Deering Artisan Goodtime Open-Back Banjo, 5-String

Touting an open-back design for reduced weight and a violin-grade maple rim for full sound, this Deering Artisan 5-string banjo is ready to hit the road.


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Overall User Ratings (based on 1 ratings)
  • Overall:
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Sound:
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Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Submitted November 19, 2022 by thomas mardas in Cornish, ME

"I'd applaud but i'd fall over!"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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So after playing fingerstyle guitar for years i decided i wanted to learn banjo. My Uncle gave me an old Buckbee and i put some nylon strings on it but it needs to be set up better, won't stay in tune etc. I was ready to give up. Then i read about Deering banjo's saw many video's online etc. Plus being a proud veteran i like to buy American when possible. This banjo arrived in one day from zzounds! I literally let it acclimate for 30 minutes and then tuned it up to open G. Wow! Open back banjo projected so well and loud my daughter in her upstairs bedroom with a bose speaker cranking heard it! It not only plays like a dream, stays in tune, sounds amazing but i realized that my practice time with Buckbee wasn't wasted. Right out of the box the craftmanship is superb, the tonality, intonation, looks, i just ordered a Deering gig bag to protect this gem! To pay less than 150 with 5 no interest payments left and have this in my hands in one day i'm still in shock. Ordered it yesterday afternoon and needless to say when Fed Ex pulled into my driveway this morning my wife's job list for me has been on hold. I just hung it on it's string swing and am going to eat something, get some chores done and then back to this banjo. Ordering bib overalls tonight! No bs, here this is money well spent. Oh, 6 year warranty!

Musical Background:

Classical guitar at age 15. Played in bands at age 17 with electric guitars. Play a variety of styles now mostly acoustic guitar

Musical Style:

Classical, Ragtime, Blues, Gypsy Jazz and soon Banjo!
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