The Boston 6 String banjo is tuned like a guitar, so 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 unique Deering inlay pattern provides visual beauty, enhancing its 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 classic banjo tone.
The Deering Boston 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.
It is tuned E,A,D,G,B,E for standard guitar tuning, but of course can also be adjusted to other tunings.
- 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
- 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
- Bevelled Tension Hoop
- Deering 6-string Tailpiece
- Nickel Plated Hardware,
- Mahogany, with white binding
- Trimmed in White
- Straight Side Walls
- Satin Finish
Neck Width at the Nut 1 ¾"
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 ¼"
Resonator diameter 13 7/8"
Overall Instrument Length 38 ½"
This Deering Boston 6 String banjo is in excellent, almost new condition. It has been played sporadically, and has always been stored in its fitted case, so there is virtually no tarnishing of the metal parts.
It plays beautifully – super comfy and easy for guitar players to adapt to. And it sounds the business – killer classic banjo tones from a very user-friendly instrument. It also has a great sounding on board pickup so you can compete easily with those loud guitar guys.
Comes in its high quality Deering hard case in god condition.
Keith Urban video - Solo Deering B6 - https://youtu.be/b-wgnzZPI64