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Deering Goodtime Special ‘Chieftain’ Leader 17 Fret Short Scale Tenor Banjo Ex Demo

£905.00 £749.00

  • This American maple tenor banjo is lighter in weight with a clear tone that is warm and resonant.
  • Because this model has a resonator it is louder than the open back model.
  • With a neck that has been precisely fretted for intonation accuracy and a comfortable neck profile, you will find yourself playing this banjo for hours.
  • Top quality American Banjo

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Product Description

The Deering Goodtime Special ‘Chieftain’ Leader 17 is a top of the range, highest specification Goodtime Special 17 fret short scale tenor Banjo, set up and tuned for all Irish tenor banjo styles.
It is an excellent natural maple closed back resonator banjo fitted with the Deering patent pending 20-10 tone ring.
The three ply violin maple rim is the same quality as found on pre-war Mastertone banjos.

  • Planetary Geared Classic Banjo Tuners (Back Facing)
  • Neck Side Fret Position Black Dot Markers
  • Flat, Low Set Deering Comfort Arm Rest
  • Set up With The Correct Hand crafted Strings for Your Style (Irish, Jazz or Chicago.)



  • Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
  • 17 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
  • Hardwood Bow Tie Inlays
  • Sealed Geared Tuners
  • Durable Satin Finish
  • Deering Fiddle Shaped Pegheah
  • Blonde 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
  • Steel Tension Hoop
  • 11″ Frosted Bottom 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 Tailpiece
  • Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
  • Durable Satin Finish
  • Resonator of Blonde Maple
  • Black Binding
  • Satin Finish
  • Easy to play with clarity of note separation and round full bodied tone.
  • C,G,D,A in standard tenor tuning. G,D,A,E in Irish tuning.
  • Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well
  • Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/8″
  • Scale Length Nut to Bridge 21″
  • Rim Diameter 11″
  • Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
  • Overall Instrument Length 32″
  • Weight Approx. 5 lbs

Additional Information

Weight .5 kg
Dimensions 40 × 20 × 20 cm