Deering Sierra 5 String Banjo - Maple


  • Our Price
  • $2,699.00
  • Regular price MSRP: $2,999.00





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Get Premier Features At An Accessible Price With The Deering Sierra 5 String Banjo In Maple

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 Deering's line - and Deering's most popular professional grade banjo for almost 30 years.T hey make the Sierra affordable and you get 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.

FROM GREG DEERING

"The Deering Sierra banjo is truly the flagship of our entire line! How is it that this is so? Well I’ll tell you. The pot assembly of the Sierra, the violin grade maple 3 ply rim, the -06- tone ring, the one piece zinc flange, the notched tension hoop, the Deering tail piece and armrest are exactly the same as our whole line all the way up to the Gabriella, with just a few exceptions. The only exceptions are; the Golden Era has a different zinc flange, the Hartford has a Grenadillo wood tone ring, the Terry Baucom has an -06- tone ring that is just a few ounces lighter than the standard -06- tone ring, and the Tenbrooks banjos have the Swiss Jens Kruger tone ring.

When I first introduced the Sierra I kept the cost down by keeping the cosmetics simple. I put the money into the pot assembly. I wanted to build a top professional banjo at a price that I could have afforded when I was a kid going to the music store on my way home from school everyday.

With the implementation of new technology we have been able to make the Sierra exquisitely beautiful without raising the price. I have been greatly inspired by the art work of the old masters of the Boston banjo era from the turn of the last century. With this inspiration in my blood I have brought art to the Sierra that is usually reserved for banjos costing much, much more.

The Sierra is truly a professional masterpiece of both sound and art at a price that is within your reach."

NECK

  • Maple
  • Natural Ebony Fingerboard
  • Original Deering Designed Engraved Inlays
  • Slender Deering Neck Shape
  • 22 Nickel-Silver Frets
  • Fully Adjustable Two Way Truss Rod
  • Deering Planetary Banjo Tuners
  • Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
  • Satin Finish

POT

  • Maple
  • Natural Ebony Fingerboard
  • Original Deering Designed Engraved Inlays
  • Slender Deering Neck Shape
  • 22 Nickel-Silver Frets
  • Fully Adjustable Two Way Truss Rod
  • Deering Planetary Banjo Tuners
  • Deering Geared 5Th String Tuner
  • Satin Finish

RESONATOR

  • Maple - Satin Mahogany Stain
  • White Binding
  • Straight Inside Sidewalls
  • Satin Finish

TONE

  • With The Optional Maple Resonator, This Sierra Has A Brighter And More Focused Tone Quality With A Greater Sustain Than It's Mahogany Counterpart.

STRINGS

  • Comes With Deering 5-String Light Gauge Banjo Strings Tuned To In Standard G Tuning (G,D,G,B,D)
  • Gauges: 10 11 13 21W 10
  • End Type: Loop

TUNING

  • G,D,G,B,D In Standard G Tuning
  • Can Easily Be Tuned In Other Tunings As Well.

DIMENSIONS

  • Neck Width At The Nut 1 1/4"
  • Scale Length Nut To Bridge 26 1/4"
  • Resonator Diameter 13 7/8"
  • Rim Diameter 11"
  • Overall Instrument Length 38"
  • Weight Approx. 11 Lbs

Manufacturer: Deering Banjos
Model: SMAP
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details
SKU: I276539-N-1