The Deering Sierra openback banjo is a fantastic openback banjo and is our most popular openback banjos for players who want to play clawhammer banjo but like a brighter, crisper, clearer tone.
If you are a fan of Mark Johnson's Clawgrass style of playing, this banjo is perfect for you. You can also play 3 finger bluegrass style on this banjo with a little less volume (and weight of the banjo) than a standard Deering Sierra banjo with a resonator.
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