The Goodtimes Just Keep Getting Better!

I now have more banjos that I can possibly justify, except by selling off a couple. The most recent addition is a Goodtime Artisan, chosen for all the wonderful playability and quality it shares with my bass-line Goodtime, and also because of upgrades, including a more traditional finish, planetary tuners, and spikes. But it’s not my second Goodtime; that’s a Classic Special, which is the open-back banjo I use for professional gigs now. For the whole story, and a comparison among the various lines, check out this article:


About Paul

Paul Race has been writing and playing all kinds of music since the 1960s, though he tends to favor acoustic and traditional songs. He has created resources like,, and to help other musicians get a good start on their own journeys.

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