Deering (used, 2013) Sierra 5-String Banjo

Tag No 32-4209 Used

#T141, in excellent condition with original hard shell case.

 The Sierra is one model north of the Boston in the Deering line and one model under the Deluxe.   About this model Deering says that is their 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. “We make the Sierra affordable and you get all the most important features that affect the tone and playability. Simple detailing allows us to keep the cost down, while still giving you all the important components of a high quality banjo.”

The back of the resonator and the neck are mahogany; the fingerboard is natural ebony; it has 22 pressed-in nickel silver frets; floral pearl inlays, a “Deering ” decal logo on the ebony headstock veneer.   It features the slender Deering neck shape, a fully adjustable truss rod. Planetary geared banjo tuners with pearloid buttons, a geared 5th String Peg, satin finish.    The pot is comprised of a flathead tone ring of fine quality, a nickel plated adjustable tailpiece, a nickel plated standard armrest.  It has the Deering brass notched tension hoop; an 11” top frosted medium crown head; 24 round hooks and ¼” hex nuts; a one piece cast zinc flange, nickel-plated hardware, a mahogany matte finish resonator that is stained brown much like some of my favorite undergarments.  You don’t throw away fine garments that you love.

Regarding tone:  Deering says that with the mahogany wood utilized the Sierra has a sweet sound with less sustain than maple or walnut. And this is good since, if you listen to the original bluegrass recordings of the 1950s less sustain is a hallmark of the recorded sound of our greatest bluegrass heroes.   Dimensions:  neck width at the nut 1 1/4”; scale length nut to bridge 26 1/4"; the resonator diameter is 13 7/8”; overall instrument length 38”; weight approx. 11 lbs.  

Our Price is $1,599.00.

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