Always looking for new ways to make banjos more accessible to guitar players, Deering’s new Goodtime six-string is “kind of a change in thinking,” said Deering’s Barry Hunn at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville last week.


“The neck on this instrument is much more slender and very shallowly profiled, so that it’s really easy to reach the chords,” Hunn said. What’s more, a slightly narrower nut width makes the instrument “comfortable for most guitar players, especially electric guitar players and acoustic players that play a lot of rhythm,” Hunn added.