Deering Goodtime Special Openback 5-String Banjo w/Tone Ring- Left Hand
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Deering Goodtime Special Openback - Left Hand
With its bright sound that anybody can recognize, this banjo is special for a reason.
The Goodtime Special Openback banjo cuts through sonic landscapes with its bright and powerful tone thanks to its built-in tone ring and openback construction style. This makes it the ideal banjo for students learning the clawhammer or frailing styles of playing, as well as those learning the more traditional bluegrass.
Wood that Sings
The Goodtime Openback is made from Mahogany, which gives it a sweet and bright tone, but without the sustain of other woods like maple or walnut. You can even add maple to the banjo for free, and add more brightness and clarity to your tone. This is perfect for beginners practicing their note separation.
Big Sound, Big Value
With its classic looks and feel, The Openback Special has become Deering’s flagship banjo. It’s also a favorite among beginners, with everything you need in a high-quality banjo at an affordable price.
For the beginner looking for a powerful and elegant banjo to begin their banjo-playing career with, the Deering Goodtime Special Openback is for you.
Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver frets
Hardwood Bow Tie Inlays
Sealed Geared Tuners
Geared 5th String Tuner
Durable Satin Finish
Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead
Blonde 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
New Patented Goodtime Special Tone Ring
Steel Tension Hoop
11″ Top Frosted High Crown Head
5/8″ Maple/Ebony Goodtime Bridge
16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Nuts
16 Bracket Shoes
Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
Durable Satin Finish
Louder projection and clarity from the tone ring of a full bodied tone.
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Rim diameter 11″
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2″
Instrument Weight: 6.5 lbs
Please note this banjo does NOT come with a case or bag. Purchase of a hard case is strongly recommended especially if ordering online. Please see our cases and bags page for options.