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Deering Goodtime Leader 17 Fret Tenor Banjo with Padded Gig Bag - Commission Sale(AS NEW)

  • £399.99
  • RRP £519.00
  • Save £119.01

**As New** The USA built Goodtime Leader open back tenor banjo with fast action 17 fret rock maple neck and planetary geared tuners. Tuned GDAE Irish Tuning. A great sounding USA hand-built 17 fret tenor banjo. Please see below for specification.
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Description

Buy your Deering Goodtime Leader 17 Fret Tenor Banjo with Padded Gig Bag - Commission Sale(AS NEW) from Eagle Music Shop and receive our premier workshop setup at no extra cost.

Goodtime Leader 17 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 Fast action Neck
  •     Black inlaid side dot 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




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:
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


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.

Delivery & Returns

  Royal Mail announce changes to Special Delivery and Customer Service Points.
In light of the recent advice given by the government regarding COVID-19, please be aware of the following announcement from Royal Mail advising of changes to their services.

Special Deliveries.

Due to increased absence levels, we’ve reviewed our timed guarantees for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am and 1pm services and will make the following changes.

For items posted from Tuesday 31 March 2020 onwards, our guarantee delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9.00am the next working day will change to by 12.00pm the next working day*. Our guaranteed delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1.00pm will change to by 9.00pm the next working day*.

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.

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