Deering Goodtime Special Deco 5-String Banjo w/Resonator

5-String Banjo with Maple Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Deering Goodtime Special Deco 5-String Banjo w/Resonator

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  • $1,537.00
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Description & Specs

Introducing the Goodtime Deco Series, a stunning tribute to the vibrant American Art Deco design movement of the 1920s when the banjo reigned as America's most beloved instrument.  Impeccably designed, the Goodtime Deco banjos showcase exquisite Art Deco inspired hardwood inlays adorning the fingerboard, evoking the geometric shapes that defined the era's visual aesthetic. Complementing these inlays, the peghead features an engraved Art Deco motif, adding a touch of sophistication to your playing experience.

The hardware boasts our satin US Bronze powder finish, perfectly accentuating the banjo's overall Art Deco-inspired appearance. And to make sure playing your Goodtime banjo is a comfortable experience, all of these banjos now also features a US Bronze powder finished armrest. And by popular demand, each Goodtime banjo now includes a distinctive serial number discreetly stamped on the back of the peghead. This unique identifier adds a touch of exclusivity to your instrument, reflecting the attention to detail that goes into every Deering Goodtime Deco banjo.

Immerse yourself in the captivating allure of the Goodtime Deco Series and experience the essence of the American Art Deco design movement, perfectly harmonized with the soulful sound of our quality American made banjos.


Country of Manufacture: Made in the USA
Product Color: Natural Maple


Body Material: 3-Ply Violin Grade Maple Pot, 3-Ply Poplar/Poplar/Maple Resonator
Body Finish: Hand Rubbed Polyurethane with Carnuba Wax Finish


Neck Material: Rock Maple
Neck Finish: Satin
Neck Shape: Comfortable "D" Shape
Fingerboard Material: Rock Maple
Nut Material: Lexan Polycarbonate
Nut Width: 1.25"
Fingerboard Radius: 15"
Scale Length: 26.25"
Number of Frets: 22 Frets
Fingerboard Inlay: Art Deco-inspired hardwood inlays.
Inlay Shape: Custom Symbol
Headstock Inlay/Decal: Engraved Art Deco motif.


Tailpiece: Deering Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
Tuning Machines: Sealed Geared Tuners w/Goodtime Geared 5th String Tuner
Fret Wire: Pressed-In Nickel Silver
Hardware Notes: Satin US Bronze Powder Finish on pot hardware.

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