Spring Valley, CA - Deering Banjo Company has unveiled the “Goodtime Six-R”, following calls for an affordable, professional looking 6 string banjo. The new Goodtime Six-R banjo is the latest six string offering from world renowned, California based banjo maker. It comes hot on the heels of the very popular Goodtime Six open back banjo, but with a few additional features making the Goodtime Six-R ready for the big stage both in looks and in build.
Tonally, the Goodtime Six-R is elevated by the addition of a maple resonator. Like any banjo, the addition of a resonator not only creates a hollow sound chamber, but also provides a hard surface for the sound to bounce off and project forward towards the players audience, instead of being absorbed by their body. The result is a significantly brighter, clearer, and more vibrant tone.
Unlike it's open back sibling, which features the iconic blonde Goodtime fingerboard, the Goodtime Six-R features a radiused midnight maple board, offering the player a striking contrast to the blonde of the hard rock maple neck.
"When Greg started experimenting with the midnight maple concept, one of the first prototypes he made to demonstrate it was on a standard blonde Goodtime. I remember it gave that banjo such a classy look. The G6S-R was the perfect model to try it on.” - Jamie Latty, VP Sales & Marketing, Deering Banjo Co.
Strings come courtesy of Elixir's XL bronze set, while other features include 6 high quality guitar style tuners, 26 ¼” scale length, ovangkol block inlays, a Deering designed Goodtime 6 string tailpiece and frosted top head.
The Goodtime Six-R will be available in April 2018.
Deering Banjo Company was founded in 1975 as the world’s specialist in banjos and has grown to become the largest manufacturer of American made banjos in the world. Located in Spring Valley, CA, Deering produces all of its quality 4-string, 5-string, 6-string, and 12-string banjos in the same US facility and boasts the most knowledgeable team in the industry. Always on the cutting edge of banjo innovation, Deering is proud to have artists such as Mumford and Sons, Steve Martin, Taylor Swift, Bela Fleck, The Lumineers, Keith Urban, the Avett Brothers, Jens Kruger, Dropkick Murphys, and many more play their banjos. Visit www.deeringbanjos.com to learn more about Deering Banjos or call their toll free number 800-845-7791.