Deering Goodtime Blackgrass Special 5-String Banjo


Features a tone ring to give it a brighter tone

A dark twist on an otherwise traditional instrument

  • 3-Ply ViolinGrade Maple Pot
  • Poplar/Maple Resonator
  • Beveled Steel Tension Hoop
  • Rock Maple Neck
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Deering Goodtime Blackgrass Special



The Goodtime Blackgrass Special has a pure black stain and black head, the same as the Goodtime Blackgrass, but this model features a tone ring to give it a brighter, richer tone.


All of the 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 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.





Neck Wood: Rock Maple

Neck Shape: Slender "D" Shape

Stain: Black

Finish: Satin

Nut Width: 1 1/4"

Nut Material: Lexan Polycarbonate

Tuners: Goodtime Planetary Tuners

5th String Tuner: Goodtime Geared 5th String Tuner

Frets: 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets



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



Resonator Wood: 3-Ply Poplar/Poplar/Maple

Resonator Finish: Satin

Resonator Sidewalls: Straight

Resonator Diameter: 13 7/8"

Resonator Stain: Black



Neck Width at the Nut: 1 1/4"

Scale Length Nut to Bridge: 26 1/4"

Rim Diameter: 11"

Overall Instrument Length: 38"

Weight Approx.: 6 lbs