Deering Goodtime Special Leader Open Back

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£699.00
RRP £789.00
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The excellent Deering Goodtime Special Leader 5-string Open Back banjo with patent pending 20-10 steel tone ring, built in Spring Valley, California, USA. It has a rock maple neck set up for all banjo styles. this powerful banjo is excellent for old time music and all other banjos styles. Please see below for specification details.

Full description

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

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Description

Deering Goodtime Special Leader Open Back Specification:

Excellent for all styles, old time, clawhammer, frailing and even bluegrass!

The Deering Goodtime Special Leader Open Back has amazing volume and quality of tone. The addition of the Deering tone ring gives you extra power and clarity of sound. We set up each banjo with a precise action and supply to you in standard ‘G’ tuning.

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!

Tone:

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

Tuned:

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

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.


Gig Bag or Hardshell Case Sold Separately


More Specification detail:

The Pot Assembly…

The Three Ply solid violin maple rim is built from solid red maple (as used on pre-war classic Mastertone banjos)... The rim diameter is 279.40mm (11”) and a thickness of 14.28mm (9/16”). The maple rim is fitted with a heavy 1/8" steel Deering tone ring and produces a powerful, bright, clear Deering ‘warm’ sound. 16 bracket hooks are fitted to give even tension on the tension hoop. The tailpiece is a Deering ‘Presto’ type that accepts loop-ended string. All metal work is nickel plated to a high standard. A milky 11” diameter ‘Deering’ plastic head is fitted (top side coated) along with an ebony tipped 15.87mm (5/8”) maple bridge. The solid maple rim is natural satin finished. Complete with nickel plated armrest.

The Neck Assembly…
The neck is attached to the pot assembly with a single lag bolt and a single coordinating rim rod, which give you the facility to alter the ‘action’ of the banjo to suit your particular style of playing relative to the strings of your choice. The neck is constructed from solid rock maple. The 22-fret fingerboard is inlaid with exotic Hardwood Bow Tie inlays at the 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th, 12th, 15th, 17th, and 19th frets. The nickel silver fretwork is perfectly positioned, rounded and polished for smooth playing. Black side dot position markers

The geared 5th string tuner is adjacent the 5th fret. The nut is precisely cut and filed for a comfortable string action at the first position. The 5th string tuning peg has a screw to adjust the torque for positive tuning. The Traditional Shaped Banjo Peg Head (headstock) is finished in natural satin maple stained the name Leader Logo and ‘Goodtime’ is laser etched along with a Deering Star with the following inscription ‘Made In USA’. The Planetary Geared Tradititonal Banjo tuners are nickel plated to match the hardware of the pot assembly. The neck is natural satin finished, to match the rim.

Specification

Brand Specifics

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

Pot

Pot Type
Open back
Pot Diameter
11"
Pot Construction
3 ply violin grade maple rim
Tone Ring Fitted
Yes
Tone Ring Type
Goodtime 2010 Steel Tone Ring
Banjo Head Type
White Frosted Top
Crown Height
High Crown (1/2")
Tension Hoop
Steel tension hoop
Number of Hooks
16
Bridge
Goodtime maple/ebony smile bridge
Bridge Height
5/8"
Tailpiece
Deering Goodtime Patented Silent Tailpiece
Armrest Fitted
Yes

Neck

Neck Material
Blonde slender rock maple neck
Fretboard
Maple
Number of Frets
22
Neck Inlays
Goodtime Bow Tie Inlays
Scale Length
26 1/4"

Headstock

Headstock Material
Maple
Nut Material
Synthetic
Nut Width
1 1/4"
Tuning Pegs
Rear facing planetary tuners
Tuner Buttons
Pearloid

Finish

Finish
Satin
Tuning
Open G (gDGBD)

Other

Overall Length
37 1/2"
Country of Manufacture
USA
Right or Left Handed
Right Handed
Supplied with Case/Gig Bag
None
Manufacturers Warranty
6 Years
6 Years
Weight
4.5 lb

Customer reviews

5 / 5
2 reviews for Deering Goodtime Special Leader Open Back
eKomi customer reviews
JOHN CAMPBELL
15/05/2022
This banjo is a joy to play, as I play 'old time banjo' it lives up to it's description. It's an excellent buy...
I'm one happy customer.
Rated 5 out of 5
Kenneth Robson
19/03/2019
I use this banjo for bluegrass and learning clawhammer. The neck profile and setup make it easy to play
Rated 5 out of 5

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