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Deering Goodtime Solana 6-String Banjo  

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With repeated requests from its customers to create a 6-string Goodtime banjo, Deering focused on giving the customers what they wanted with the Goodtime Solana 6. The Goodtime Solana 6 is a modern 6-... Read More

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Overview

With repeated requests from its customers to create a 6-string Goodtime banjo, Deering focused on giving the customers what they wanted with the Goodtime Solana 6. The Goodtime Solana 6 is a modern 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' 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 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 complimented by a dark East Indian Rosewood tailpiece which bares the Deering name.

Made in the U.S.A.

Features
  • Strings
  • 6 Nylon Strings
  • Neck
  • 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
  • Pot
  • 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 9/32³ Hex Nuts
  • East Indian Rosewood Tailpiece
  • Nickel Plated Armrest
  • Nickel Plated Hardware
  • Triangle Box for Carrying
  • Gig Bag or Hardshell Case Sold Separately
  • Tone
  • Has a bright sound of maple that projects well.
  • Easy to play with clarity of note separation.
  • Tuned
  • E, A, D, G, B, E In Standard Guitar Tuning
  • Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
  • Comes with nylon strings
  • Dimensions
  • Neck Width at the Nut 2³
  • Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26.25³
  • Rim Diameter 12"
  • Overall Instrument Length 39³
  • Weight Approx. 5 lbs
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Deering banjos with the lifetime warranty are only available through authorized Deering Dealers.

IF YOU BUY A "NEW" DEERING BANJO FROM A NON-AUTHORIZED DEALER, YOU HAVE PURCHASED A USED BANJO AND HAVE NO WARRANTY. When we send a Deering banjo to an authorized dealer, only that dealer or another authorized dealer can sell that banjo as new. If an authorized dealer sells a new Deering banjo to a non-authorized dealer, the non authorized dealer becomes the first owner and he becomes the bearer of the lifetime warranty; not a new dealer by transfer. When the unauthorized dealer sells that banjo to the consumer, even if it was never played or even touched, it is a used instrument and no longer carries the lifetime warranty. This is necessary so that we know how the banjo has been cared for between the time we ship it and the time that our customers buy it. We have no way of knowing how non-authorized dealers care for their instruments because we do not communicate with them. This also honors and protects the strong relationship between Deering and its treasured network of hard working Deering dealers. For your protection against theft and to ensure immediate proof of ownership, four digits of the serial number are visible on the back of the peghead on each banjo. The full serial number is inside the resonator. When you purchase a Deering banjo and send in the warranty card you will receive a Gold Credit card style ownership/warranty card. This gold card is embossed with your name and the serial number of your new banjo for easy identification. Take your Gold Card with you to festivals or when traveling so that if your banjo is ever stolen you can easily prove it's yours.


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