Deering Deluxe™ 6-String Banjo


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. The sweet sounding 6-String Deluxe is one of the best banjo values available anywhere. Built with Deering's genuine -06- bell bronze tone ring, three ply violin grade 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.

Walnut Neck
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 

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

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


The banjo has a rich, round, full , deep tone with strong base, mid-range and bass response due to the bell bronze tone ring. The walnut neck  adds increased warmth and powerful sustain. Easy to play with clear and distinct note separation.
Tuned: E,A,D,G,B,E in standard tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well

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″

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.