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All Deering and Goodtime banjos are made in the USA!
Deering banjo company’s reputation is wrapped up in all of their fine products of course, but it’s likely no single instrument has ever represented Deering’s dedication to quality more than the Sierra bluegrass banjo. Through the decades, the Sierra has always been built using quality materials, using only the highest grade tonewoods, quality design, with a never ending quest for developing a great banjo, and quality craftsmanship using every advantage of skilled hands and the latest high tech equipment in manufacturing. One outstanding example of this type of quality is their recent adoption of Greg Deering’s beautiful inlay design for the fretboard. In the past, the Sierra’s low cost platform only allowed simple inlays. With their improved technical ability, the Sierra now proudly displays the beauty of mother of pearl in detail never before seen
without increasing the price or the cost of manufacture!
The Sierra is not just an affordable bluegrass banjo, it is truly professional grade. The Deering 06 tone ring and maple rim is at the heart of the Sierra. This combination is the same setup you’ll see at the very top of their professional line- banjos like the amazing Golden Era, nearing the price point of ten thousand dollars. The 06 tone ring has earned professional acclaim around the world. Developed as the modern answer to the most famous banjo designs of the 1930s, it replicates the power, drive and tone you’ll want for bluegrass, melodic and single string styles of playing. However you play your notes up and down the fingerboard, you will love the sound of the 06 pot assembly in your new Sierra banjo!
Available in Mahogany or maple, each with its own tonal qualities- the maple banjo you see here is known for a bright and hard hitting crisp tone that is not ashamed to be heard! Maple has a projection and sustain that surpasses most other tonewoods. These things make the Sierra a powerful, professional grade banjo that can hold its own anywhere, in any group, with any audience.
The maple Sierra’s details are:
Neck: Mahogany – Now Also Available in Maple
Natural Ebony Fingerboard
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Original Deering Designed Engraved Inlays
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Fully Adjustable Two Way 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
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
Mahogany or Maple Stained Brown
Straight Inside Sidewalls
With the standard Mahogany, the Sierra has the sweet sound of this tropical wood with slightly less sustain than maple or walnut. With the optional Maple at no extra cost, the Sierra is also available with a brighter and more focused tone quality.
Comes with Deering Light Gauge Strings tuned to in standard G tuning (g,D,G,B,D)
Gauges: 10, 11, 13, 21W, 10
High quality plywood at its core, plush lined, multiple latches and cushioned to protect your banjo from the troubles the world brings!
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 Deering shares in their product gives them the confidence to grant every owner of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of the materials and workmanship