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For Sale: 2020 Deering Sierra 5-String Banjo – Mahogany

Posted By: 2bishops | Rate Member
 Returns allowed with money back refund

$2,699 USD

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From Deering:

Deering Sierra Openback 5-String Banjo


Our most popular professional grade banjo for almost 30 years. We are proud to manufacture the Sierra as affordably as possible and still retain all of the high-end features that affect the tone and playability. Made in America.

“The Deering Sierra banjo is truly the flagship of our entire line! How is it that this is so? Well I’ll tell you. The pot assembly of the Sierra, the violin grade maple 3 ply rim, the -06- tone ring, the one-piece zinc flange, the notched tension hoop, the Deering tail piece and armrest are exactly the same as our whole line all the way up to the Gabriella, with just a few exceptions. The only exceptions are; the Golden Era has a different zinc flange, the Hartford has a Grenadillo wood tone ring, the Terry Baucom has an -06- tone ring that is just a few ounces lighter than the standard -06- tone ring, and the Tenbrooks banjos have the Swiss Jens Kruger tone ring.

When I first introduced the Sierra I kept the cost down by keeping the cosmetics simple. I put the money into the pot assembly. I wanted to build a top professional banjo at a price that I could have afforded when I was a kid going to the music store on my way home from school every day.

With the implementation of new technology, we have been able to make the Sierra exquisitely beautiful without raising the price. I have been greatly inspired by the art work of the old masters of the Boston banjo era from the turn of the last century. With this inspiration in my blood I have brought art to the Sierra that is usually reserved for banjos costing much, much more.

The Sierra is truly a professional masterpiece of both sound and art at a price that is within your reach."


Greg Deering



· Mahogany - Now Also Available in Maple

· Natural Ebony Fingerboard

· Original Deering Designed Engraved Inlays

· Slender Deering Neck Shape

· 22 Nickel-Silver Frets

· Fully Adjustable Two-Way Truss Rod

· Deering Planetary Banjo Tuners

· Deering Geared 5th String Tuner

· Satin Finish


· Deering -06- 20 Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring

· Three-Ply Violin Grade Maple Rim

· Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop

· 11? Frosted Top Medium Crown Head

· 24 Round Hooks and ¼? Hex Nuts

· One Piece Cast Zinc Flange

· Slender Shaped Armrest

· Nickel Plated Hardware

· Deering True Tone Tailpiece


· Mahogany or Maple Stained Brown

· White Binding

· Straight Inside Sidewalls

· Satin Finish


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 strung with Deering Light Gauge Banjo Strings tuned to in standard G tuning (G,D,G,B,D)

· Gauges: 10 11 13 21w 10

· End Type: Loop


· G, D, G, B, D in standard G 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?

· Rim Diameter 11?

· 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.


Case or Gig Bag Included? – A Deering Hardshell Case Included.

We also offer accessory packages that can include tuners, straps, strings, capos, etc.

This banjo is NEW condition with a factory Lifetime warranty. If you have any questions or concerns about this statement or the quality of the banjo, please contact us. All pictures of this banjo are of the actual banjo and are not stock photos We want to make sure that you are happy with your purchase, so please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Many of our items are for sale on multiple online sites and for sale in our shop. We reserve the right to cancel any listing because of a previous sale.


United States, Richmond Hill, GA, 31324


FedEx, UPS and USPS, $55

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Returns accepted. Buyer must contact seller within 7 days to arrange return. Refund will be given as Money Back. Buyer pays return shipping.

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