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Deering Artisan Goodtime Six-R 6-String Resonator Banjo Standard


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A one-of-a-kind 6-string banjo played like a guitar, with resonator projection.

The Deering Artisan Goodtime Six-R lets you express your signature 6-string guitar licks with the crisp, bright tone of a banjo. This distinguished resonator banjo is tuned and played like a guitar, creating endless possibilities for studio guitarists or anyone looking to add a different voice to their music. Handcrafted in California, the Goodtime Six-R exudes vintage style with its rich brown stain and elegant inlays.

Project Your Sound With a Resonator Back

Designed for optimal sound projection, the Artisan Goodtime Six-R features a resonator back to give your playing the full, ringing tone banjos are loved for. The resonator works together with the frosted head to send your notes out powerfully, with the twangy banjo edge. You'll appreciate how well the Goodtime Six-R cuts through the mix.

Slim Profile Neck Promotes Comfort and Playability

The Goodtime Six-R has a slim, fast neck with a narrow 1.68" nut width, making for a very quick and comfortable playing experience. The slender neck feels natural, allowing fast runs and precise fretting. And with its comfortable string spacing, the Goodtime Six-R lets guitarists easily transfer their skills. The smooth geared tuners provide accurate, stable tuning.

Quality Components and Handcrafted Construction

Handcrafted in Deering's California workshop, the Goodtime Six-R is built with fine details like a Pau Ferro fingerboard, pearloid block inlays, a two-way truss rod and 3-ply maple rim. It's the perfect creative tool for any guitarist wanting to explore new tones. Plug in the Artisan Goodtime Six-R and let your 6-string expression sing.

Vintage Looks with Stunning Inlays

One look at the Deering Goodtime Six-R tells you it's special. The rich brown stain and Pau Ferro fingerboard exude vintage class. The pearloid block inlays and 3x3 tuner configuration enhance the timeless aesthetics. Overall, the Six-R exudes fine attention to detail from Deering's master luthiers.

  • Resonator Wood: 3-Ply Poplar/Poplar/Maple
  • Resonator Finish: Satin
  • Resonator Sidewalls: Straight
  • Resonator Diameter: 13 7/8"
  • Resonator Stain: Dark Red Mahogany
  • Neck Wood: Rock Maple
  • Neck Shape: Comfortable "D" Shape
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Nut Width: 1 11/16"
  • Nut Material: Lexan Polycarbonate
  • Frets: 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
  • Fingerboard: Pau Ferro Fingerboard With a 15" Radius
  • Neck Width at the Nut: 1 11/16"
  • Scale Length Nut to Bridge: 26 1/4"
  • Overall Instrument Length: 38"
  • Rim: 3-Ply Violin Grade Maple
  • Rim Diameter: 11"
  • Head: 11" Top Frosted High Crown
  • Tension Hoop: Beveled Steel Tension Hoop
  • Rim Diameter: 11"
  • Weight Approx.: 5.5 lb.
  • Truss Rod: Dual Action Truss Rod
  • Tuners: Sealed Geared Tuners
  • Hooks & Nuts: 16 Flat J-Hooks and 9/32" Hex Nuts
  • Flange: 2 Piece Flange
  • Armrest: Goodtime Armrest
  • Hardware Plating: Nickel
  • Tailpiece: Deering Patented Goodtime Tailpiece
  • Finish: Hand Rubbed Polyurethane with Carnuba Wax Finish


  • 6-string banjo tuned and played like a guitar for endless tonal possibilities
  • Resonator back and Pau Ferro fingerboard for optimal sound projection
  • Two-way truss rod for easy neck relief adjustments
  • 3x3 tuner configuration for effortless and stable tuning