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Deering B6 6-String Banjo 

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Tuned like a Guitar, Guitar players can get up and go with this 6-string banjo - Uniquely Deering, the Boston Banjo breaks with tradition and provide...Click To Read More About This Product

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Put your guitar licks to work on a banjo!

Tuned like a Guitar, Guitar players can get up and go with this 6-string banjo - Uniquely Deering, the Boston Banjo breaks with tradition and provides a professional quality sound at a lower price point by creating the drum from 3/16" rolled steel which rings like a tone ring. Also, upgrading the accuracy of tuning by way of guitar tuners with a higher gear ratio than the traditional banjo tuners.

The uniquely Deering Inlay pattern gives you visual beauty enhancing the great performance. This banjo is the preferred sound in country recording studios and in non-traditional bands like the Keith Urban Band. You can hear this banjo played on Keith Urban songs like "Someone Like You" and his Grammy award winning "Sweet Thing." It has big resonant bass notes that you don't find on a 5-string banjo, and also crisp highs for that beautiful banjo tone.

Tone:
Has the sweet sound of mahogany with less sustain for clear notes. Crisp highs and good bass response with less overtones than many banjos. Easy to play with clarity of note separation. Great for recording.

Tuned
E,A,D,G,B,E for standard Guitar tuning, can also be tuned in other tunings

Strings recommended
XL D'Addario Guitar Strings, other gauges can be used, however to get the best banjo tone it should have light or extra light guitar strings or electric guitar strings.

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case.

FEATURES
  • Neck:
  • Tropical American Mahogany
  • Slender Deering Neck Shape
  • Arched Ebony Fingerboard
  • Seed & Vine Inlays,
  • Guitar Style Tuners
  • Adjustable truss-rod
  • 22 Pressed In Nickel-Silver Frets
  • Pot:
  • 3/16" Durable Nickel Plated Steel Rim
  • 24-Piece Butterfly Flange
  • 24 flat hooks with 9/32" hex nuts
  • 24 Bracket Shoes
  • 11" Frosted Top High Crown Head
  • Beveled Tension Hoop
  • Deering 6-string Tailpiece
  • Nickel Plated Hardware,
  • Deering 6-String Tailpiece
  • Resonator:
  • Mahogany, with white binding
  • Trimmed in White
  • Straight Side Walls
  • Satin Finish
  • Includes case
SPECIFICATIONS

B6 6-String Banjo

  • Dimensions:
  • Neck Width at the Nut 1 ¾"
  • Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 ¼"
  • Resonator diameter 13 7/8"
  • Overall Instrument Length 38 ½"
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DeeringB6 6-String Banjo
 
4.7

(based on 12 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great crossover instrument.

I just received my Deering B6 and I can already see that it will be one of my favorite instruments. I own 15 assorted guitars. I have been playing flatpick style bluegrass guitar for...Read complete review

I just received my Deering B6 and I can already see that it will be one of my favorite instruments. I own 15 assorted guitars. I have been playing flatpick style bluegrass guitar for about 3 years now. The Deering B6 will allow me to do some banjo music without the learning curve of a new instrument. To me, the banjo sound is perfect. The B6 has good acoustic volume and also sounds great when played up the neck. The B6 is a bit on the heavy side--but a substantial strap will give you the required comfort for long sessions. I played my new Deering for almost 3 hours on its first music session without any pain or strain. In my opinion, the heft of the instrument is a sign of quality. The fit and finish overall are great. The wood, the hardware, the fretboard all look great. I have a cheaper resonator guitar--but it is no comparison to the Deering. I will be donating my resonator guitar to a budding musician in need.

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Needs set up when new!

Plan on getting this thing set up, to make it playable. I would have thought that for the price of this instrument it would have come ready to play, not so.

Plan on getting this thing set up, to make it playable. I would have thought that for the price of this instrument it would have come ready to play, not so.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Superior Performace: Outstanding

By Hunter_South

from Columbia, South Carolina

Comments about Deering B6 6-String Banjo:

Hunter-South--March 10,2011Received my Deering 6 string in 4 days. After tuning, I found the B-6 creates excellent note distinction, the Clarity is awesome and sparkling crispness. Well worth my investment . It's one of those gotta have it, if you play Acoustic Guitar.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great crossover instrument.

By Guitarman-LTLMM

from Eagle River, AK

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Comments about Deering B6 6-String Banjo:

I just received my Deering B6 and I can already see that it will be one of my favorite instruments. I own 15 assorted guitars. I have been playing flatpick style bluegrass guitar for about 3 years now. The Deering B6 will allow me to do some banjo music without the learning curve of a new instrument. To me, the banjo sound is perfect. The B6 has good acoustic volume and also sounds great when played up the neck. The B6 is a bit on the heavy side--but a substantial strap will give you the required comfort for long sessions. I played my new Deering for almost 3 hours on its first music session without any pain or strain. In my opinion, the heft of the instrument is a sign of quality. The fit and finish overall are great. The wood, the hardware, the fretboard all look great. I have a cheaper resonator guitar--but it is no comparison to the Deering. I will be donating my resonator guitar to a budding musician in need.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding bano

By The Jamie_T band

from barrington, IL

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Comments about Deering B6 6-String Banjo:

With Banjo's the heavier the better. It reflects quality in construction and sound. But be prepared if you are used to a lightweight guitar, These things do weigh a bit more than your average tele. A great value and a great banjo/guitar

(2 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Overated

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Deering B6 6-String Banjo:

This is a real heavy log of an instrument. I see why so many wind up on e-bay. Overall, the quality and workmanship is excellent with the exception of the metalwork which is rather crude for the price. I don't know when I have been more disappointed. The weight, feel, and playabilty is just plain cumbersome. I think Deering could make this a lighter and smaller package if they tried.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good fun for the guitar player

By guitarano

from Oregon

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Comments about Deering B6 6-String Banjo:

Truly delightful sound! Fun to play, although it seems a bit heavy (weight-wise) compaired to my guitar.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

old timer's delight

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Deering B6 6-String Banjo:

I have owned a B6 since 2003. It is a fine instrument for hymns and old time tunes as our band plays. I like the "clunky" sound of a clawhammer style banjo with bass added at no extra cost. It plays easy and notes true with a sound that is very much banjo.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Banjo

By Mtidwell

from Kopperl,, Texas

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Comments about Deering B6 6-String Banjo:

The quality and sound of this Deering banjo are awesome! Action and intonation were set up perfectly. Very nice resonance and balance. My Celtic band members love the new sound. I will be using this banjo often! Good job, Deering.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Sound

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Deering B6 6-String Banjo:

I tried a cheaper 6 string banjo but this one really has great sound and is easy to play. The craftsmanship is excellent. I am impressed with the quality of sound and have many friends who feel the same. If you are in the market for this type of instrument spend the extra money and you won't be disappointed.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent banjo!

By mhamilton

from Nathrop, CO

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Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

  • No cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about Deering B6 6-String Banjo:

Excellent quality and sound. I also own a 5 string Deering which sounds so much better than the other 3 banjos I have which are brand names. Deering is more expensive but the sound and quality are well worth the price. If I had to do it all over I would have only bought the Deering brand.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Needs set up when new!

By LazyB

from Anaheim, CA

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Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Solid
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts

    Comments about Deering B6 6-String Banjo:

    Plan on getting this thing set up, to make it playable. I would have thought that for the price of this instrument it would have come ready to play, not so.

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