Deering Goodtime Leader Parlor 19 Fret Short Scale

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The Deering Goodtime Leader Parlor is a higher specification than the standard Goodtime Parlor banjo. It is an excellent shorter scale 19 fret open back banjo with a rock maple neck set up for playing all styles, it is lightweight and easy to handle and carry for travelling if needed.
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Description

Buy your Deering Goodtime Leader Parlor 19 Fret Short Scale from Eagle Music Shop and receive our premier workshop setup at no extra cost.

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!

Goodtime Parlor Specification:

The sound from this banjo is incredible! The three ply violin maple rim is the same quality as found on pre war Mastertone banjos.

The Goodtime Parlor is just plain cute... It is tuned in G just the same as a 22 fret banjo, but it is 4 inches shorter with only 19 frets. Great for teaching youngsters to play! Get them started early with a banjo they can manage and you give them a lifetime of enjoyment playing the banjo. The Goodtime Parlor is affordable and is made in the USA with quality parts and designed to play right so learning is fun and easy. Whether you have big or small hands, it is fun to play.

All Deering Goodtime ‘Leader’ Banjos are unique and exclusive to Eagle Music UK, they 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.
 
Here are some of the high quality build specifications of this fine Deering banjo:

Neck:

  • Blonde Slender Rock Maple Short Scale Neck
  • 19 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 Frosted Top 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:
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.

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 23 1/8″
Rim diameter 11″
Overall Instrument Length 33 1/2″
Weight Approx. 4 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
Number of Frets 19
Travel Banjo Travel Banjo
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 DPD Local Next Day Delivery (next day being the day after it leaves Eagle Music Shop). On the day of delivery you will receive a text message with your hours delivery time slot

You will be informed immediately if there is a problem with any part of your order or if any item is 'out of stock'.

NB : Orders processed on a Saturday but will not leave us until the Monday as Royal Mail and DPD Local do not collect from us at the Weekend.


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.

Reviews

3 reviews for Deering Goodtime Leader Parlor 19 Fret Short Scale

Lars Olesen

by on 2017-04-01

A great banjo.

Rated 5 out of 5

Rex White

by on 2016-04-04

Tremendous banjo for the money, with a very handy scale length. Tunes better to A than G in my opinion, but try it yourself!

Rated 5 out of 5

Betty Giddens

by on 2015-05-12

a very good quality banjo for its price

Rated 5 out of 5

Rated 5 out of 5 based on 3 customer reviews

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