Deering Goodtime Leader 19 Fret Tenor Banjo

Deering
Code: 840394011035
£549.00
RRP £659.00
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The USA built Goodtime Leader open back tenor banjo with fast action 19 fret rock maple neck and planetary geared tuners. Can be supplied tuned for playing jazz in CGDA, Irish music in GDAE or Chicago(guitar style)in DGBE. A great sounding USA hand-built 19 fret tenor banjo. Please see below for specification.

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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

Goodtime Leader 19 Fret Tenor Banjo Specification:
Fitted with a set of planetary geared back facing  banjo tuners and inlaid black side dot neck position markers.
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!

Neck:
 

  • Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
  • Black inlaid dot side neck position markers
  • 19 Nickel Silver Frets
  • Hardwood Bowtie Inlays
  • Planetary Geared Banjo Tuners
  • Durable Satin Finish


Pot:
 

  • Blonde 3-ply Maple Rim
  • Steel Tension Hoop
  • 11″ Frosted Bottom Head
  • 5/8″ Maple/Ebony Goodtime Bridge
  • 16 Flat Hooks With 9/32″ Nuts
  • 16 Bracket Shoes
  • Deering Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
  •  Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
  •  Durable Satin Finish


Case sold separately

Tone:
Easy to play with clarity of note separation.
Tuned: C,G,D,A in standard tenor tuning. GDAE Irish or DGBE Chicago
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Dimensions:
Neck Width At The Nut 1 1/8″
Scale Length Nut To Bridge 21″
Rim Diameter 11″
Overall Instrument Length 32″
Instrument Weight: 4 lbs

Warranty:
The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Goodtime banjo a warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.


Detailed Deering Goodtime Tenor Banjo Specification:
Made in America at the Deering Banjo factory in California, the Goodtime openback banjo weighs about 4 pounds so it is ideal for traveling, camping, hiking, taking to the beach and provides a vibrant singing banjo tone in any situation. Also, light enough to easily hold and play and is the perfect banjo to start out with since it is fretted correctly and plays easily.

Tuned in 5ths like a viola or cello in CGDA, this banjo is a great crossover instrument for string players! As one customer put it "Really great instrument with a great build quality and a lovely loud and rich tone. It is a delight to play with its short scale fretboard, slim neck and light weight body. I chose the Irish GDAE tuning so that I can use the chords and tunes already learnt on the mandolin and am able to play it with just a little more of a stretch and a bit more movement of the old fingers! I'm well impressed and can strongly recommend one of these lovely American banjos".

At Eagle Music we set up each banjo with the correct gauge strings for your chosen tuning. eg. Jazz, Irish style tenor banjo or Chicago (guitar tuning) Also at the set-up stage, we work the nut and the bridge to suit the strings for your chosen tuning. We set the action and intonation ...We tune each banjo before dispatch.

The heart of the Goodtime Banjo is the three ply violin maple rim producing an exceptional bright warm tone...It is built with excellent quality nickel hardware and the Rock Maple neck sets up with a fast action.

The ever popular Deering Goodtime Banjo has a rock maple neck and construction that provides you with stability at a great price; it has amazing volume and quality of tone.

The 3 ply rim is built from solid violin maple. The rim diameter is 279.40mm (11”) and a thickness of 14.28mm (9/16”). The solid violin maple rim also acts as the tone ring and produces a bright, clear, and warm sound. 16 bracket hooks are fitted to give even tension on the tension hoop. The tailpiece is a Deering silent type that accepts loop-ended string. All metal work is nickel plated to a high standard. The Deering mylar head is fitted along with an ebony tipped 15.87mm (5/8”) maple bridge. The solid violin maple rim is natural satin finished.

The fast action rock maple neck is attached to the pot assembly with a lag bolt and coordinating rim rod, which give you the player 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 fingerboard is inlaid with Hardwood Bow Tie  inlays. The nickel silver fretwork is perfectly positioned, rounded and polished for smooth playing.

The nut is precisely cut and filed for a comfortable string action at the first position. The Deering traditional fiddle shaped peghead  is finished in natural satin maple engraved with the Deering Goodtime model logo and the inscription ‘Proudly Made In USA’.  A set of precision geared tuners are fitted for trouble free tuning. The 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
Product Line
Blonde Goodtime
Eagles Own Exclusive Brands
Leader
Exclusivity
Exclusive to Eagle Music
Banjo Type
4 String Banjo
Number of Strings
4 String

Pot

Pot Type
Open back
Pot Construction
3 ply violin grade maple rim

Neck

Number of Frets
19

Headstock

Tuning Pegs
Rear facing planetary tuners

Finish

Tuning
Chicago DGBE, Irish GDAE, Jazz CGDA,

Other

Country of Manufacture
USA
Right or Left Handed
Right Handed
Supplied with Case/Gig Bag
None
Manufacturers Warranty
6 Years
6 Years

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