“The Boston has quite a history behind it. When we started out to build Deering Banjos, the very first banjo we made was called the Intermediate and the basic guts of that banjo was a relatively new concept - a steel rim. Steel has good weight and a very good ring for a banjo that is made in a little bit of a lower price range.
When we first started making it, Janet and I would go to a local bluegrass club, and when we would get out of the car we could always hear one banjo all the way across the parking lot. We noticed that almost every time it was a Boston. That steel rim has a really good clarity of tone. It carries really well and will project beyond banjos that cost much more.
We call it the Boston because of the banjo heritage of the city of Boston. Over a hundred years ago the whole Mecca of banjo manufacturing was centered around the city of Boston.” - Greg Deering
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.
Tropical American Mahogany
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Seed & Vine Inlays,
Guitar Style Tuners
Adjustable Truss Rod
22 Pressed In Nickel-Silver Frets
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 Medium Crown Head with Kavanjo Banjo Pickup
Beveled Tension Hoop
Deering 6-string Tailpiece
Nickel Plated Hardware
Deering 6-String Tailpiece
Mahogany, with white binding
Trimmed in White
Straight Side Walls
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
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
Neck Width at the Nut 1 ¾″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 ¼″
Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38 ½″
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.