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Deering Sierra Maple 5-String Banjo with Linseed Oil Finish and Honey Amber Stain

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    • A one of a kind Deering Sierra 5-string banjo that features a linseed oil finish and honey abmer stain instead of the standard stain and satin 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.

      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 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
      Satin Finish

      Maple Stained Honey Amber
      White Binding
      Linseed Oil Finish

      Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

      The Sierra with a maple neck has 

  • has a bright and crisp 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

    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

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John Q.
Delivery Scheduled for August 2016

The purchasing experience in June 2016 was excellent. I was advised that the Banjo would be delivered in August 2016 so as of this date, July 5, 2016, I have no further comments, Check back in August.

Clyde W.
A Beautiful and Amazing Instrument.

My new Deering Sierra Custom is an outstanding banjo in all respects. It has exceeded my expectations in craftsmanship, playability, and most of all tone. Those folks at Deering really know how to craft banjos. Many thanks to Banjo Studio and David for having my dream instrument on hand and making the purchase an enjoyable experience. Clyde Willis

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