Contrary to popular belief the banjo was not born and created in America. In fact, it was not introduced to America until the 17th century when African slaves were forced here. The Banjo was actually created somewhere in Africa by using animal skin tacked to a hollowed half of a gourd with 3 or 4 strings made from horse hair or gut on a planed stick and it was called a Banjar. The instrument became popular among American people. Since then major modifications were made giving us today s versions the 5-string, plectrum, and the tenor.
If you are a banjo player who prefers the 4-string version then you need the Deering Goodtime Special Banjo. This banjo produces a wonderful, powerful crisp , bright, sparkling tone that will surprise you! This is a good looking and sounding banjo that won’t break the bank!
- Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
- 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
- Hardwood Bowtie Inlays
- Sealed Geared Guitar Tuners
- Geared 5th String Tuner
- Durable Satin Finish
- Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead
- 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
- Patented Steel Goodtime Special Tone Ring
- 11″ Frosted Top High Crown Head
- Steel Tension Hoop
- 16 Bracket Shoes 16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Hex Nuts
- 16 Bracket Shoes
- Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
- 2 Piece Flange
- Nickel plated Armrest
- Nickel Plated Hardware
- -Blond Maple
-Durable Satin Finish
- Has a bell like tone that is loud, crisp and clear and easily heard in a band setting.
- 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.
- Comes from the factory with light gauge strings 10, 11, 13, 21W, 10
- Can be played with medium gauge 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