Deering Goodtime The 'Drive Duke' Electro

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Code: 840394011004
£589.99
RRP £773.99
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The Deering Goodtime Leader ‘Drive-Duke’ Electro is a higher specification than the standard ‘Goodtime’ banjo. It is an excellent Electro Acoustic open back 'gigging' banjo with a rock maple neck set up for playing all styles. Please see more details below.

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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

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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 'Drive Duke Electro' Specification:

A true workhorse  ‘on-stage’ banjo fitted with a Piezzo Electric Pick-up and Deering 5th string railroad capo spikes fitted at the 7th, 9th and 10th frets for easy and quick string pitch and key changes.

It is lightweight and easy to handle and carry for travelling if needed. The bright sound from this banjo is excellent for acoustic playing and when ‘plugged in’ it gives you that extra ‘Drive’ on-stage. The three ply solid violin maple rim is the same quality as found on pre-war Mastertone banjos.

This ‘Leader’ Open Back 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.


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
  • 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
  • Fiddle shaped headstock
  • Black side dot neck position markers
  • Exotic hardwood ‘Bow Tie’ fret inlays


Pot:
 

  • Blonde 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
  • Piezzo-Electro fitted pickup
  • 6mm Jack input socket fitted as standard
  • Deering railroad capo spikes fitted at the 7th, 9th and 10th frets (Please see details at bottom of page)
  • Steel Tension Hoop
  • Three ply solid violin maple rim
  • Fitted with a Deering 11" High Crown Frosted Top White Banjo 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
  • Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
  • Nickel Plated Hardware
  • Set up with 9, 11, 13, 24w, 9 strings
  • 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:
Easy to play with clarity of note separation and round full bodied tone. The bright sound from this banjo is excellent for acoustic playing and when ‘plugged in’ it gives you that 'Electro' extra ‘Drive’ on-stage

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.

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

Specification

Brand Specifics

Range / Series
Goodtime
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
Banjo Head Type
White Frosted Top
Crown Height
High Crown (1/2")
Number of Hooks
18
Bridge
Goodtime maple/ebony smile bridge
Bridge Height
5/8"
Tailpiece
Deering Goodtime Patented Tailpiece

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"
Spikes Fitted
7,9,10

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)

Electrics

Electro Acoustic Model
Yes
Pickup Type
'Bug Style' Piezo Pickup

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 lb

Customer reviews

5 / 5
1 review for Deering Goodtime The 'Drive Duke' Electro
eKomi customer reviews
Ray Cullimore
23/09/2014
I am very well pleased with the banjo, ideal for what I need.
Rated 5 out of 5

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