Deering Sierra Maple 5-String Banjo


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  • The Deering Sierra Maple banjo gives you a bright and crisp tone that is great for 3 finger banjo playing. Deering's most popular professional grade banjo for over 20 years.  Traditionally the Sierra has been made with a mahogany neck and resonator, but this model is made with a maple neck and resonator.  The maple neck gives the banjo a brighter, punchier sound that will cut right through the mix at a jam or onstage.  The brightness of maple gives you more of a traditional bluegrass banjo tone (Earl Scruggs played a maple banjo).  

    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. 

  • Neck:

    Maple 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

    With the standard Mahogany, the Sierra has the sweet sound of mahogany with less sustain than maple or walnut. With optional Maple, at no extra cost, the Sierra has a brighter and crisper professional quality tone that is easy to play with clarity and good note separation

    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

    Lifetime Warranty

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    Tucker B.

    Good selection, professional handling, personal touch, great banjo

    Great service at the banjo studio. Dave opened the place up for me and let me try a variety of banjos for well over an hour while it poured rain outside. Dave knew all the details on each banjo and gave professional takes on each one, pros, cons, etc. He was also willing to share some insight on my playing style and varied musical uses I was getting a new banjo for. The Deering Sierra plays like a dream, has great tone clarity, and a diversity of sound. Highly recommend the banjo, recommend the banjo studio even more

    Gary o.

    Very nice banjo Great service

    Very nice banjo Great service fast shipping would buy from again