The Goodtime Blackgrass is the ultimate banjo for players looking for something a little on the darker side. The pure black stain of the all maple wood is accented with matte black hardware and a black head which combine to put a dark twist on an otherwise traditional instrument.
The difference between the Blackgrass Special and the standard Blackgrass is the Blackgrass Special features a Goodtime Special tone ring which gives the banjo a brighter and richer tone. This is essentially the same banjo as the Goodtime Artisan Special banjo but with a black stain, black head, and black powder coated hardware.
The Deering Goodtime Blackgrass Special is built in the same San Diego factory as all other Deering models and has a familiar Goodtime vibe that echoes some of the aesthetics as the new Goodtime Artisan line. The Midnight Maple fingerboard is inlaid with Artisan style Pearloid inlays and the banjo still features the ever-present 3-ply violin grade maple for optimum tone and resonance.
Rim: 3-Ply Violin Grade Maple
Rim Diameter: 11"
Tone Ring: Patented Goodtime Special Steel Tone Ring
Head: 11" Top Frosted High Crown
Tension Hoop: Beveled Steel Tension Hoop
Hooks & Nuts: 16 Flat J-Hooks and 9/32" Hex Nuts
Flange: Two Piece Goodtime Series Flange
Armrest: Goodtime Armrest
Hardware Plating: Durable Matte Black Powder Finish
Tailpiece: Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
Finish: Hand Finished Satin Polyurethane