Deering Goodtime The 'Ebony Duke'

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What a great looking banjo! The Deering Goodtime Leader ‘Ebony Duke’ has a higher specification than the standard ‘Goodtime’ banjo. It is an excellent banjo with a USA rock maple neck set up for playing all styles, it is lightweight and easy to handle and carry for travelling if needed. The depth of sound from the Ebony Duke is enhanced by the thicker Mylar Ebony Deering banjo head. The three ply solid violin maple rim is the same quality as found on pre war Mastertone banjos. Please see below for more details.
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Description

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!

Deering Goodtime Ebony Duke Specification:

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
  • 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 Maple Rim
  • Steel Tension Hoop
  • 11″ Deering Ebony  High Crown  Head
  • 5/8″ Maple/Ebony Goodtime Bridge
  • 16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Nuts
  • 16 Bracket Shoes with Screw Attachments
  • Deering Patented Goodtime Silent Tailpiece
  • Set up with 9, 11, 13, 24w, 9 strings
  • Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
  • Nickel plated hardware
  • Durable Satin Finish
  • Openback Please Note: This banjo can be upgraded to a ‘Closed Back' resonator banjo at a later stage by fitting the resonator conversion kit that we offer as a retrofit parts kit.


Tone:
The thicker black Ebony Mylar Deering head gives this banjo a fuller deeper tone. The banjo is easy to play with clarity of note separation and a round 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″
Rim Diameter 11″
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2″
Weight Approx.4.5 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.


Specification

Category 5 String Banjo
Playing Level Beginner, Intermediate, Professional
Playing Style Frailing / Clawhammer, Bluegrass gDGBD
Banjo Pot Size 11 inch Pot
Body Type Open back
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.

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