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Deering Banjo Company


Deering Sierra 5-String Banjo (Mahogany)

8 reviews

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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    A Banjo Studio Customer
    Alfred R.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Fantastic banjo!

    An amazing musical instrument. Rings for the entire fretboard and responds well to picking nuances. Brilliant timbre with a warm yet assertive low end. Hard to put down. Thank you so much Banjo Studio!

    Steve C.
    United States United States

    Deering Sierra 5-String Banjo

    Excellent and absolutely painless. David made me a great offer that I couldn't turn down. One phone call and 5 days later my new Deering Sierra arrives on my doorstep in perfect condition. I highly recommend!

    Doug S.
    United States United States

    Deering Sierra (Mahogany)

    When I first got this banjo I thought, “What have i done, I just spent a pile of money I didn’t really have, and I already have a perfectly adequate banjo, especially since I’m not really that good...”. But the longer I own this beautiful instrument, the more I realize I’m not playing it: it’s playing me. It just demands to be played because the SOS I’ve always played sounds so dasmn good and I’m digging into single string and advanced melodic style because up the neck is a tonal and sensual joy. Why did I wait until my wife died and I needed an impulsive relief from grief to get a Deering? I have no lessons on life to hand out but this is a beautiful banjo and it is worth every penny.

    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.

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