About this banjo
The new Goodtime Six-R banjo comes hot on the heels of the very popular Goodtime Six open back banjo, but with a few additional features making the Goodtime Six-R ready for the big stage both in looks and in build.
Most notably, the Goodtime Six-R features a radiused midnight maple finger board, offering the player a striking contrast to the normal blonde of the hard rock maple neck.
Tonally, the Goodtime Six-R is elevated by the addition of a maple resonator behind it’s 11” 3-ply violin grade maple rim. Like any banjo, the addition of a resonator not only creates a hollow sound chamber, but also provides a flat surface for the sound to bounce off and project forward towards the players audience, instead of being absorbed by their body. The result is a significantly fuller, clearer and more vibrant tone.
Strings come courtesy of Elixir’s XL bronze set, while other features include 6 high quality guitar style tuners, 26 ¼” scale length, ovangkol block inlays, a Deering designed Goodtime 6 string tailpiece and frosted top head.
The Goodtime Six banjos were not designed to replace the guitar, but rather complement it. It affords guitarists the chance to play what they already know with unimaginably creative results.
Blonde Slender Rock Maple Neck
Midngiht Maple Fingerboard with a 15” Radius
1 11/16th Nut Width
Fast, Sleek and Comfortable Neck Profile
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Classic Block Style Hardwood Inlays
2 Way Adjustable Truss Rod
Sealed Geared Tuners
Elixir XL Strings (10, 14, 23, 30, 39, 47)
Durable Satin Finish
6 Strings Tuned Like a Guitar
Blonde 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Steel Tension Hoop
11″ Frosted Top High Crown Head
5/8″ Maple/Ebony Goodtime Smile Bridge
16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Nuts
16 Bracket Shoes with Screw Attachments
Goodtime Six Tailpiece
Steel Coordinator Rod for Adjustments
Durable Satin Finish
Resonator of Blonde Maple
Durable Satin Finish
Easy to play with clarity of note separation and round full bodied tone.
E,A,D,G,B,E In Standard Guitar Tuning. Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
1 11/16″ Nut Width
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Rim Diameter 11″
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2″
Weight Approx. 4.5 lbs
6 year warranty
Bonuses When You Buy From Banjo.com
FREE PROFESSIONAL SETUP
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*FREE RAILROAD SPIKES
Also know as the 5th string capo, we recommend installing spikes on the 7th & 9th frets. This is a free service we include for all 5-string banjo purchases.
FREE STARTER PACK
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Prior to being shipped, we carefully inspect and test every banjo. If you have any issues with your banjo, call us and and we will help.
*We can add these as a free service when you purchase a banjo from us. When you add this banjo to your cart just select that you want the capos. What is this? When you use a standard capo on your banjo fretboard, fretting strings 1 through 4, you’ll need to capo the 5th string separately. The 5th string starts at the 5th fret. If your standard capo is on the 2nd fret, you also need to capo the 5th string two frets higher, at the 7th fret. We recommend installing railroad spike capos on frets 7 and 9 (A and B). We install them on the fretboard just under the 5th string, an idea that was developed and used by Earl Scruggs himself. We use them, and so do most of the professional players we know. When you’re playing, you don’t really notice the spikes because they’re out of the way, but they’re always there when you need them. Simply slide the 5th string under the spike. When you’re done, slide it out.
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