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  Deering Sierra Open-back 5-String Banjo

Deering Sierra Openback 5-String Banjo
Deering Sierra Openback 5-String Banjo


 
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List Price: $2,295.00
Our Price: $1,895.00
You save $400.00!


Availability:: Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
Product Code: 4716

Description
 
Deering's most popular and affordable professional grade banjo now available as an open-back for clawhammer players. 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 our line. The Sierra is affordable and you get all the most important features that affect the tone and playability. Simple detailing enables Deering to keep the cost down, while still giving the player all the important components of a high quality banjo. The Sierra is Deering's flagship banjo. Made in USA. Hardshell case included.

Want railroad spikes? We install HO-gauge railroad spikes free when you purchase a banjo from us. We recommend installing them on frets 7 and 9 (A and B). This serves as a capo for 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. If you want spikes, let us know in the comments box at checkout.

Note: Our banjos are individually inspected, set up and tuned by the Banjo.com staff in Georgia. 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.
Features
  • Neck:
  • Mahogany - Now Available in 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
  • Tube Flange
  • Slender Shaped Armrest
  • Nickel Plated Hardware
  • 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 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
  • 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 their materials and workmanship

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