Special means it has our patented Goodtime Special Tone Ring - The Goodtime Special Openback banjo produces a more powerful and brighter tone because it is made with our patented steel tone ring. This is the lowest priced Deering banjo made with a tone ring. The openback style makes it suitable for clawhammer or frailing styles of playing, while the increased brightness and volume is a wonderful surprise to players who play in the more traditional bluegrass style of play.
Neck: • Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck • 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver frets • Hardwood Bow Tie Inlays • Sealed Geared Tuners • Geared 5th String Tuner • Durable Satin Finish • Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead
Pot: • Blonde 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim • New Patented Goodtime Special Tone Ring • Steel Tension Hoop • 11″ Top Frosted High Crown Head • 5/8″ Maple/Ebony Goodtime Bridge • 16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Nuts • 16 Bracket Shoes • Patented Goodtime Tailpiece • Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments • Durable Satin Finish
Tone: Louder projection and clarity from the tone ring of a full bodied tone.
Dimensions: • Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″ • Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″ • Rim diameter 11″ • Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2″ • Instrument Weight: 6.5 lbs