Deering Goodtime Leader Maple Prince 5 String Banjo Beginners Pack

£571.00 Pack price
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Supplied in a Deering USA Presentation Box. This is an Eagle Music Exclusive USA 5-string banjo complete package. Set-up & tuned in our workshop before dispatch:- Includes the latest model USA Deering Leader 'Goodtime' Banjo with 6 year guarantee, Three Ply Violin Maple tone Rim, 'Bow Tie' inlays, Fiddle shape headstock, Planetary Geared Tuners and fingerboard side dots. Comes complete with a range of excellent quality accessories. All that you need to start playing the 5-String Banjo. See below for more details of this excellent value banjo pack

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Key Features
Made in the U.S.A.
Made in the U.S.A
6 Years
6 Years Warranty
3 play maple rim
Quality 3 Ply Maple Rim

Pack contains the following items

Code: 840394011004
Made in the U.S.A.
Made in the U.S.A
6 Years
6 Years Warranty
3 play maple rim
Quality 3 Ply Maple Rim

The Deering Goodtime Leader Maple Prince has a higher specification than the standard Goodtime banjo. It is fitted with a set of back facing Planetary Geared Deering Classic banjo tuning pegs and inlaid black side dot neck position markers. It is an excellent open back banjo with a USA rock maple neck and is set up for playing all styles, it is lightweight and easy to handle and carry for travelling if needed. The sound from this banjo is incredible! The three ply solid violin maple rim is the same quality as found on pre-war Mastertone banjos.

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This innovative method teaches 5-string, bluegrass style and is an inspirational course with a proven track record. With two instruction books and two cross-referenced supplement books, this method offers the beginner a carefully-paced and interest-keeping approach to the bluegrass style.

Covers easy chord strums for the beginner; learning tablature; right-hand rolls characteristic of bluegrass; techniques such as hammer-on, slide and pull-off.


Very simple single button design. The excellent Fzone FT-15 clip on chromatic tuner. Very simple to use with a single selector button for on/off and also mode selection. Suitable for any stringed instrument including banjo, guitar, ukulele, violin and others. It just simply clips on to the headstock of your instrument and picks up the vibration to register the exact tuning of your instrument. Please see more details below. Note Eastman guitar not included!

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Eagle-Puretone: Finely-Crafted, Precision Wound 5-String Banjo strings. Please see below for more details. Gauges 10 plain, 11 Plain, 13 plain, 21 Wound and a plain 10

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The TGI Transit series of bags are made of a durable canvas featuring 10mm padding, tough durable TGI zip ring pulls for quick and easy access and an embroidered TGI logo.

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From Dr Sherpa, a pair of Nickel steel finger picks and a shell thumb pick. A matched set for picking in the Scruggs Three-Finger-Style. The finger picks are adjustable for size, the thumb pick is Standard size that will fit medium to large thumbs.

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Black webbing banjo strap with leather ends, fully adjustable for length, complete with banjo fixing ties.

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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!

This Special Eagle Music Exclusive Pack includes the following excellent value accessories:-

  • The latest USA Deering Leader 'Maple prince' Goodtime Banjo with a 6 year guarantee. Has a three ply solid violin maple rim, bow tie inlays & traditional banjo headstock shape. It is fitted with a set of back facing Planetary Geared Deering banjo tuning pegs and inlaid black side dot neck position markers. This is a special upgraded version of the standard Goodtime banjo.
  • Deluxe padded gig bag with double Rucksack-type shoulder straps & zipped accessory pocket
  • A banjo tutor book
  • Deluxe electronic fully chromatic digital 'Clip-On'  banjo tuner. This state of the art chromatic tuner will also tune guitars, uke, mandolin etc.
  • Spare set of  banjo strings
  • Fitted adjustable banjo shoulder strap, strong 2" Nylon webbing with leather ends
  • A Shell thumb pick
  • Two Nickel steel pro quality finger picks
  • As much help and advice as you need about Banjos and Playing the Banjo ...Our specialists are here at the end of the phone any time you need us!
  • Also included with this pack are the following from the Deering Banjo Company:-
  • Deering presentation box
  • Deering Goodtime Banjo maintenance manual
  • Deering 6 year warranty guarantee card

Buy with peace of mind from Eagle Music Shop the No. 1 Deering Banjos World Master Dealership

Eagle Music are recognised and respected as a world leading Banjo Specialist Company,  and without question Eagle can be seen to stock and carry the largest selection in Europe of the world's quality banjo brands. As such, we want to help you to start playing the banjo!

Steve Noon our company owner, has put together this 'Special  Pack' to encourage you to buy a genuine USA built Deering banjo. This super value 5-String Banjo Starter Pack includes all that you need to start playing 5-string banjo in all styles.


Brand Specifics

Range / Series
Product Line
Blonde Goodtime
Eagles Own Exclusive Brands
Exclusive to Eagle Music
Banjo Type
5 String Banjo
Number of Strings
5 String


Pot Type
Open back
Pot Diameter
Pot Construction
3 ply violin grade maple rim
Banjo Head Type
White Frosted Top
Crown Height
High Crown (1/2")
Number of Hooks
Deering Goodtime Smile Bridge 3 footed maple with ebony tip
Bridge Height
Deering Goodtime Patented Tailpiece


Neck Material
Blonde slender rock maple neck
Number of Frets
Neck Inlays
Goodtime Bow Tie Inlays
Scale Length
26 1/4" (667mm)


Nut Material
Nut Width
1 1/4" (32mm)
Tuning Pegs
Rear facing planetary tuners
Tuner Buttons


Open G (gDGBD)


Overall Length
37 1/2"
Country of Manufacture
Right or Left Handed
Right Handed
Supplied with Case/Gig Bag
Gig Bag
Manufacturers Warranty
6 Years
6 Years
4.5 lb


Package Deals
Starter Pack

Customer reviews

5 / 5
13 reviews for Deering Goodtime Leader Maple Prince 5 String Banjo Beginners Pack customer reviews
John Fay
Extremely pleased with this banjo. Is exactly has described. Well packaged and fast delivery.
Rated 5 out of 5
tom phillips
For the price, this is a great instrument. Lovely sound, stays in tune and VERY light. Perfect for travelling.
Rated 5 out of 5
Dave Derbyshire
It’s exactly what I expected from the reviews
I am definitely not disappointed
Rated 5 out of 5
peter martin
Excellent banjo, love the sound and feel
Rated 5 out of 5
Colin Allen
Great quality banjo, but I wouldn’t expect anything less from deering.
Extremely well packaged for transit.
It was even in tune when I got it out of the box.
Rated 5 out of 5

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