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Deering Sierra Maple 5-String Banjo


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The Deering Banjo Company is now offering the Deering Sierra Maple 5-String Banjo – their most popular Sierra model banjo in maple!

Deering has become one of the largest and most respected American banjo manufacturers and we’re very happy to see these models.

Over the past year I have often asked Barry Hunn at Deering for a lower priced Maple banjo along the lines of the mahogany neck and resonator Sierra model. Though I dearly love the look and feel of the Deering Maple Blossom, it is beyond the budget of some of my customers who MUST own a Deering but prefer maple over mahogany.

Barry informed me in December that the shop is now jigged up to do Sierra model maple necks and resonators for a small up-charge.

We get the same awesome ’06 Deering Silicone Bronze sand-cast tone ring as used on the mahogany Sierra. Plus the maple resonator, unique Deering flange and rim that one finds on the Deering Maple Blossom.

We have the simple yet elegant look of the satin finish classic Sierra Banjo that we all love ….with exactly the same tone, hardware, and wood species found on the higher priced Deering Maple Blossom.

Plus this model features a delightful new inlay pattern on the fretboard. A lovely extra touch that really adds to the banjo.

Grant MacNeill

Deering Sierra Maple 5-String Banjo Specifications:

* 1 3/16″ wide bone nut
* ebony fingerboard
* Planetary tuners
* custom fingerboard inlays
* maple neck
* maple resonator
* 3-ply rock maple pot
* nickel plated, cast bell bronze Deering tone ring
* one piece cast zinc extra heavy flange
* matte lacquer finish
* Presto tailpiece

*Also Available in Mahogany at same pricing (inclusive case) as Maple.


Price: $3,639.00 CAD
  • Model: Sierra Maple
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Dark Satin Stain
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: Varies as New
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 03/02/2014

  • Not Consignment

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 11lbs 5kg
  • Scale Length: 26.25in 666.7mm
  • Nut Width: 1.25in 31.75mm
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