Goodtime Solana 6 Banjo


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 complemented by a dark East Indian Rosewood tailpiece which bears the Deering name.


Fitted with Dunlop Premiere Classical Guitar Strings (Ball End)

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

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 

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

E, A, D, G, B, E In Standard Guitar Tuning 
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well. 
Fitted with Dunlop Premiere Classical Guitar Strings (Ball End)

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.