & Returns

  Royal Mail announce changes to Special Delivery and Customer Service Points.
In light of the recent advice given by the government regarding COVID-19, please be aware of the following announcement from Royal Mail advising of changes to their services.

Special Deliveries.

Due to increased absence levels, we’ve reviewed our timed guarantees for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am and 1pm services and will make the following changes.

For items posted from Tuesday 31 March 2020 onwards, our guarantee delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9.00am the next working day will change to by 12.00pm the next working day*. Our guaranteed delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1.00pm will change to by 9.00pm the next working day*.

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 DPD Local Next Day Delivery (next day being the day after it leaves Eagle Music Shop). On the day of delivery you will receive a text message with your hours delivery time slot

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

NB : Orders processed on a Saturday but will not leave us until the Monday as Royal Mail and DPD Local do not collect from us at the Weekend.

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.


1 reviews for Deering Goodtime Midnight 'Ebony' Special

R.M. Tannant

by on 2015-05-25

I upgraded to a better banjo.
I am a begginer

Rated 5 out of 5

Rated 5 out of 5 based on 1 customer reviews

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