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Deering  Goodtime leader Banjo Reviews

Submitted by mikewood7 (see all reviews from this person) on 2/22/2013

Where Purchased: Ebay

Year Purchased: 2013
Price Paid: Don't Remember (bought USED) historic exchange rates / currency converter


When it first arrived it was extremely dull and lifeless and I was rather dissapointed,but after a bit of tweaking and replacing the strings it took on a whole new sound.
I bought this to take away to work and on holiday with as my Calico is a bit heavy and expe sive to be lugging about.
It now sounds loud and bright and just how I like it.
Fit a capo and tune to A and play devils dream it sounds wonderful.

Sound Rating: 9


As above,but the biggest contribution was a set of light strings.

Setup Rating: 8


Flawless craftmanship, rock solid maple construction and built like it will last for ever.
Bow tie inlays on the maple fret board and very effective steel tone ring.
This particular model is the Carolina King exclusive to Eagle music,with railway spikes fitted on the 7th 9th and the frets.

Appearance Rating: 10


No problems here at all,nice quality hardware.

Reliability Rating: 10

Customer Service

Used sale

Customer Service: not rated


Simply built to last.

Components Rating: 10

Overall Comments

So glad with this purchase,really surprised about this little banjo,its excellent value for the money.
Its meant to be an entry/intermediate level banjo but I would have no problems playing as a second banjo.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this as a first banjo, I am sure it will provide years of reliable service.

Overall Rating: 10

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