Deering Goodtime The 'Picking Earl' - Left Handed

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£749.00
RRP £904.00
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The Deering Goodtime Leader ‘Picking Earl’ has a higher specification than the standard Goodtime 2. It is fitted with planetary geared Deering classic banjo tuner pegs and black inlaid side dot neck position markers. It is Ideal for bluegrass picking and is set up with Planetary Geared Tuners and Deering 5th String Capo Spikes. Please see below for more details.

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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

Deering Goodtime Picking Earl Specification:

This banjo has a rock maple neck and is set up for all banjo styles. It is a fine quality closed back resonator banjo and has Deering railroad capo spikes fitted at the 7th, 9th and 10th frets to give easy key changes for different tunings. Also fitted to this great picking banjo is a set 10 gauge Deering Strings. The three ply solid violin maple rim is the same quality as found on pre-war Mastertone banjos. Excellent for playing bluegrass music or other styles, the capo spikes enable you to easily capo the 5th string and play in many different keys.

A resonator back provides more projection of sound in the Goodtime 'Picking 'Earl'. It is made in the USA, at the Deering shop with the same tooling they use to make the top of the line banjos. Greg Deering designed the Goodtime banjos because there were no low priced banjos of enough quality for people to actually learn on without difficulty or giving up. He remembers what it was like to want a good banjo and not be able to afford one, so his gift to others is the Goodtime banjo line. Designed for success, the Goodtime banjos are the lowest priced American made banjos. They are so good many professionals have recorded with Goodtime banjos.

The Goodtime Picking Earl weighs 6 lbs - about the weight of a guitar. This Goodtime banjo is built from natural blonde maple and has a satin finish to protect it. The rich, golden tone and the reverberation off the resonator sound great. You can definitely tell a volume deference between open back and a Goodtime Picking Earl. The sound waves aren't getting trapped between you and the banjo, which makes a pretty big diference. If you want a great low priced bluegrass banjo for travel and leisure that plays correctly and is durable, this is the best buy on the market!

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.

Supplied complete with a Deering Goodtime Triangle Presentation Box for Carrying and a Deering Goodtime Maintenance Manual


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! 

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
Resonator
Pot Diameter
11"
Pot Construction
3 ply violin grade maple rim
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 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)

Other

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

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