A Black & White Stand alone banjo with a modern look, the Midnight
Special is the top of the Goodtime line. It has our new patent pending
Tone Ring mounted on a violin grade maple 3-ply rim for a sound that is
absolutely amazing in an affordable banjo. This modern black and white
banjo has a look that is striking and classic at the same time. It's a
modern banjo players banjo with great performance at an affordable price
and it is American Made!
Rock maple stained in a stunning black, with white mother of pearloid neck inlays and proudly bearing a white “Made in the USA” star, the new Midnight Special Goodtime resonator model now stands boldly alongside Deering’s other Goodtime models, the most popular selling American made banjos in the world. The maple resonator is stained in black with a striking white binding that offsets the nickel plated hardware and steel tone ring. Already acclaimed for its bright sound and great sustain, the Midnight Special version of the Goodtime Special is a limited edition offering of this proven performer.
The Goodtime Midnight Special is a limited edition banjo that will be serial numbered marking it as a true collectable. The sound of the Midnight Special has been described as a well defined golden sweetness, with a round bass resonance and brilliant highs that rival banjos selling for more than twice the price. These very limited, special edition banjos are being made with the new red maple rims hand-crafted at the Deering Banjo factory location in California. It is the perfect marriage of these new red maple rims and the steel tone ring that gives players the increased response, clarity, and definition heard from the Midnight Special Goodtime banjo.
The Midnight Special comes standard with planetary tuning pegs and a geared fifth string tuner, all with pristine white tuning buttons that add to the already sleek styling of this banjo. Crafted with the more traditional Deering peghead shape preferred by many banjo enthusiasts and emblazoned with the familiar Goodtime logo in bright white, the Midnight Special banjo also includes a vintage style Vega armrest for playing comfort. Owners of the Midnight Special will possess a new hallmark in Deering craftsmanship that combines style, sound, and substance to be enjoyed for years to come.
Deering Goodtime Midnight Special Banjo Features:
Slender Rock Maple Neck stained Black
White dot inlays
Goodtime Logo in White
Deering Peg Head shape
Planetary TunersGeared 5th String Tuner
Durable Satin Finish
Spikes installed at 7th, 9th, & 10th frets
3 ply Violin Grade Maple Rim Stained Black
NEW Patent Pending Nickel Plated Steel Goodtime Tone Ring
11″ Frosted Top High Crown Head
Steel Tension Hoop
16 Bracket Shoes
2 Piece Flange
16 Flat Hooks
16 9/32″ Hex Nuts
Patented Adjustable Goodtime Tailpiece
Nickel Plated Armrest
Nickel Plated Hardware
Maple Resonator stained Black accented with White Binding
Durable Satin Finish
Has a clear and bright sound of maple that projects very well.Easy to play with clarity of note separation.
g,D,G,B,D in standard G tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38″
Weight Approx. 8 lbs
trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to
grant every owner of a Goodtime Banjo a 6 year warranty ensuring the
quality of our materials and workmanship.
The Goodtime 2 banjo is proof that an easy to play, good sounding, high quality, American made banjo doesn't have to be expensive. The Goodtime 2 is a resonator version of the Deering Goodtime banjo that was and is not only great sounding, economical and light weight, but extremely popular. The Goodtime 2 banjo has a rock maple neck that is slender and low profile. The frets are precision fitted directly into the rock maple neck just like on the most famous electric guitars made in the '60's (now collector's items carrying very high prices). The neck is fast and easy to fret and fits large and small hands. The tuning machines are all geared including the fifth peg. Tuning is accurate and easy. The precision fretwork gives the Goodtime 2 beautiful intonation up and down the neck. The fingering area has dot position markers of black delrin. The finish is satin in the natural rock maple blond color. The Goodtime 2 pot (or main body) assembly has a multi-ply rock maple and birch rim. The rim is laminated in the same style as the classic banjos of the 1920's and produces a sweet, clear tone that has been compared to banjos costing three times the price. The 16 brackets are held by traditional bracket shoes. The nickel plated two piece resonator flange is mounted underneath the bracket shoes and adds tone enhancing weight and a finishing touch to the appearance of the resonator/pot assembly. The maple resonator is attached to the pot by small screws through the resonator flange. This makes access to head adjustments simple and easy. The Goodtime 2 banjo is made to be played. It is designed to be the very best sounding, easy to play and adjustable banjo available for the lowest possible price. Banjos in this price range usually have thick, high gloss finishes and lots of plastic inlays; both of which are clearly for catching the buyers eye and trying to look like more expensive instruments. In every case, the tone and playability of the instruments is ignored and these banjos are frustrating to tune, adjust and play. With rims made of aluminum, they have a far less desirable tone. Deering puts all of the design and building emphasis on tone and playability. The Goodtime 2 banjos are simple cosmetically, but the tone and ease of playability far surpasses any banjo on the market at this price. Don't buy an 'empty' banjo that is made to LOOK fancy. Buy the American made and designed Goodtime 2 banjo and enjoy playing music, not just hanging your banjo on the wall. Deering Banjo Company makes the broadest line of banjos of any maker in the world. We are banjo specialists. We don't make motorcycles, guitars, and washing machines. We don't make "product", we make BANJOS and have for over 25 years. Every banjo we make gets the attention, care and affinity that you deserve in your banjo and that you expect.
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