Deering Goodtime Blackgrass SPECIAL with FREE Guardian CG-044J Deluxe Hardshell Case

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Deering Goodtime Blackgrass Special Banjo Free Guardian CG-044J Deluxe Hardshell Case

The Goodtime Blackgrass "Special" features a Deering Flat Head Tone Ring.

The difference between the Blackgrass Special and the standard Blackgrass is the Blackgrass Special features a Deering Goodtime Special flat head tone ring which gives the banjo a brighter and richer tone.  This is essentially the same banjo as the Goodtime Artisan Special banjo but with a black stain, black head, and black powder coated hardware.

The Deering Goodtime Black Grass Special with tone ring not only looks great but is the ultimate banjo for players looking for something with a darker look The pure black stain of the all maple wood is accented with matte black hardware and a black head which combine to put a dark twist on an otherwise traditional instrument.    

Why Teachers Love This Banjo

Teachers look critically at a banjo because they want their students to be successful. Viewed from a teacher’s eye, he/she requires a banjo to be constructed with musical accuracy, ease of playability, adjustability, and durability. These are the reasons that teachers recommend the Goodtime banjo.

  • Rich Musical Tone and Accuracy
  • Ease Of Play
  • Easy To Maintain is an authorized dealer for all Deering Banjo Models and at the best prices. Call or email us anytime for a price quote or price match. Toll free - 1-866-322-6567 offers complete professional banjo set-up FREE
.  We can also add custom options like 5th string capo spikes, bridge upgrades, zero glide nut, have left handed models and other set up requests.

List of FREE Items with this Banjo

  • Best Beginner Banjo Free Banjo Student Package
  • Best beginner Banjo Book 64 Page Spiral Bound Beginner Banjo Book
           with Split Screen DVD and 2 Audio CDs
  • Free Official Deering Heavy Padded Gig Bag or Substitute a Guardian CG-044J Deluxe Hardshell case FREE
  • Free Banjo Lessons Online FREE LIFETIME PLATINUM Lesson Site Access
  • FREE 5th String Capo Spikes at Frets 7 9 10
  • Free Professional Banjo Set up
  • Wrench to Tighten Banjo Head on Deering Add a Deering Leather Strap that Fits Good Time or Artisan for $34
  • Wrench to Tighten Banjo Head on Deering Left Handed is No Extra Charge on Deering Good Time and Artisan Banjos
  • Free US Shipping
  • $30 Intl. AK, HI Shipping Credit
  • Best Price Guarantee - Call us if you find a better one

FREE ITEMS don't add to normal discount price

These hard shell banjo cases are exceptional and they normally sell separately for $199 plus shipping. They have a perfect balance like the old Gibson hard shell banjo cases.The banjo fits in tight which is crucial for safety and there are padded wedges that keep the peg head from moving and perfectly protected. The top of the case is arched for even more protection. This is the same case that comes standard with the more expensive RK R75 or RK R76.
Substitute this Deluxe Guardian hard shell banjo case pictured below FREE with the Blackgrass Special
recording king hard shell banjo case

If you have any questions please call Ross anytime at his direct number
1-866-322-6567 or email us anytime with questions.

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  • No - FREE Official Deering Gig Bag is OK
  • FREE - Substitute Guardian CG-044J Deluxe HardShell Case
  • No - Do Not Add Free Beginner Package
  • Yes - Add Ross Nickerson Free Beginner Package
  • No Leather Strap
  • Add Deering Leather Strap $34
  • 5th String Capo Spikes Installed Free 7 9 10

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FREE WITH THIS BANJO - Beginner Banjo Package Deal Beginner Banjo Package Deal includes


Beginners Package - Retail value $79.00

Comes with an Official Deering Heavy Padded Case with Backpack Straps. $85 value


Also FREE Special Banjo Head Tightening T wrench
This wrench is sold separately by Deering for Goodtime Banjos for $10.95. We are ncluding it free at with any Goodtime Banjo.
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Add this Deering Leather Banjo Strap that fits Artisan and Good Time banjo's for $34. The vast majority of leather straps do not fit behind the brackets of a Good Time or Artisan Banjo.

Deering Black Grass Special Specs


  • Satin Black Slender Rock Maple Neck
  • Vintage Artisan Style Inlays
  • 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
  • Goodtime "Blackgrass" Logo Engraved On Peghead
  • Planetary Tuners
  • Geared 5th String Tuner
  • Spikes installed at 7th, 9th, and 10th frets
  • Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead


  • Satin Black 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
  • Durable Matte Black Powder Finish
  • Steel Tension Hoop
  • 11″ Black High Crown Head
  • 5/8″ Midnight Maple/Ebony Goodtime Smile Bridge
  • 16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Nuts
  • 16 Bracket Shoes with Screw Attachments
  • Deering Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
  • Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments


  • Satin Black Stained Maple Resonator
  • Black Binding
  • Durable Satin Finish


Has a clear and bright sound of maple. 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.


  • Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
  • Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
  • Rim Diameter 11″
  • Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
  • Overall Instrument Length 38″
  • Weight Approx. 6 lbs

Aug 26, 2022
Definitely worth every penny
First things first, this Banjo is incredibly hard to find. The fact that I found it here was a blessing in itself. Seriously, every music store around has it on back order. I’ve owned(pre-owned) the standard Blackgrass w/o tone ring and let me tell you, it makes a world of a difference! It’s a beautiful banjo in person with a beautiful sound to boot. 100% an eye catcher! Every question I had was answered promptly and professionally by Ross and I couldn’t be happier with this beauty. If you’re on the fence about the hardshell case, I promise you, you will never find a new Deering case for that price. The case itself is gorgeous and you can’t beat that new case smell lol

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