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Deering Sierra Model 5 string banjo


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Greg Deering says about the Deering Sierra Model 5 string banjo: “No one can buy a better banjo…they could buy a fancier one, but not a better one!”

Built with the same Deering -06- 20 Hole Bronze Tone Ring, three ply maple rim and one piece, cast, zinc resonator flange that are built into our top of the line banjos like the Calico, GDL and Ivanhoe, the Sierra is “A masterpiece of playability!”.

The full, rich and sparkling tone of the Deering 20 hole bronze tone ring is complimented and enhanced by Deering’s proprietary, tone enhancing, adjustable tailpiece, which is now fitted to all Deering banjos. The Sierra has a slender, fast and comfortable neck with an un-stained natural ebony fingerboard is polished smooth for fast easy fretting.

Specifications for the Deering Sierra model banjo

* 1 3/16″ wide bone nut
* ebony fingerboard
* Planetary tuners
* mother-of-pearl dot fingerboard inlays
* mahogany neck
* mahogany resonator
* 3-ply rock maple pot
* Deering -06- 20 Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring
* Three-Ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
* one piece cast zinc extra heavy flange
* True Tone Deering Tailpiece
* matte lacquer finish

PRICING: $2549 Canadian dollars, or $2007 US dollars, based on 1.27% exchange rate.
NOTE: Exchange rates change daily!
A Deering hardshell, archtop case is included.

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Deering Banjos, Tenbrooks Banjos, Vega Banjos, Goodtime Banjos — all made in the USA by the Deering Banjo company.

We keep an inventory of over 200 Deering banjos at all times, with 40 models including virtually all the Deering 5 string banjos, several Deering 6 string and Tenor models, plus the Vega open back 5 string models, the elite Tenbrooks 5 strings and a huge offering of the entry level Goodtime line of banjos.

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We have 6 full time luthiers on staff with the expertise to setup and service your instruments. All banjos we sill will be very thoroughly setup to suit your right hand attack and playing action expectations. Head tension, action, nut height, bridge and tailpiece positioning and installation of 5th string capo tacks are issues that we deal with as each and every banjo is sold. Plus there is no charge for follow-up adjustments on new banjos for the first year.

Price: $2549 CAD
  • Model: Sierra
  • Year: Current
  • Class: New
  • Condition: Brand New

  • Not Consignment

  • Including Hard case

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