A Irish banjo for traveling and having fun, great for kids to learn on as well, the 17-fret tenor Goodtime Special has that bright sparkling tone needed for playing Irish music. It is the normal traditional tenor size that is commonly played in Irish bands. The simple look reflects the fact that all our attention went into the quality design and materials and playability while keeping the cost down and making this instrument in America. This is a louder banjo with the Special Tone ring that is built to last, an instrument you can enjoy playing right out of the box and that will hold up for years to come.
The Goodtime Special weighs around 8 lbs as compared with our Deering models which range from 9 lbs for a Boston to 11 lbs for a model with a quality Deering bronze tone ring. With the patent pending Goodtime Special tone ring and you have a banjo with power, sustain, and ring. It's a great sounding tone ring that is made in America with efficiency and economy. The sound is clear, with the Goodtime banjo sweetness and yet, it has a bell-like tone. It can be played very soft and fairly hard and has good balance so you can be heard loud and clear in band.
Neck: Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck 17 Nickel Silver Frets Hardwood Bow Tie Inlays Sealed Geared Guitar Tuners Satin Finish
Pot: 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Goodtime Rim Nickel Plated Steel Goodtime Tone Ring 11” High Crown Frosted Bottom Head Steel Tension Hoop 16 Bracket Shoes 16 Flat Hooks with 9/32” Hex Nuts Patented Goodtime Tailpiece 2 Piece Flange Nickel plated Armrest Nickel Plated Hardware
Resonator: Blonde Maple Black Binding Durable Satin Finish
Comes with a Triangle Carrying Box/Case
Tone: Has a great tenor tone that is loud, crisp and clear and easily heard in a band setting.
Tuned: C,G,D,A in standard tenor tuning; G,D,A,E in Irish tenor tuning Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
Dimensions: Neck Width at the Nut 1 13/64"” Scale Length Nut to Bridge 23” Resonator diameter 13 7/8” Overall Instrument Length 35” Weight Approx. 6 lbs