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The Deering Goodtime Special is a 5-String Banjo with a The improved Goodtime Special Tone Ring produces a powerfully crisp, bright, shiny tone with good...

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Name Gold Tone WR-7 Wayne Rogers SignatureGold Tone Dojo DLX BanjoDeering Goodtime Midnight Special LHRecording King RK-Elite-75Deering Eagle II Tenor 19-FretGold Tone BUC Concert Banjo w. CaseGold Tone CC-OT Package VBGold Tone Irish Tenor Banjo 12"Deering Goodtime 6 Banjo 11"Gold Tone BB400+ Bass Banjo w/Case
Description 7-String Openback Banjo with Pickup5Sstring Dojo Banjo with Pickup5-String Banjo5-String BanjoTenor Banjo4-String Concert Banjo5-String Open-Back Cripple Creek Clawhammer BanjoIrish 12" Tenor Banjo6-String BanjoBanjo Bass
NeckMapleMapleMapleMahoganyMaple, MahoganyMapleMapleMapleMapleMaple
FretboardSelected woodRosewood (Dalbergia latifolia)-RosewoodEbony (Diospyros Crassiflora Hiern)BlackwoodBlackwoodBlackwood-Blackwood
Nut width47.6 mm30.2 mm---34.9 mm (1.37")30.2 mm (1.19")31.7 mm42.85 mm4.76 cm
Scale648 mm670 mm-700 mm-394 mm (15.51")665 mm (26.18")495 mm-812 mm
Tone ring12" Brass----SteelBrassBrass--
Rim12" Maple---3-Ply violin-grade mapleMapleMapleMaple--
Tension hoopFlat bar---Deering brass notchedSteelFlat Bar---
PickupsSMP+--------SMP with adjustable volume
TailpieceTerminator---True Tone DeeringEZ-StringNo-Knot---
Head12" LC Renaissance----8" LC Smooth-12" HC Renaissance-14" Renaissance
ColourNaturalSunburst-Natural brown-Vintage brown satinVintage Brown MatteNaturalNatural-
BodyMapleMapleMapleMahoganyMaple RimMapleMapleMapleMapleMaple
Incl. Case
Incl. Gigbag
Bridge-Maple with ebony cap--Maple/Ebony-Maple with ebony cap---
Resonator-Biscuit--Maple in stained red mahogany, high-gloss-----
Number Of Srings-555445464
Fretboard inlays----Original Eagle-Dots & Star--Snowflakes
Machine heads----Banjo Planetary-Enclosed---
Armrest-------Vega Style-Hot Dog 14"

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The Deering Goodtime Special is a 5-String Banjo with a The improved Goodtime Special Tone Ring produces a powerfully crisp, bright, shiny tone with good volume at a moderate price, 22 Frets, Closed machine heads & Made in USA. The retail price is 779.54 £.


InlaysHardwood Bow Tie
Nut width31.8 mm (1.25")
ToneringPatented Steel Goodtime Special Tone Ring
Rim11" Blonde 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Tension hoopSteel
ResonatorBlonde Maple
Scale666.8 mm (26.25")
Bridge5/8" Maple/Ebony Goodtime bridge
TailpieceDeering Goodtime tailpiece
ColourBlonde Maple
Number Of Srings5
Incl. CaseNo
Incl. GigbagNo

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