Custom Deering Sierra Maple 5-String Banjo with Linseed Oil Finish and Honey Amber Stain
A custom Deering Sierra 5-string banjo that features a linseed oil finish and honey abmer stain instead of the standard dark brown stain and satin polyeurethene finish. The linseed oil protects the wood from moisture, but gives the neck a very natural "woody" feel and really shows off the natural beauty of the maple wood used.
The linseed oil finish gives the player much faster playability on the neck in humid environments, as gloss finishes tend to feel "sticky" in humid environments. The linseed oil finish also goes on very thin and allows the neck to "breathe" more, thus the tone of the banjo seems to be more open and full.
Deering's most popular professional grade banjo for over 30 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.
Includes 5th string spikes at frets 7,9, and 10, a Deering Hardshell Case, and a lifetime warranty.
Maple Neck Stained Honey Amber
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
Linseed Oil 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
Maple Stained Honey Amber
Linseed Oil Finish
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