Goodtime® Six-R 6 String Banjo
Goodtime® Six-R 6 String Banjo
Goodtime® Six-R 6 String Banjo
Goodtime® Six-R 6 String Banjo
Goodtime® Six-R 6 String Banjo
Goodtime® Six-R 6 String Banjo
Goodtime® Six-R 6 String Banjo
Goodtime® Six-R 6 String Banjo

Goodtime® Six-R 6 String Banjo

Regular price$1,049.00
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The new Goodtime Six-R banjo comes hot on the heels of the very popular Goodtime Six open back banjo, but with the addition of a radiused midnight maple finger board, and a maple resonator, for a significantly fuller, clearer and more vibrant tone.


The new Goodtime Six-R banjo comes hot on the heels of the very popular Goodtime Six openback banjo, but with a few additional features making the Goodtime Six-R ready for the big stage both in looks and in build.

Most notably, the Goodtime Six-R features a radiused midnight maple fingerboard, offering the player a striking contrast to the normal blonde of the hard rock maple neck.

Tonally, the Goodtime Six-R is elevated by the addition of a maple resonator behind it's 11” 3-ply violin grade maple rim. Like any banjo, the addition of a resonator not only creates a hollow sound chamber, but also provides a flat 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 fuller, clearer and more vibrant tone.

The Goodtime Six banjos were not designed to replace the guitar, but rather complement it. It affords guitarists the chance to play what they already know with unimaginably creative results.

Specifications

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Specs
Neck

Neck Wood: Rock Maple
Neck Shape:
Neck Finish: Satin
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Nut Material: Lexan Polycarbonate
Truss Rod: Dual Action Truss Rod
Tuners: Sealed Geared Tuners
Frets: 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Fingerboard: Midnight Maple Fingerboard With a 15” Radius

Specs
Pot

Rim: 3-Ply Violin Grade Maple
Rim Diameter: 11"
Tone Ring:
Head: 11" Top Frosted High Crown
Tension Hoop: Beveled Steel Tension Hoop
Hooks & Nuts: 16 Flat J-Hooks and 9/32" Hex Nuts
Flange:
Armrest: Goodtime Armrest
Hardware Plating: Nickel
Tailpiece: Deering Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
Finish: Hand Rubbed Polyurethane with Carnuba Wax Finish

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Specs
Resonator

Resonator Wood: 3-Ply Poplar/Poplar/Maple
Resonator Finish: Satin
Resonator Sidewalls: Straight
Resonator Diameter: 13 7/8"
Resonator Stain: None

Specs
Dimensions

Neck Width at the Nut: 1 11/16"
Scale Length Nut to Bridge: 26 1/4"
Rim Diameter: 11"
Overall Instrument Length: 38"
Weight Approx.: 5.5 lbs

Specs
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. 

Click below for more information.

Specs
Strings, Tuning, Etc.

Comes strung with Deering Six String Banjo Strings
String gauges: 10, 13, 17, 26w, 36w, 46w

Comes tuned: E, A, D, G, B ,E
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Gig bags and hardshell cases available below.

Why A Goodtime Banjo

The Pot

1. DEERING GOODTIME SMILE BRIDGE

The responsive sensitivity of the maple, with the hard, dense ebony top contributes to the Goodtime banjos clear, resonant responsiveness.

2. QUIET TAILPIECE

Specially selected metal is used to prevent the tailpiece from making “its own sound” and muddying up the banjo’s tone. The violin maple rim is supposed to sing, not your tailpiece.

3. STABILITY ENHANCING J-HOOKS

The proprietary Deering J-hooks are wider at the top to prevent twisting off the tension hoop when tightening the banjo head.

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4. QUIET COORDINATOR ROD

Made of special alloy that is strong and does not interfere with the singing resonance of the violin maple rim.

5. 3-PLY VIOLIN GRADE MAPLE RIM

The maple in the Goodtime rim is the exact wood used in the finest violins in the world. Only Deering puts this professional grade 3-ply maple rim in a banjo in this price range.

The Neck

6. SEALED GEARED TUNERS

Five high quality geared tuning machines make tuning the Goodtime banjo easy, accurate and fun. Too many student banjos are cursed with poor quality tuners, so the students blame themselves for an out of tune banjo when it’s the tuner that is at fault.

7. ROCK MAPLE NECK

This fine grained, dense, extremely hard, wood creates a stable neck, and imparts a bright, crisp quality to the Goodtime banjo tone.


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