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Deering Sierra 5-String Banjo  

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Overview

  • Mahogany
  • Natural Ebony Fingerboard
  • 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $2,749.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $550.00
  • Your Price:
    $2,19900

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      Superb appointments and sound at a manageable price!

      Deering's most popular professional grade banjo for almost 20 years. Greg Deering knows what it feels like to want a professional banjo and not be able to afford it, so this has become the flagship of their line. The Sierra is affordable with all the most important features that affect the tone and playability. Simple detailing allows Deering to keep the cost down, while still giving you all the important components of a high quality banjo.

      The heirloom-quality, professional Deering Sierra 5-String Banjo features a sand-cast, virgin bell bronze, genuine Deering tone ring mounted to a 3-ply rock-maple rim with a one-piece resonator flange. Uses the same tone ring, rim, and flanges as the Gabriella model, which lists at $24,950! The mahogany neck, resonator with ebony fingerboard, planet-style tuning pegs, and satin finish enhance the classic appearance and playability of this powerful and affordable banjo. Deering includes a $180-value case with your Sierra Banjo.

      Tuned:
      G,D,G,B,D in standard tuning.
      Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

      Features

      Neck:

      • Mahogany
      • Natural Ebony Fingerboard
      • 22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
      • Original Deering Designed Engraved Inlays
      • Slender Deering Neck Shape
      • Fully Adjustable Truss Rod
      • Deering Planetary Banjo Tuners
      • Deering Geared 5th String Peg
      • Satin Finish

      Pot:

      • Deering -06- 20 Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring
      • Three-Ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
      • True Tone Deering Tailpiece
      • Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
      • 11" Top Frosted Medium Crown Head
      • 24 Round Hooks and ¼" Hex Nuts
      • One Piece Cast Zinc Flange
      • Slender Shaped Armrest
      • Nickel Plated Hardware
      • Satin Finish

      Resonator:

      • Mahogany
      • White Binding
      • Straight Inside Sidewalls
      • Satin Finish

      Order your Sierra today!

       

      Sierra 5-String Banjo Specifications:

      • Dimensions:
      • Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4"
      • Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4"
      • Resonator diameter 13 7/8"
      • Overall Instrument Length 38"
      • Weight Approx. 11 lbs
      Customer Reviews
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      DeeringSierra 5-String Banjo
       
      4.6

      (based on 8 reviews)

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      Reviewed by 8 customers

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      5.0

      Even more awesome than expected!

      By capall5

      from Jacksonville, NC

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Beautiful Instrument
      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Quality Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing
        • Stress Relief

        Comments about Deering Sierra 5-String Banjo:

        Started playing one year ago and love it! This is my upgraded forever banjo. Did my research and decided this was the ultimate banjo. The sound is incredible and it is absolutely fun to play!

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        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The best mony can buy

        By Picker-zMKhb

        from Meridian,ID

        Comments about Deering Sierra 5-String Banjo:

        I Jest bought mine, compared to all the other imports at is price range or any higher end banjo you cant beat the sound. The tropical American wood on the banjo is good wood, unlike most imports. This being said makes the overall sound of the banjo better, This banjo as a warmer sound than a lot of your gibson banjos, furthermore for the price its also beeter than a gibosn becouse the only gibson banjo at this price is the RB wich dosnot have a tonering, whille the seirra has the same tonering as the higherend modles. And atleast mine sounds jest as good as any high end banjo, it jest aint as pridey

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A Great Banjo

        By Trickyjones

        from Valdosta, GA

        Comments about Deering Sierra 5-String Banjo:

        I've owned my Deering Sierra for about three years, and it's still impressing me every day. I love the "crispness" of the tone on the higher end of the neck. It doen't, however, seem to possess the deeper "growl" on the low end as do the higher end Gibson models, but its overall sound is extremely rich and bright. My Sierra was a good buy and a wise choice; I'm very happy with it.

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        5.0

        Great

        By JAMES ROLLINGS

        from north carolina

        Comments about Deering Sierra 5-String Banjo:

        I play a Deering Sierra with the crossroad boys in north carolina. it is the greatest playing and sounding banjo available.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Virgin Banjo Player

        By Chris Chandler

        from Norfolk, Virginia

        Comments about Deering Sierra 5-String Banjo:

        My daughters got me my Deering Sierra for Father's Day two years ago. I'd had my eye on it for some time and it followed me home. The sound is incredible and after hearing my teacher play it, (one who can really play the thing) I was convinced. Easy to tune and keeps its tuning, butter neck and durablity make this a top notch instrument. Have played many other more pricey brands and have yet to hear the crisp and clear sound of this Deering matched. I will own this banjo to the day I die. Makes all these lessons and hours of practice enjoyable.

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Quality low-end bandjo

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Deering Sierra 5-String Banjo:

        I have had my Deering for about four years and have been for the most part very pleased. It has good action and quality tone. The chrome metal that they use on the outside of the pot is cheap and it tarnishes easily. I play mine often enough that it needs set up at least wice a year. For the money it is a good banjo

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The very best banjo I have ever owned

        By smokey-PMp2n

        from Spruce pine, NC

        Comments about Deering Sierra 5-String Banjo:

        I have owned alot of good banjos, this is the very best yet at any price. Very good tone and the neck is just right. Must be because they make banjos only. Thanks Deering for a great banjo! Keep up the good work!

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I love my Sierra

        By Patientpicker

        from St. louis, Missouri

        Comments about Deering Sierra 5-String Banjo:

        I have been playing just about 4 months. I went for the Deering because it has all the quality of the really costly higher end Deerings. Because it has no "frills" as far as inlays and the like, it's priced so well that I feel it's the best value around for a really high quality banjo. I get a great sound out of it- when I pick right- and I'm motivated to keep playing because of it's great sound. Go for the Sierra :)

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