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Deering Sierra 5 String Professional Resonator Banjo - Mahogany w/ Case

Deering Sierra 5 String Professional Resonator Banjo - Mahogany w/ Case. Free Case, Setup and Shipping!
Deering Sierra 5 String Banjo - Mahogany w/ Case
 
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Our Price: $2,699.00







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Product Code: D-SIERRA-MAHOGANY


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The new Sierra banjo ushers in a great opportunity to have a banjo with the ultimate brightness of maple or the sweetness of mahogany. Both banjos are constructed with the new Deering ’06 tone ring noted for a full, round, rich, dimensional bell bronze tone with great note distinction and sustain. With the maple Sierra you will find a dynamic brightness, sparkle, clarity of tone, increased sustain, and power that is the gold standard in the world of bluegrass. The mahogany version you will achieve equal clarity, good projection, and a sweetness and warmth of tone that is good for many styles of play.

The Sierra peghead inlay proudly bears the Deering name engraved in a banner that was one of the first inlays created by Greg Deering. From there the gentle flowing patterns emerge along the peghead and down the fingerboard; elegant double arches end in a trinity of lush leaves, delicate tulips emerge from their crown-like joining, pointing down toward the swirls of circles, diamonds, and leaves whose images mirror each other throughout the remaining 22 frets of these 5-string banjos. The inlays of the Sierra are cut from an Italian made material glowing in a rich, lustrous, iridescent white with black engraving lines to highlight the detail of these traditional designs.

The Sierra is our most popular model because it is very affordable and you get all the most important features that affect the tone and playability. The Sierra neck is a slender, low profile neck that is shaped for easy comfortable fingering ideal for large and small hands. The ebony fingerboard is polished to a smooth surface making all left hand techniques a pure pleasure. The Deering fret work is super accurate and precise to ensure correct intonation over the entire fingerboard. The Adjustable truss rod provides accurate adjustment to maintain the best playability without buzzing. The tuning machines on all Deering banjos are Deering’s new Super Smooth Planetary Tuners. When you tune your banjo, these tuners will glide easily without any bumps or hesitation, putting the pitch of your strings exactly where you want them every time.

The Deering -06-Tone Ring produces a beautiful, balanced overtone spectrum. Its weight is ideal for most styles played on the banjo. A softer touch will provide you with as much sustain as you ever want, a sharper attack will produce a distinct pop and accurate note separation. You will notice no dead spots over the entire fingerboard. The beautiful highs and powerful well rounded bass is the result of intense study of alloys and shapes. We put this high caliber tone ring in even the highest priced models because we just love it.

The 3- ply maple rim is the same used in all Deering tone ring banjos. The maple rim is responsible for the color of tone to create a superior banjo sound. The one piece resonator flange is cast from a similar zinc alloy used in classic banjos. However, Deerings’ unique design is extra strong adding lifetime durability. This strength is vital to keeping the head evenly tight to ensure purity in tone.

Deering Sierra Banjo Features:
  • American Made
  • Tropical American Mahogany
  • Slender Deering Neck Shape
  • 3-ply Maple Rim
  • Zinc Flange, Nickel Plated
  • Satin Finished Mahogany Neck
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • Sand-Cast Virgin Bell Bronze Tone-Ring
  • Lifetime Warranty

A Closer Look at the Deering Sierra Banjo

The Pot: The Neck:
Deering Bronze Tone Ring
Three ply Rock Maple Rim
One piece cast Flange
Mahogany resonator with white binding
Nickel plated
One piece armrest
Standard 11” Head size
Mahogany satin finish
Natural Ebony fingerboard
Planetary banjo tuners
Geared fifth string peg
Pearl dot position markers
Satin finish tailpiece
Adjustable truss rod

THERE IS NO BANJO AT THIS PRICE THAT COMPETES WITH THE SIERRA. PERIOD!

Deering Bronze Tone Ring:
The Deering Bronze Tone Ring used in this banjo is the same world class tone ring that
is used in the $25,000 Deering Gabriella banjo. The Deering tone ring is precision machined to two thousandths of an inch tolerance. The importance of this quality tone ring in a banjo of this retail price cannot be over emphasized. The Sierra's tone is competitive (and superior in many cases) with banjos priced 40% higher and beyond. The Sierra tone is rich, powerful, full bodied, crisp and bell like.
Three Ply Maple Rim:

The three ply rock maple rim is the same used in all Deering tone ring banjos and is the standard by which every banjo is judged because it produces the best sound.
The one piece resonator flange is cast from a similar zinc alloy used in the classic banjos in the past but is much thicker and stronger for the ultimate banjo tone and mechanical strength. This is vital to be able to keep the head tight so the best banjo sound can be achieved. The zinc flange allows the warm, rich harmonics to come through.

The Neck:

The Sierra neck is a slender, low profile neck that is shaped for fast accurate fingering. The ebony fingerboard is polished to a fast smooth surface making all left hand techniques faster and easier. The shape is comfortable and natural for large and small hands.
Deering fret work is accurate and precise to ensure correct intonation over the entire fingerboard. The two way adjustable truss rod provides precision adjustment to maintain the best playability without buzzing.
The tuning machines on the peghead are the traditional banjo planetary (named for the arrangement of the gears inside) machines with a geared fifth string peg. All the tuners are the very best quality used on our most expensive custom banjos.

The Lifetime Warranty:
While many other companies have short or unstated warranties, Deering's world class quality allow Deering to easily offer a Lifetime Warranty on the Sierra Banjo.


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Deering sierra banjo November 18, 2016
Reviewer: David from Philadelphia, PA United States  
This was my first purchase from instrument alley and now they are my go to for all musical stuff. Pricing was great shipping was fast it was well packed and I am very pleased thank you

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