Deering Goodtime Solana 6 (Nylon)

Brand: Deering

Deering Goodtime Solana 6 (Nylon)

Brand: Deering

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 hardwood 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 hardwood ring style inlays, a classical guitar inspired peghead, and smooth, accurate classical guitar tuners with pearloid buttons. The beautiful blonde maple of the Goodtime Solana 6 is further complemented by a hardwood tailpiece which bears the Deering name.



  • Electronics: Piezo Pickup
  • Head: 12″ Top Frosted Medium Crown Head
  • Neck Wood: Blonde Rock Maple Neck
  • Rim: Grand 12″ 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
  • Style: 6-Nylon String Banjo
  • Made in USA

Goodtime 6-String Banjos


  • Classical Guitar Style Peghead and Tuners
  • Blonde Rock Maple Neck
  • 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
  • Hardwood 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 Medium Crown Head
  • Steel Tension Hoop
  • 16 Bracket Shoes
  • 16 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Hex Nuts
  • Hardwood Tailpiece
  • Nickel Plated Armrest
  • Nickel Plated Hardware


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.


  • 2″ Nut Width
  • Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
  • Rim Diameter 12″
  • Overall Instrument Length 39″
  • Weight Approx. 5 lbs


  • Fitted with Dunlop Premiere Classical Guitar Strings (Ball End)

Due to ongoing product development efforts, specifications are subject to change without notice.