Deering Sierra Maple 5-String Banjo with Radiused Fingerboard and Kavanjo Pickup
Deering's most popular professional grade banjo for over 20 years now in maple and with a radiused fingerboard and Kavanjo banjo pickup. This is a truly unique and special banjo.. 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.
Features spikes in the 5th string at the 7th, 9th, and 10th frets! Capo and change keys easily!
Maple Neck Radiused 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
Deering -06- 20 Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring
Three-Ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Kavanjo Banjo Pickup
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 Brown
Includes a Deering Hardshell Case
Tone: 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
Warranty: The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship