Deering Goodtime Special 'Carolina King' Leader

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  • £769.00
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The Deering Goodtime Special ‘Carolina King’ Leader Model is our top of the range, highest specification Goodtime ‘Special’ Banjo fitted with the Deering patented 'Special' tone ring. It is primarily designed for hard driving bluegrass and picking styles. Please see below for more details.
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Description

Buy your Deering Goodtime Special 'Carolina King' Leader from Eagle Music Shop and receive our premier workshop setup at no extra cost.

Deering Goodtime Special 'Carolina King' Leader Banjo Specification:

The set-up on this banjo is influenced by the Carolina King himself, Jens Kruger! It is an excellent natural maple closed back resonator banjo fitted with the Deering patent pending 20/10 tone ring. It has Deering railroad capo spikes fitted at the 7th, 9th and 10th frets to facilitate easy key changes for different tunings. Also fitted to this excellent banjo is a set of 10 gauge Deering strings. The three ply violin maple rim is the same quality as found on pre-war Mastertone banjos. Jens Kruger played this banjo at our ‘Banjo 1000’ event and was more than impressed at the power, punch and playability of this unique Deering ‘Goodtime’ Leader banjo.


All Deering Goodtime ‘Leader’ Banjos are unique and exclusive to Eagle Music UK, they are upgraded Goodtime banjos that are built by the same Craftsmen, and with the same care and tooling that is used for building the top of the line USA Deering, Vega and Tenbrooks Banjos. Teachers and professionals around the world recommend the Goodtime banjo!
Here are some of the high quality build specifications of this fine Deering banjo:

Neck:

  • Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
  • 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
  • Planetary, precision geared, back facing traditional banjo tuning pegs
  • Deering 5th string capo spikes fitted at the 7th 9th and 10th frets (See details at Bottom of Page)
  • Geared 5th String Tuner
  • Deering Fiddle Shaped Peghead
  • Engraved Deering Goodtime & Eagle ‘Leader’ logo on headstock
  • Black side dot neck position markers
  • Exotic hardwood ‘Bow Tie’ fret inlays


Pot:

  • Blonde 3-ply Violin Grade Solid Maple Rim
  • Steel Tension Hoop
  • 20/10 Goodtime Special Tone Ring
  • Deering 11″ Frosted Top High Crown Banjo  Head
  • Set up with 10, 11, 13, 21w, 10  Deering Strings
  • 5/8″ Maple/Ebony Goodtime Bridge
  • 16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Nuts
  • 16 Bracket Shoes with Screw Attachments
  • Deering Patented Goodtime Silent Tailpiece
  • Deering Vega Style Low Set Armrest
  • Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
  • Nickel plated hardware
  • Durable Satin Finish
  • Closed back



Tone:
Easy to play with clarity of note separation and round powerful full bodied tone.

Tuned:
g,D,G,B,D in standard G tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Dimensions:
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

Warranty: Deering 6 year warranty. The trust and pride that Deering share in their products gives them the confidence to grant every owner of a Goodtime banjo a six year warranty ensuring the quality of materials and workmanship.

What are Capo Spikes?
Capo Spikes enable you to ‘CAPO’ your 5th string and play your banjo in higher keys simply by pushing your 5th string underneath one of the installed capo spikes. You will also need to place a ‘regular type capo’ on your fingerboard. Eg. When your banjo is in standard tuning and tuned to an open ‘G’ chord and you want to play say in open ‘A’  you will need to put a regular capo on your 2nd fret and also need to ‘CAPO’ your 5th string… So, when you have a Capo Spike fitted to your 7th fret you can push your 5th string underneath the capo spike to raise the pitch of your 5th string to ‘A’.

We recommend spikes to be installed on your 7th fret (enabling the key of A) and 9th fret (enabling the key of B) and 10th fret (enabling the key of C)
Spikes are much neater than other 5th string capo types, they do not get in the way of your playing… but are always there when you need them.

Spikes were pioneered and used by the legendary Earl Scruggs and are used by most professional banjo players of today.
THE FITTING OF SPIKES WILL NOT INVALIDATE YOUR DEERING BANJO WARRANTY

Each banjo we supply is individually set up in our on-site Banjo Specialist Workshop here at Eagle Music. Any Banjo purchased from Eagle will be fully SET UP, checked for intonation and playability and tuned ready for playing straight out of the box! 

Specification

Category 5 String Banjo
Playing Level Beginner, Intermediate, Professional
Playing Style Bluegrass gDGBD
Banjo Pot Size 11 inch Pot
Body Type Resonator
Number of Frets 22
Tuning Pegs Rear Facing Planetry Pegs
Supplied with Case/Gig Bag None
Manufacturers Warranty 6 Years
Exclusivity Exclusive to Eagle Music
Delivery & Returns

We will endeavor to ensure that orders are speedily processed and despatched the same day if at all possible.

Ordered items requiring setting up in the workshop will be despatched within 1-2 days using Interlink Express Next Day Delivery (next day being the day after it leaves Eagle Music Shop).

You will be informed immediately if there is a problem with any part of your order or if any item is 'out of stock'.

You can read our full deliveries policy here.

Should you not be entirely happy with your purchase, or you have ordered an incorrect item, Eagle Music is happy to refund your purchase (excluding postage) within 28 days providing the goods are in a fully resaleable condition (including the original undamaged packaging) and not featured within the Exclusion Policy. (Exclusions apply to selected products).

Please note the following exclusions:

DVD's and CD's cannot be returned unless they are faulty

Banjo heads cannot be returned once you have tried to fit them to your banjo

Harmonica's have a 7 day guarantee and can be returned within this time if they are found to be faulty

Goods must be returned to Eagle Music together with a covering letter and contact details so that the matter can be dealt with efficiently and promptly.

You can read our full returns policy here.

Reviews

4 reviews for Deering Goodtime Special 'Carolina King' Leader

Kay Mortimer

by on 2016-07-23

Used for personal use

Rated 5 out of 5

Peter David Green

by on 2016-05-26

amazing quality
beautiful sound
i would recommend it to all

Rated 5 out of 5

Steve Hawksworth

by on 2015-05-20

Great quality product

Rated 5 out of 5

Edward Bromley

by on 2014-08-15

the banjo is superb just a little tuning required which is to be expected but I would recommend the Carolina king to anybody the sound it produces is fantastic even when I play it

Rated 5 out of 5

Rated 5 out of 5 based on 4 customer reviews
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