Deering Sierra 5-String Banjo (Mahogany)

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The Deering Sierra 5-String banjo is Deering's most popular professional grade banjo for over 20 years.  This is the base model for which all of the Deering upperline resonator banjo models is based.  It has been so popular for so long for a reason - it is a great banjo that will not explode your wallet. 

Featuring all of the qualities you need in a professional grade banjo - the Deering -06- Bell Bronze Tone Ring and Deering 3-ply violin maple rim, the banjo sings out with rich, deep, lows and sparkling, crisp highs for a beautiful blend of tone. The mahogany neck gives the banjo a slightly warmer tone than the maple version of this same model.

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. Deering makes the Sierra affordable and you get all the most important features that affect the tone and playability. 

Features spikes in the 5th string at the 7th, 9th, and 10th frets so you can capo and change keys easily. Comes with a Deering hardshell case and a lifetime warranty.


Mahogany Neck
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


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

Maple Stained Brown
White Binding
Satin Finish

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

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


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

The trust and pride we share in our product gives Deering the confidence to grant a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship

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    Marlene P.
    United States United States

    Deering Sierra 5-String Banjo

    Beautiful instrument, very impressed with the quality, it has a beautiful tone, we are going to have a lot of fun getting to learn it. impressed with the speedy delivery, thankyou very much

    Warren R.
    United States

    Deering Sierra 5

    Great! Have had no problems from the day it was shipped. David was great to work with.

    Paul S.

    Great Banjo Great service

    David was very pleasant and helpful. I love my Sierra. It rings like a bell!

    Frank d.

    Deering Sierra 5-String Banjo (Maple) not (Mahogany)

    Great and beautiful instrument. Tone and ease of play superior. Only wish I had the talent to use it to anywhere near its potential. But I am slowly improving with this banjo. Can't say enough good things about David and how helpful and patient he is. I will certainly be a return customer for accessories etc. I think the Maple Sierra will last me for as long as I am able to play.

    William H.

    A highly satisfied customer of Banjo Studio

    First, let me say that David at Banjo Studio was great to deal with. He answered all of my questions and provided additional guidance that helped during my decision to purchase. My Deering Sierra banjo is awesome! The case and the banjo are well constructed. The banjo is definitely worth the price especially given the fact that it is a professional, well-made musical instrument. The tone is great and the banjo itself is fabulous. I was also very impressed by the time and care that went into packaging the banjo for shipment in order to ensure that it was well protected in it's shipping package. They even marked it as "fragile" on all sides of the shipping box which I am certain led to the care it received during shipment. The box was not damaged at all during shipment and I attribute that to the care taken during shipment as a result of how the package was marked by Banjo Studio. Thanks again for the great service and awesome product. I will continue to deal with Banjo Studio even though I am many miles away as the crow flies!

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