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  Deering Sierra Mahogany Acoustic/Electric 5-String Banjo

Deering Sierra Mahogany Acoustic/Electric 5 String Banjo
Deering Sierra Mahogany Acoustic/Electric 5 String Banjo

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List Price: $3,209.00
Our Price: $2,709.00
You save $500.00!

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Product Code: 4556

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The popular Sierra banjo is now available with an Acoustic/Electric Package, which includes the Sierra Acoustic/Electric banjo, book, picks and strap.....Finally! A banjo that can be played at any volume. The new Sierra Acoustic/Electric banjo features the factory installed Kavanjo banjo head pickup system. This system allows your banjo to be plugged into a guitar amp and played at screaming levels without feedback while still mainting its acoustic tone. This package includes a 5-String Banjo Method Book, Banjo Strap, 2 Fingerpicks, and a Thumbpick. This package provides a great opportunity for the guitarist who would like to transfer skills over and also play the banjo. Made in USA. Hardshell case included.

One quality of banjos is their ability to cut through on stage, now with the new Kavanjo humbucker pickup you can hold your own even over the bass, drums, and electric guitars found in many bands of today.

When it comes to live performance, most players agree that the sound you hear from your “plugged in” banjo isn’t always the same as its unplugged or native sound. Using the new factory installed, Kavanjo humbucker pick-up improves on that and reduces problems with feed back normally associated with banjo pick-ups. With the Kavanjo you get pure, American-made, high-fidelity acoustic amplification for a more natural, live sound.

With a Deering or Goodtime acoustic/electric banjo a whole new world of sound-shaping options instantly becomes available to you, as you can add effects such as reverb, chorus, delay, and others to your sound. Such tools can be just as useful—and fun—for the acoustic oriented musician as they are for those who play electric guitars or Deering Crossfires.

The new Sierra Acoustic/Electric for Pro’s now allows that sweet Sierra sound to be heard in any venue without the feedback problems found in small clubs or higher volume levels needed to deal with the sound dissipation problem in open air venues. Endorsed by Deering artist Ashley Campbell, daughter of singer/songwriter/actor Glen Campbell.

Want 5th-string railroad spike capos? We offer this as a free service when you purchase a banjo from us. Choose Yes or No when you add this banjo to your shopping cart.

What's a 5th-string railroad spike capo? Click here to see a photo. When you use a standard capo on your banjo fretboard, fretting strings 1 through 4, you'll need to capo the 5th string separately. The 5th string starts at the 5th fret. If your standard capo is on the 2nd fret, you also need to capo the 5th string two frets higher, at the 7th fret. We recommend installing railroad spike capos on frets 7 and 9 (A and B). We install them on the fretboard just under the 5th string, an idea that was developed and used by Earl Scruggs himself. We use them, and so do most of the professional players we know. When you're playing, you don't really notice the spikes because they're out of the way, but they're always there when you need them. Simply slide the 5th string under the spike. When you're done, slide it out.

Note: Our banjos are individually inspected and set up by our staff in Georgia, and delivered ready-to-play. We are banjo players, so we set them up the way we want to play them! Each banjo is in tune when we carefully pack it for shipment. Climate conditions and travel will affect the tuning, so it may need to be fine-tuned before playing.

Also available as a Left Handed Model Click Here

  • Specifications:
  • The Neck:
  • Mahogany
  • 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
  • Satin Finish
  • The Pot:
  • 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
  • The Resonator:
  • Mahogany
  • Trimmed in White
  • Straight Side Walls
  • Satin Finish
  • Includes a Deering Hardshell Case
  • The 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.
  • Dimensions:
  • 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
  • Lifetime Warranty:

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