Goodtime Solana 6 Banjo

$899.00

Due to popular demand, we would advise calling Customer Service at 1-800-845-7791 for availability.

With repeated requests from its customers to create a 6-string Goodtime banjo, Deering focused on giving the customers what they wanted with the new Goodtime Solana 6. The new Goodtime Solana 6 is a new kind of 6-string banjo designed to bring out the creativity in the player and features all of the American craftsmanship and quality that owners of Goodtime banjos have come to expect.  

The Solana 6 stands out from the pack thanks to is its nylon strings which offers the player a sweet, mellow tone akin to a classical guitar, but with the bright undertones of a banjo.

The versatility of the Solana 6 is rounded off with a piezo pickup that sits directly under the patented East Indian Rosewood bridge plate, formerly seen only on Deering’s Phoenix 6-string banjo. The bridge plate is placed underneath the hand crafted Deering bridge and is designed to even out the effects of the string vibration resulting in an increased sustain, decrease in boominess, and less feedback allowing the player more freedom in a live performing situation when partnered with the piezo pickup. The sound of the Solana 6 is further enhanced by the new larger Grand 12” rim which creates ample breathing room for the natural low end of the Solana 6, making a bold statement right out of the box.  

The rim of the Solana 6 is constructed of the same 3-ply violin grade maple that is at the heart of the entire Deering banjo line up.  The rock maple neck features East Indian Rosewood ring style inlays, a classical guitar inspired peghead, and smooth, accurate classical guitar tuners with pearloid buttons. The beautiful blonde maple of the Solana 6 is further complimented by a dark East Indian Rosewood tailpiece which bares the Deering name.

MADE IN U.S.A.

Strings:
6 Nylon Strings

Neck:
Classical Guitar Style Peghead & Tuners
Blonde Rock Maple Neck
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Rosewood and Maple Ring Inlays 
Durable Satin Finish
Tuned Like a Guitar

Pot: 
Grand 12" 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Tone Enhancing Patented Bridge Plate
Piezo Pickup
Top Frosted High Crown Head
Steel Tension Hoop
16 Bracket Shoes
16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Hex Nuts
East Indian Rosewood Tailpiece 
Nickel Plated Armrest
Nickel Plated Hardware
 

Triangle Box for Carrying
Gig Bag or Hardshell Case Sold Separately 

Tone: 
Has a bright sound of maple that projects well. 
Easy to play with clarity of note separation.

Tuned:
E, A, D, G, B, E In Standard Guitar Tuning 
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well. 
Comes with nylon strings

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 2″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26.25″ 
Rim Diameter 12"
Overall Instrument Length 39″ 
Weight Approx. 5 lbs

Warranty: The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Goodtime Banjo a six year warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.

 

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Deering® Boston 6-String Banjo

$2,274.00

Tuned like a Guitar, Guitar players can get up and go with this 6-string banjo - Uniquely Deering, the Boston Banjo breaks with tradition and provides a professional quality sound at a lower price point by creating the rim from 3/16″ rolled steel which rings like a tone ring. Also, upgrading the accuracy of tuning by way of guitar tuners with a higher gear ratio than the traditional banjo tuners.. The uniquely Deering Inlay pattern gives you visual beauty enhancing the great performance.

This banjo is the preferred sound in country recording studios and in non-traditional bands like the Keith Urban Band. You can hear this banjo played on Keith Urban songs like "Someone Like You" and his Grammy award winning "Sweet Thing."

It has big resonant bass notes that you don't find on a 5-string banjo, and also crisp highs for that beautiful banjo tone.

Neck: 
Tropical American Mahogany
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Arched Fingerboard
Seed & Vine Inlays
Guitar Style Tuners
Adjustable truss-rod
22 Pressed In  Nickel-Silver Frets

Pot: 
3/16" Durable Nickel Plated Steel Rim 
24-Piece Butterfly Flange
24 flat hooks with 9/32" hex nuts
24 Bracket Shoes  
11" Frosted Top High Crown Head
Beveled Tension Hoop 
Deering 6-string Tailpiece 
Nickel Plated Hardware,
Deering 6-String Tailpiece

Resonator: 
Mahogany, with white binding
Trimmed in White
Straight Side Walls 
Satin Finish

Tone:
Has the sweet sound of mahogany with less sustain for clear notes. Crisp highs and good bass response with less overtones than many banjos. Easy to play with clarity of note separation. Great for recording. 

Tuned E,A,D,G,B,E for standard Guitar tuning, can also be tuned in other tunings


Strings recommended Deering 6-String Banjo Strings

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Dimensions: 
Neck Width at the Nut 1 ¾″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 ¼″
Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38 ½″

Warranty: 
The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner 
of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.

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Vega® Senator 6-String Banjo

$2,499.00

Light weight and tuned like a guitar, for blues, rock, jazz, or any style you want to play, the Vega 6-string is a great sounding light weight openback banjo. It that plays beautifully and gives a rich warm banjo sound reminiscent of the 6-string banjos of the early 1900's but with a much better intonation and improved tone. It has clear and elegant banjo tone with bass notes that are full and round. It's a pure delight for the guitarist as an easy instrument that is similar in weight to a guitar, fingered the same as a guitar and is compatible as a second instrument for those special songs that come alive with the smile and sparkle of a banjo tone.

This open back Vega Senator 6-string banjo has the ease of playability that all Deering banjos are noted for, and the light weight desired by many banjo players without sacrificing sound quality and sustain.

Neck:
Mahogany
Slender Guitar Shaped Neck
Ebony Fingerboard and Nut
Guitar Style Tuners
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets 

Pot:
Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
Open Back 
Warm Brown Stained
Spun Brass Tone Ring
Beveled Tension Hoop
Shoe & Screw Bracket Assembly
24 Flat Hooks and 9/32″ Hex Nuts
11″ Medium Collar Fiberskyn Head
Deering Custom Made 6-String Tailpiece
Deering Compensated Maple/Ebony Bridge
Nickel Plated Hardware
Durable Satin Finish

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Tone:
Provides brightness, sparkle, sustain and ease in playing; bright yet warm tone with great bass notes from the wound guitar strings. A soothing tone that is a joy to listen to and play.

Tuned: 
E,A,D,G,B,E in standard guitar tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Dimensions:

Neck Width at the Nut 1 3/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Diameter 12″
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2"
Weight Approx. 6 lbs 

Warranty:

The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship

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Deering® Boston 6-String Acoustic/Electric Banjo

$2,589.00

Tuned like a guitar, guitar players can get up and go with this 6-string banjo. Our top selling 6-string banjo - now as an acoustic/electric model. This banjo is the preferred sound in country recording studios and in non-traditional bands. Taylor Swift uses this banjo on her Grammy award winning song "Mean". This banjo has big resonant bass notes that you don't find on a 5-string banjo, and also crisp highs for that beautiful banjo tone. Just plug it in and it's amplified with a great acoustic tone of the Kavanjo banjo pickup!

It has big resonant bass notes that you don't find on a 5-string banjo, and also crisp highs for that beautiful banjo tone and you can plug it in.

Neck:
Tropical American Mahogany
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Arched Fingerboard
Seed & Vine Inlays,
Guitar Style Tuners
Adjustable truss-rod
22 Pressed In Nickel-Silver Frets

Pot:
3/16" Durable Nickel Plated Steel Rim
24-Piece Butterfly Flange
24 flat hooks with 9/32" hex nuts
24 Bracket Shoes
11" Frosted Top High Crown Head with Kavanjo Banjo Pickup
Beveled Tension Hoop
Deering 6-string Tailpiece
Nickel Plated Hardware,
Deering 6-String Tailpiece

Resonator:
Mahogany, with white binding
Trimmed in White
Straight Side Walls
Satin Finish

Tone:
Has the sweet sound of mahogany with less sustain for clear notes. Crisp highs and good bass response with less overtones than many banjos. Easy to play with clarity of note separation. Great for recording.

Tuned E,A,D,G,B,E for standard Guitar tuning, can also be tuned in other tunings


Strings recommended
Deering 6-String Banjo strings
Other gauges can be used, however to get the best
banjo tone it should have light or extra light guitar strings or electric guitar strings.
Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 ¾″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 ¼″
Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38 ½″

Warranty:
The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner
of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.

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Deering Eagle II™ 6-String Banjo

$2,659.00

Deering Banjos introduces a new 6-string version of the innovative Eagle II banjo. Featuring the patent-pending Twenty-Ten brass tone ring made at the Deering factory location, the new 6-string version opens up this latest tone technology to the world's guitar players. Known for its unexpected brightness, clarity, and powerful projection, the Eagle II's Twenty-Ten tone ring has taken the banjo world by storm. The lightest touch of the strings unleashes a dazzling blend of low and high frequencies with very rich mid-tones while more aggressive play is met with an equally driving tone. The Eagle II banjo is among the most versatile banjos available for all genres of music and now, in the new 6-string model, expectations of seeing it used by the thousands of existing world's guitar players are high. 

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Deering Phoenix™ Acoustic/Electric 6-String Banjo

$3,105.00

The Phoenix 6 String banjo has a beautiful organic tone that results in warm and well-rounded full notes. When amplified, these characteristics are enhanced by a combination of brilliant highs via the piezo pickup and warm mid range from the Kavanjo®.

As well as a master volume control, players can dial in the tone even more with the addition of a blend control, the centre position of which is marked with a centre notch. This allows for a seemingly endless combination of Kavanjo® and piezo mix, bringing out the best from both pick ups and truly enhancing the natural sound of the banjo itself.

Neck:
Maple Stained Golden Honey
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Ebony Fingerboard
Pearloid Inlays
Guitar Style Tuners (planetary tuners available as an option)
Satin Finish

Pot:
Violin Grade Maple 3-ply Rim
 Deering 6-string Tailpiece
11″ Kavanjo® Renaissance Banjo Head
Deering Patent Pending Bridge Plate
Peizo Pickup Under the Bridge Plate
Beveled Tension Hoop
24  Nickel Plated Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Hex Nuts
24 Nickel Plated Bracket Shoes
Gold Polymer Coated Armrest & Tension Hoop, Tailpiece, and 2-piece Flange
Tone & Pickup Blender Controls

Resonator
Maple, honey stained
Trimmed in  Black
Straight Sidewalls
Satin Finish

Tone:
Warm round full notes sound at full volume acoustically and are enhanced with
brilliant highs via the piezo pickup and warm mid range from the Kavanjo®.
The tone is adjustable with the blender control to bring the best from both pickups.    
Bright round clear notes ring with the happy resonance of the banjo.

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 3/4″,
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38″
Weight Approx.  8  lbs


Includes a Deering Hardshell Case
Lifetime Warranty.

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Deering Deluxe™ 6-String Banjo

$3,479.00

Perfect for guitar players, this banjo is tuned like a guitar (E,A,D,G,B,E) the D-6 is a professional banjo that is heavier than the B-6 with the full rim and tone ring design of a bluegrass banjo. It has more volume and sustain than the B-6. It will fill the room with great music with a light touch of your fingers or flat pick!

You can relax using light touch and get a much more vibrant and responsive tone playing the D-6 with considerably less effort than you use in playing a guitar. Guitar players have nothing more to learn, just play your favorite songs because it's a guitar that sounds like a banjo. "Mahogany with our -06 bronze tone ring, the sweet sounding 5-String Deluxe is one of the best banjo values available anywhere. Built with Deering's genuine bell bronze tone ring, three ply rock maple rim and one piece, cast, zinc resonator flange, this Deluxe is as easy to play as it is beautiful.

The mother of pearl inlay in the peghead, is the very first Deering logo designed by Greg Deering for his first banjo in 1969. The multicolor binding and high gloss finish enhance the gold and perloid inlays on the exotic, natural ebony fingerboard. "The inspiration for the inlay artwork comes from the early Boston banjo masters. And if you look at the peghead of the Deluxe, it has some of the same elements as the Sierra, but it is much more expanded and it comes alive with the turn of the century Boston masters element - and that was just the design that flowed out onto the page. It's a lot of fun to have that kind of artwork on a banjo that people can afford. The first professional banjo we made was the Deluxe so it always has a very dear spot to us because it was the first professional banjo we made way back in '79." Greg Deering

One of Deering's oldest and most popular models, this banjo brings the power, easy playability and maintenance together in a beautiful, historically important banjo that is just as much at home on the front porch as it is on the road. It truly is a Deluxe banjo.

Neck: 
Mahogany
The Original Deering Banner & Engraved Inlays of White and Gold Italian Perloid
Slender fast & comfortable Deering Neck Shape
Radiused Fingerboard 
22 Pressed In Nickel-Silver Frets
Guitar tuners
High Gloss Finish 

Pot:
Genuine Deering '06 Bell Bronze Tone Ring
Volin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11″ Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
24 Round Hooks with ¼″ Hex Nuts
Nickel Plated Zinc Flange
One Piece Cast Zinc Flange
Slender Shaped Armrest 
Nickel Plated Hardware
5/8″ Deering Compensated 6-sting Maple/Ebony Bridge
Deering 6-String Tailpiece

Resonator:
Mahogany
Trimmed in white/black/white
Straight Sidewalls
High Gloss Finish
Priced with a Deering Hardshell Case

Tone: 

Has the sweet sound of mahogany with less sustain than maple or walnut
Easy to play with clarity of note separation
Tuned:E,A,D,G,B,E in standard tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well

Dimensions: 
Neck Width at the Nut 1 3/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38 1/2″

Warranty:
The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.

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Deering Maple Blossom™ 6-String Banjo

$4,314.00

For guitar players, the top of the line is the MB-6. Now you can play banjo with the same chords and fingering you already know. It's great for those songs that would sound better if played on a banjo.

This MB-6 has beautiful crisp tone and great sustain. It has an arched hard, dense, colorful, exotic, and naturally beautiful ebony fingerboard. It also features Deering's own custom made six string tailpiece and bridge. This helps create a superb playing banjo for guitar players. One of the most appealing aspects of the MB-6 is its sleek neck making it comfortable, and easy to play.

Neck: 
Eastern Maple
Stained Dark Walnut
Slender & Fast Deering Neck Shape
Mother of Pearl Flower and Leaf Inlays
Radiused Ebony Fingerboard
22 Pressed in Nickel Silver Frets
Adjustable Truss Rod
12:1 Gear Ratio Guitar tuners


Pot: 

3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Deering '06 Bell Bronze 20-hole Tone Ring
Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11″  Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
24 Round Hooks with ¼″ Hex Nuts
5/8″ Compensated 6-string Maple/Ebony Bridge
Deering Adjustable 6-String Tailpiece
Nickel Plated Zinc Flange
Nickel Plated Hardware

Resonator: 

Dark Walnut Stained Curly Maple
Trimmed in White/Black/White
High Gloss Finish
Straight Walls on the inside of the Resonator

Tone:
Has the brightness of Maple with great crisp tone.
Tuned: E, A, D, G, B, E, in standard Guitar tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
Factory installs D'Addario Light Gauge Guitar Strings or Electric Guitar Strings
Other gauges will work as well.

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 3/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38 1/2″
Bracket Nut Size for Tightening the Head ¼″
Truss Rod Wrench Size ¼″ Deep Socket Wrench

Lifetime Warranty:
The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship

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Deering Deluxe™ 12-String

$4,454.00

The "Grand Piano of Banjos", the D-12 is designed for the guitar player who wants a beautiful banjo sound. With a light touch of your flat pick or fingerpicks you open up a whole new magnificent world of music!

If you play 12-string guitar, you will be amazed at the tremendous sound you get when playing the same style on the 12-string banjo! We could not have imagined the sound until we made the first one and heard it. It is capable of a powerful sound and presence while also able to produce music so sweet that it seems to have been brought down from heaven by angels. It is tuned just like a 12-string guitar, and you use the same chords and fingering and get a whole new spectacular sound.

David Hidalgo played a D-12 on Los Lobos' "Kiko" CD on the song, "Two Janes", and Joe Satriani's Exremist CD on the song Rubina's Blue Sky Happiness. It's truly the Grand Piano of Banjos, weighing in at about 14 lbs.

Neck: 
Mahogany
The Original Deering Banner in Mother of Pearl on the Peghead
Slender fast & comfortable Deering Neck Shape
22 Pressed In Nickel-Silver Frets
Radiused Ebony Fingerboard
Mother of Pearl Diamond Shaped Inlays
Guitar tuners

Pot: 
Precisely machined 3-ply Maple Rim
Genuine Deering -06- Bell Bronze Tone Ring
Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11″ Frosted Top Head
24 Round Hooks with ¼″ Hex Nuts
Nickel Plated Zinc Flange
Nickel Plated Hardware
Deering 5/8" Compensated 12-sting Maple/Ebony Bridge
Original Deering 12-String Tailpiece

Resonator:
Mahogany
Trimmed in white/black/white
High Gloss Finish

Priced with a Deering Hardshell Case


Tone: 
Has the sweet sound of mahogany with less sustain than maple or walnut. 
Easy to play with clarity of note separation.
Tuned: EE,AA,DD,GG,BB,EE in standard tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 7/8″,
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 39 1/2″
Weight Approx. 13 lbs


Warranty: 

The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship

Coming soon!

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