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  Deering Sierra Maple 5-String Banjo with Hardshell Case

Deering Sierra Maple 5-String Banjo
Deering Sierra Maple 5-String Banjo

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List Price: $2,794.00
Our Price: $2,289.00
You save $505.00!

Availability:: Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
Product Code: 4165

Free 5th-String Capo Spikes? (See Description)



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Love the price on the Sierra, but wish it was available in maple? Now it is! The Sierra Maple offers a great value in a professional-quality banjo. Made in USA. Hardshell case included.

Deerings most popular professional grade banjo for almost 20 years. 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. They make the Sierra affordable and you get all the most important features that affect the tone and playability. Simple detailing allows them to keep the cost down, while still giving you all the important components of a high quality banjo.

Want 5th-string railroad spike capos? We offer this as a free service when you buy 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

  • Neck:
  • Maple
  • 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
  • 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 Hex Nuts
  • One Piece Cast Zinc Flange
  • Slender Shaped Armrest
  • Nickel Plated Hardware
  • Satin Finish
  • Resonator:
  • Maple
  • White Binding
  • Straight Inside Sidewalls
  • Satin Finish
  • 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 rity 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
  • Warranty:
  • 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 our materials and workmanship

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