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❌SOLD❌ Deering Sierra Maple 5-String Banjo, 2010


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Here we have a lovely, ten year old Deering Sierra Maple 5-String banjo in very good condition, complete with solidly attached leather strap!

This excellent Deering Sierra  banjo dates to December of 2010 and was built at the Deering shop in Spring Garden, California, with capo tacks installed at frets 7, 9 and 10. The Deering Sierra Maple banjo carries a satin finish, and in this case it’s quite clean with no dents or scratches. The metal hardware is nickel plated, and unlike chrome this develops a light patina over time; the plating itself does not show any significant wear. Fret wear is light.

The original Deering hard shell case is included, and is in equally good condition.

Check out the video demo by Jens Kruger!

Here is Greg Deering on the Deering Sierra Maple 5-string Banjo:

“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 Deering 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 everyday.

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


Price: $2,000.00 CAD
  • Model: Sierra Maple
  • Year: 2010
  • Finish Satin Dark Stain
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 12537610P128 , Dec 2010
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 16/01/2020

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 11.88lbs 5.4kg
  • Scale Length: 26.25in 666.7mm
  • Nut Width: 1.26in 32mm
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