Deering Artisan Goodtime Special (Now reduced shipping)Deering Artisan Goodtime Special (Now reduced shipping)

This is an Artisan Goodtime Special Banjo which I purchased in December of last year from Elderly Instruments. My playing style is moving away from bluegrass and so I’m looking to sell. I have played this instrument a fair amount over the past 9 months but it is in excellent condition with only the most minor signs of wear. New this banjo cost $1,299 so this is a great opportunity to get a fine instrument for a good deal. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the instrument or if you are interested in making an offer. Here is the description of this model from the Deering website:The Artisan Goodtime Special has the look of an older banjo with the rich brown stain, Deering fiddle shaped peghead and planetary banjo tuners. The Artisan Goodtime Special can be heard with a sweet voice with sustain that complements all the instruments in a band. Tuned to an open G Chord, with the spikes already installed, you can easily play in other keys. The stunning new Artisan Goodtime banjos epitomizes 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. Pearloid vintage artisan style inlays pop off the new Midnight Maple fingerboard, while the peg head is adorned with a beautifully engraved design. The Artisan Goodtime Special banjo is an achievement in keeping the cost down while providing an instrument that will stay in tune and perform reliably because it is made with precision by skilled American craftsmen. Made efficiently at our factory in Spring Valley (San Diego area of California), this is a comfortably playable banjo with a wonderfully bright tone. It is a solid dependable instrument that is immensely playable with excellent tonality and clarity. Thank you for your interest