Unfair 6-String Banjo Comparison

Originally posted August 8

Just retweaked my “electric-acoustic” Dean Backwoods 6 for the third time this season. Then I played my Deering D6 for about ten minutes. They’re barely the same instrument.

I like the fact that I don’t throw my back out picking up the Dean like I do my Deering D6. And if it gets “mislaid” I’m not out a mint. Plus it really is better than any other under-$600 6-string banjo I’ve had a chance to check out. But if you try out an under-$1000 6-string banjo and are “less than impressed,” I beg you not to write off the whole class of instrument. 🙂

Check out this article for background on my Deering:



About Paul

Paul Race has been writing and playing all kinds of music since the 1960s, though he tends to favor acoustic and traditional songs. He has created resources like CreekDontRise.com, ClassicTrainSongs.com, and SchoolOfTheRock.com to help other musicians get a good start on their own journeys.

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