Deering Artisan Goodtime Two Banjo, 5-String

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Strum out the finest of banjo licks with this 5-string Goodtime Two. Use the spikes at 7, 9, and 10 to expand your inspiration and play in different keys.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Maple resonator Long sustain, good projection, bright tone
Rock maple neck Superior strength and bright sound
Violin-grade maple rim Rich, full, round note distinction
Alternate tuning spikes Addition of spikes at 7,9, and 10

With a bluegrass resonator back for projection, the Artisan Goodtime Two banjo has a 3-ply violin grade maple rim and produces a bright and clear tone that projects well and is louder than its open back counterpart. The Artisan Two is enhanced with a rich brown stain, white detailing and spikes at 7, 9, and 10. The use of spikes enables you to expand your playing from the key of G to easily play in the keys of A, B, and C.

Here is a banjo you can have right there by your easy chair or take out an play in a jam. It holds its own as a bluegrass banjo for anyone looking for a lighter weight option and has the looks to boot! It's great for hours of practice with an accurate neck that is as comfortable as can be. You'll appreciate how light it is when you reach over to pick it up and enjoy playing it.

Most people who get a Goodtime banjo keep it because they love it even when they step up to their beautiful Deering banjo. The Goodtime banjo still maintains a special place in their life and this is why you don't see a lot of Goodtime banjos on the used market. It's a banjo you can take anywhere.

The stunning new Artisan Goodtime banjos embody 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. It is a never ending quest that Deering pursues every single day. So with improved tooling and a higher than normal dose of creativity, we bid farewell to our old friend read more the Classic Goodtime and welcome with open arms the stunning aesthetic of the new Artisan Goodtime Banjos. read less


- Neck: Slender Rock Maple Neck Stained a Rich Brown
- Inlays: Vintage Artisan Style Inlays
- Frets: 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
- Logo: Goodtime Logo Engraved On Peghead
- Tuners: Planetary
- Tuner: Geared 5th String Tuner
- Finish: Durable Satin Finish
- Additional: Spikes installed at 7th, 9th, and 10th frets
- Peghead: Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead
- POT: 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim Stained Rich Brown
- Hoop: Steel Tension Hoop
- Head: 11" Frosted Top High Crown Head
- Bridge: 5/8"Maple/Ebony Goodtime Bridge
- Nuts: 16 Flat Hooks with 9/32" Nuts
- Attachments: 16 Bracket Shoes with Screw Attachments
- Tailpiece: Deering Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
- Rod: Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
- Finish: Durable Satin Finish
- Resonator: Maple Resonator Stained Rich Brown
- Binding: Black
- Finish: Durable Satin
- 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

- Dimensions:
- Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4"
- Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4"
- Rim Diameter 11"
- Resonator Diameter 13 7/8"
- Overall Instrument Length 38?
- Weight Approx. 6 lbs

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-845-7791