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Aug 22, 2021 - 1:15:01 PM
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I have reduced the price of my mahogany Deering Sierra in the classifieds!

banjohangout.org/classified/88751

Aug 22, 2021 - 1:26:06 PM

250 posts since 7/29/2011

That's a very nice looking banjo.
I'm just an ignorant beginner, but isn't $1600 for a one year old Sierra a pretty good price?
I see online they sell for $2700 new.

Aug 22, 2021 - 1:33:04 PM
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BobbyE

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2921 posts since 11/29/2007

>>I'm just an ignorant beginner, but isn't $1600 for a one year old Sierra a pretty good price?<<

It's a great price and you should consider an upgrade, even as an 'ignorant beginner.'

Bobby

Aug 22, 2021 - 1:36:03 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by BobbyE

>>I'm just an ignorant beginner, but isn't $1600 for a one year old Sierra a pretty good price?<<

It's a great price and you should consider an upgrade, even as an 'ignorant beginner.'

Bobby


I am considering an upgrade and looking around to learn about options. 
That looks like something I would be interested in,  but unfortunately that banjo is not left-handed.

Aug 22, 2021 - 1:47:48 PM
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2704 posts since 12/31/2005

quote:
Originally posted by Michigan Rich

That's a very nice looking banjo.
I'm just an ignorant beginner, but isn't $1600 for a one year old Sierra a pretty good price?
I see online they sell for $2700 new.


That is the best deal on a Sierra  I have ever seen.  

Aug 22, 2021 - 2:29:02 PM

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Saw -- and lost out on -- one slightly better in 2018. That just shows how infrequently deals like this come along.

But now there are three current model Sierras in the Classified for under $2,000.

People trying to sell theirs for $2200 - $2400 plus shipping need to lower their expectations.

Edited by - Old Hickory on 08/22/2021 14:29:16

Aug 22, 2021 - 2:38:59 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by Michigan Rich

I'm just an ignorant beginner, but isn't $1600 for a one year old Sierra a pretty good price?
I see online they sell for $2700 new.


That's a tremendously good price. It's what happens when you have a motivated seller in a buyers' market.

Anyone looking to spend a few hundred below $2,000 on a nearly new, professional grade, USA-made,  lifetime instrument would have to look far for a better deal.

In my opinion, the only things a Sierra lacks are things you can't hear: gloss finish, fretboard binding and real mother-of-pearl inlay. But you get the same sound-producing parts as in the $9,800 Saratoga Star.

Aug 22, 2021 - 9:09:37 PM
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73 posts since 1/31/2020

Lacks a gloss finish...lol, that's a plus for me. I've played several Sierra's and the necks are satin finish and satin smooth to work on, no matter the temperature or humidify. Just an opinion, and mileage may vary with other folks' points of view.

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