Deering Artisan Goodtime Openback 5-String Left-Handed Banjo


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The stunning new Artisan Goodtime banjo embodies Greg Deering’s lifelong vision for the Deering Banjo Company – to make the best sounding, best playing, best looking, and best value U.S.A. made banjo that he possibly could. It is a never ending quest that Deering pursues every single day. So with improved tooling and a higher than normal dose of creativity, we bid farewell to our old friend the Classic Goodtime and welcome with open arms the stunning aesthetic of the new Artisan Goodtime Banjos.

The familiar rich dark brown stain, planetary tuning pegs and the addition of 5th string spikes at frets 7, 9, 10 for alternate tunings allows this light weight maple banjo to exceed the features customers wanted and needed. The violin-grade maple rim is made of the same wood used on the professional level Deering models and gives the Goodtime banjo a rich, full, round note distinction.

Lightweight enough to travel with, convenient enough to keep by your easy chair at home, the Goodtime Artisan is great for hours of practice with a neck that is both comfortable to play and accurate to fret. This Goodtime banjo is not only beautiful to look at but will bring you hours of musical enjoyment.



Slender Rock Maple Neck Stained A Rich Brown

Midnight Maple Fingerboard

22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets

Vintage Artisan Style Inlays

Goodtime Americana Logo Engraved On Peghead

Planetary Tuners

Geared 5th String Tuner

Durable Satin Finish

Deering Peghead shape


11" 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim Stained Rich Brown

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 with Screw Attachments

Nickel Plated Armrest

Deering Patented Goodtime Tailpiece

Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments

Durable Satin Finish


Easy to play with clarity of note separation and round full bodied tone.


Comes strung with Deering Light Gauge Banjo Strings


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″

Rim Diameter 11″

Overall Instrument Length 37 3/4″

WEIGHT: 4.1 lbs.


The 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.

Additional information


Brand New

Case Included



Dark Brown Stain

Country of Origin



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