Deering Sierra™ 5-string Banjo

$2,999.00

Our most popular professional grade banjo for almost 30 years. We are proud to manufacture the Sierra as affordably as possible and still retain all of the high end 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.

Neck:
Mahogany - Now Also Available in Maple
Natural Ebony Fingerboard
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Original Deering Designed Engraved Inlays
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Fully Adjustable Two Way Truss Rod
Deering Planetary Banjo Tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Peg
Satin Finish

Pot: 
Deering -06- 20 Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring
Three-Ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
True Tone Deering Tailpiece
Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11″ Top Frosted Medium Crown Head
24 Round Hooks and ¼″ Hex Nuts
One Piece Cast Zinc Flange
Slender Shaped Armrest
Nickel Plated Hardware
Satin Finish

Resonator:
Mahogany or Maple Stained Brown
White Binding
Straight Inside Sidewalls
Satin Finish

Tone
With the standard Mahogany, the Sierra has the sweet sound of this tropical wood with slightly less sustain than maple or walnut. With the optional Maple at no extra cost, the Sierra is also available with a brighter and more focused tone quality.


Strings: 
Comes with Deering Light Gauge Strings tuned to in standard G tuning (g,D,G,B,D)
Gauges: 10, 11, 13, 21W, 10


Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38″
Weight Approx. 11 lbs

Warranty: 
The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship

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Tony Trischka Silver Clipper Banjo

$5,469.00

“I knew I wanted a radiused fingerboard. Having tried Noam Pikelny’s banjo with 24 frets (an extra two frets coming out over the fingerboard), I requested the same. I had always desired a resonator made of quilted maple... .” - Tony Trischka

Featuring the new Deering Smile™ banjo bridge!

Neck:

  • Mahogany
  • Ivoroid Binding
  • Tony Trischka Designed Acrylic Inlays
  • Radiused Grade A Ebony Fingerboard
  • Extended Fingerboard
  • Deering D Shape Neck
  • Kruger Peghead Shape
  • 24 Glued In Nickel Silver Frets
  • Adjustable Truss Rod
  • Bone Nut
  • Spikes installed at 7 & 9th Frets
  • Deering Planetary Tuners
  • Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
  • High Gloss Finish

Pot:

  • Deering -06- Bell Bronze Tone Ring
  • Tenbrooks Style 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
  • Notched Tension Hoop
  • 11” Frosted Top Banjo Head
  • 24 Round Hooks with Hex Nuts
  • One Piece Cast Zinc Flange
  • Curved Round Hooks On Either Side Of the Neck
  • Nickel Plated Hardware
  • Deering True Tone Tailpiece
  • 11/16” Radiused Deering Smile™ Maple Ebony Bridge

Resonator:

  • Honey Stained Quilted Maple Resonator
  • Resonator Sides Are Specially Tapered On the Inside For Projection of Tone
  • High Gloss Finish
  • Resonator Back Is Accented With Ivoroid Trim

Dimensions:

  • Neck Width At the Nut 1 1/4”
  • Scale Length Nut To Bridge 26 1/4”
  • Resonator Diameter 13 7/8”
  • Overall Instrument Length 38”
  • Weight Approx. 11.8 lbs.

Comes with a Deering Hardshell Case

Lifetime Warranty

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Deering® Boston 6-String Acoustic/Electric Banjo

$2,819.00

Tuned like a guitar, guitar players can get up and go with this 6-string banjo. Our top selling 6-string banjo - now as an acoustic/electric model. This banjo is the preferred sound in country recording studios and in non-traditional bands. Taylor Swift uses this banjo on her Grammy award winning song "Mean". This banjo has big resonant bass notes that you don't find on a 5-string banjo, and also crisp highs for that beautiful banjo tone. Just plug it in and it's amplified with a great acoustic tone of the Kavanjo banjo pickup!

It has big resonant bass notes that you don't find on a 5-string banjo, and also crisp highs for that beautiful banjo tone and you can plug it in.

Neck:
Tropical American Mahogany
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Radiused Fingerboard
Seed & Vine Inlays,
Guitar Style Tuners
Adjustable Truss Rod
22 Pressed In Nickel-Silver Frets

Pot:
3/16" Durable Nickel Plated Steel Rim
24-Piece Butterfly Flange
24 flat hooks with 9/32" hex nuts
24 Bracket Shoes
11" Frosted Top Medium Crown Head with Kavanjo Banjo Pickup
Beveled Tension Hoop
Deering 6-string Tailpiece
Nickel Plated Hardware
Deering 6-String Tailpiece

Resonator:
Mahogany, with white binding
Trimmed in White
Straight Side Walls
Satin Finish

Tone:
Has the sweet sound of mahogany with less sustain for clear notes. Crisp highs and good bass response with less overtones than many banjos. Easy to play with clarity of note separation. Great for recording.

Tuned E,A,D,G,B,E for standard Guitar tuning, can also be tuned in other tunings


Strings recommended
Deering 6-String Banjo strings
Other gauges can be used, however to get the best
banjo tone it should have light or extra light guitar strings or electric guitar strings.
Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 ¾″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 ¼″
Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38 ½″

Warranty:
The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner
of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.

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Deering® Boston 5-String Banjo

$2,219.00

Uniquely Deering, The Boston banjo breaks with tradition and provides a professional quality sound at a lower price point by creating the drum from 3/16″ rolled steel which rings like a tone ring and upgrading the accuracy of tuning with guitar style tuners with a higher gear ratio. The uniquely Deering inlay pattern gives you visual beauty enhancing the great performance.  

Neck:
Mahogany - Now Available in Maple
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Seed and Vine Maple & Pearloid Inlays
Guitar style tuners - (Planetary Tuners available as an option)
Satin Finish

Pot:
Nickel Plated and Durable 3/16″ Steel Rim
True Tone Deering Tailpiece
11″ Medium Crown Banjo Head
Beveled Tension Hoop
24 Flat Hooks with 9/32″ Hex Nuts
24 Bracket Shoes
Butterfly 24 Piece Flange
Nickel Plated Hardware

Resonator:
Mahogany
Trimmed in White
Straight Sidewalls
Satin Finish

Tone:
Has the sweet sound of mahogany with less sustain than a maple or walnut banjo.
Crisp highs and good bass response with less overtones than many banjos.
Easy to play with clarity of note separation. Great for recording.

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″,
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38″
Weight Approx. 9.6 lbs

Available Left Handed, Tenor, Plectrum, open back or with planetary tuner upgrade

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case
Lifetime Warranty

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Deering® Boston 6-String Banjo

$2,469.00

The Boston 6 String banjo is tuned like a guitar so guitar players can instantly start playing this type of banjo. Uniquely Deering, the Boston banjo breaks with tradition and provides a professional quality sound at a lower price point by creating the rim from 3/16″ rolled steel which rings like a tone ring. Also, upgrading the accuracy of tuning by way of guitar tuners with a higher gear ratio than the traditional banjo tuners.. The uniquely Deering Inlay pattern gives you visual beauty enhancing the great performance.

This banjo is the preferred sound in country recording studios and in non-traditional bands like the Keith Urban Band. You can hear this banjo played on Keith Urban songs like "Someone Like You" and his Grammy award winning "Sweet Thing."

It has big resonant bass notes that you don't find on a 5-string banjo, and also crisp highs for that beautiful banjo tone.

Neck: 
Tropical American Mahogany
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Radiused Fingerboard
Seed & Vine Inlays
Guitar Style Tuners
Adjustable Truss Rod
22 Pressed In Nickel-Silver Frets

Pot: 
3/16" Durable Nickel Plated Steel Rim 
24-Piece Butterfly Flange
24 flat hooks with 9/32" hex nuts
24 Bracket Shoes  
11" Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
Beveled Tension Hoop 
Deering 6-String Tailpiece 
Nickel Plated Hardware
Deering 6-String Tailpiece

Resonator: 
Mahogany, with white binding
Trimmed in White
Straight Side Walls 
Satin Finish

Tone:
Has the sweet sound of mahogany with less sustain for clear notes. Crisp highs and good bass response with less overtones than many banjos. Easy to play with clarity of note separation. Great for recording. 

Tuned E,A,D,G,B,E for standard guitar tuning, can also be tuned in other tunings


Strings recommended Deering 6-String Banjo Strings

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Dimensions: 
Neck Width at the Nut 1 ¾″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 ¼″
Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38 ½″

Warranty: 
The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner 
of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.

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Deering Boston™ Long Neck

$2,699.00

Tuned in an E Chord, The Boston Long Neck is easier to sing with for deep voices. Made popular by Pete Seeger and the Kingston Trio the Long Neck banjo has a greater range for all styles of music. The Boston Long Neck is a very stable, good sounding banjo that travels well and isn't as heavy as other more expensive models. The innovative steel rim construction of the drum provides a clear, crisp banjo tone that rings like a bell, records well and plays easily. There are higher-end banjos out there that do have better, warmer sound, but they you won't get one for the cost of a Boston.

Neck:
Mahogany Neck
25 Nickel-Silver Frets
Slender, Fast, and Comfortable Deering Neck Shape
Guitar Style Tuners - (Planetary Tuners available as an option)

Pot:
Nickel Plated and durable 3/16" Steel Rim that rings like a Tone Ring
24 Round Hooks with 9/32" Hex Nuts
24 Bracket Shoes
Nickel Plated Hardware
Deering Truetone Tailpiece
Satin Finish
11" Medium Crown Head

Tone:
Has a clean and bright tone, easily heard in a band
Tuned: E, A, E, G#, B
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Dimensions:
25 Fret Boston Long Neck Banjo
Neck Width at the Nut 1 ¼″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 32 7/64″
Overall Instrument Length 43 1/2″

Warranty:
The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner
of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship

Coming soon!

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Deering Boston™ Plectrum

$2,219.00

For Traditional Jazz, or for guitar players, the Boston Plectrum is an easy instrument to play with a lighter weight than the higher end banjos, it's durable and has a good tone. The term Plectrum refers to the fact that it is usually played with a flat pick. It can be tuned for Jazz C,G,B,D or like the last 4 strings of a guitar D,G,B,E. The 22 fret Plectrum banjo is generally used as the melodic banjo in dixieland jazz music while the 19 fret Tenor banjo is strummed for rhythm. The innovative steel rim construction of the drum provides a clear, crisp banjo tone that rings like a bell, records well and plays easily.it rings like a bell. There are higher-end banjos out there that do have better, warmer sound, but they you won't get one for the cost of a Boston.

Neck: 
Mahogany Neck
22 Pressed In Nickel-Silver Frets
Slender, Fast and Comfortable Deering Neck Shape
Guitar Style Tuners
(Planetary Tuners available as an option)


Pot:
Nickel Plated and Durable 3/16" Steel Rim That Rings Like a Tone Ring
Butterfly 24-Piece Flange
24 Fat Hooks with 9/32" Hex Nuts
24 Bracket Shoes
Nickel Plated Hardware
Deering Truetone Tailpiece
11" Medium Crown Head

Resonator:

Mahogany 
White Binding 
Durable Satin Finish

Tone: 
Has a clean and bright tone, easily heard in a band
It can be tuned for Jazz C,G,B,D or like the last 4 strings of a guitar D,G,B,E
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well


Includes a Deering Hardshell Case


Dimensions:
22 Frets
Neck Width at the Nut 1 3/16″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 27″
Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38″
Weight Approx. 9.6lbs 

Lifetime Warranty: 

The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every 
owner of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship

Coming soon!

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Deering Boston™ 19-Fret Tenor Banjo

$2,219.00

A great recording tenor banjo with resonator for sound projection, the Boston 19 fret tenor works for dixieland jazz, traditional jazz, or any style you like to play. Tuned in fifths, C,G,D,A it is easily fingered by mandolin or violin players because the chord fingering is the same. This lighter weight Jazz banjo is easy to play and incredibly durable for years of enjoyment! The innovative steel rim construction of the drum provides a clear, crisp banjo tone that rings like a bell, records well and plays easily. There are higher-end banjos out there that do have better, warmer sound, but they you won't get one for the cost of a Boston.

Neck:
Mahogany
19 Nickel-Silver Pressed In Frets
Slender, Fast and Comfortable Deering Neck Shape
Pearl Dot & Leaf Inlays
Guitar Style Tuners
(Planetary Tuners available as an option)

Pot: 
Nickel Plated and Durable 3/16" Steel Rim That Rings Like a Tone Ring
Frosted Bottom 11" Medium Crown Head
Beveled Tension Hoop
Butterfly 24-Piece Flange
24 flat hooks with 9/32" Hex Nuts
Nickel Plated Hardware

Resonator:
Mahogany
White Binding
Durable Satin Finish

Tone:

Has a clean and bright tone, easily heard in a band.
Tuned: C,G,D,A for Dixieland or Traditional Jazz
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Dimensions:
19 Fret Tenor Boston Banjo: 
Neck Width at the Nut 1 3/16″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 23″
Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 35″

Lifetime Warranty:

The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.

Coming soon!

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Deering Sierra™ 17-Fret Tenor Banjo

$2,999.00

Irish Tenor banjos have the shorter 17 fret neck for a brighter, snappier sound. The Sierra 17-fret tenor has our professional -06- bronze tone ring and you get all the most important features that affect the tone and playability at an economical price.

Made of mahogany with a slim comfortable neck and ebony fingerboard, the Sierra banjo will give you hours of lasting pleasure because it is made right and it's easy to finger so with little effort you can enjoy playing this professional quality banjo.

Neck:

Mahogany or Maple
Natural Ebony fingerboard
17 Pressed in Nickel Silver Frets
Original Deering Designed Engraved Inlays
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Fully Adjustable truss rod
Deering Planetary banjo tuners
Durable Satin Finish


Pot:

Genuine Deering -06- Bell Bronze Tone Ring
Violin Grade Three ply Maple Rim
Brass Notched Tension Hoop
Standard 11″ Frosted Bottom Medium Crown Head
24 Round Hooks and ¼″ Hex Nuts
One Piece Cast Zinc Flange
Slender Shaped Armrest
Deering True Tone Tailpiece
Nickel Plated Hardware

Resonator:

Mahogany
Trimmed In White
Straight Internal Sidewalls
Durable Satin Finish

Includes a Traditional Hardshell Case

Tone:
Has the sweet sound of mahogany with less sustain than maple or walnut.
Professional quality tone. Easy to play with clarity of note separation.

Tuned:
C,G,D,A for standard tenor tuning
G,D,A,E for Irish music
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/8″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 21″
Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 32″
Weight Approx. 11 lbs

Warranty:
The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.

Coming soon!

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Deering Sierra™ 19-Fret Tenor Banjo

$2,999.00

"Well folks, it's like this,The Deering Sierra banjo, while being our least expensive completely professional 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 Baucum has an -06- tone ring that is just a few ounces lighter than thestandard -06- tone ring, and the Tenbrooks banjos have the Swiss Jens Kruger tone ring.

The G.D.L. has the exact same pot assembly as the Sierra, The Ivanhoe, except for cosmetic differences such as gold plating, has the exact same pot assembly as the Sierra.The Maple Blossom, the Deluxe, the Calico, the Black Diamond all have the exact same pot assembly as the Sierra.This means that the Sierra is truly a top professional banjo. PERIOD! When I first introduced the Sierra I kept the cost down by keeping the cosmetics simple. I put the money intothe 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 every day.

The Sierra has been tremendously successful. But it is no longer cosmetically simple. With the implementation ofnew technology I have been able to make the Sierra exquisitely beautiful without raising the price. I have beengreatly inspired by the art work of the old masters of the Boston banjo era from the turn of the last century. Withthis inspiration in my blood I have brought art to the Sierra that is usually reserved for banjos costing much, much more. And I have kept the cost down using state of the art technology.So now the Sierra is a truly professional master piece of both sound and art at a price that is within your reach. We sell more Sierras than any other model and that makes it our flagship banjo!"

Sincerely, Greg Deering

Neck:
Mahogany
Natural Ebony fingerboard
19 Pressed in Nickel Silver Frets
Original Deering Designed Engraved Inlays
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Fully Adjustable truss rod
Deering Planetary banjo tuners
Durable Satin Finish


Pot:

Genuine Deering -06- Bell Bronze Tone Ring
Violin Grade Three Ply Maple Rim
Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
Standard 11″ Frosted Bottom Medium Crown Head
24 Round Hooks and ¼″ Hex Nuts
One Piece Cast Zinc Flange
Slender Shaped Armrest
Deering True Tone tailpiece
Nickel plated Hardware

Resonator:

Mahogany
Trimmed in white
Straight internal sidewalls
Durable Satin Finish

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case


Tone:
Has the sweet sound of mahogany with less sustain than maple or walnut.
Professional quality tone. Easy to play with clarity of note separation.
Tuned:C,G,D,A for Dixieland Jazz or Traditional Jazz
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Dimensions:

Neck Width at the Nut 1 3/16″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 23″
Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 35″
Weight Approx. 11 lbs


Warranty:
The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.

Coming soon!

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Deering Sierra™ Openback 5-String Banjo

$2,569.00

Our most popular and affordable professional grade banjo now available as an openback. 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 our 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 Sierra is our flagship banjo, read what Greg Deering says in "More Details" below...

Neck:
Mahogany - Now Available in Maple and Walnut
Natural Ebony Fingerboard
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Original Deering Designed Engraved Inlays
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Fully Adjustable Truss Rod
Deering Planetary Banjo Tuners
Deering Geared 5th String Peg
Satin Finish

 

Pot: 

Deering -06- 20 Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring
Three-Ply Violin Grade  Maple Rim
True Tone Deering Tailpiece
Deering Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11″ Top Frosted Medium Crown Head
24 Round Hooks and ¼″ Hex Nuts
Tube Flange
Slender Shaped Armrest
Nickel Plated Hardware
Satin Finish
Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

 

Tone:
With the standard Mahogany, the Sierra has the sweet sound of mahogany with less sustain than maple or walnut. With optional Maple, at no extra cost, the Sierra has a brighter and crisper professional quality tone that is easy to play with clarity and good note separation.

Tuned:
g,D,G,B,D in standard tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Dimensions:

Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Overall Instrument Length 38″
Weight Approx. 11 lbs

 

Warranty:
The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship

Coming soon!

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Deering Sierra™ Plectrum banjo

$2,999.00

Well folks, it's like this,The Deering Sierra banjo, while being our least expensive completely professional 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 hasa Grenadillo wood tone ring, the Terry Baucum has an -06- tone ring that is just a few ounces lighter than thestandard -06- tone ring, and the Tenbrooks banjos have the Swiss Jens Kruger tone ring.

The G.D.L. has the exact same pot assembly as the Sierra, The Ivanhoe, except for cosmetic differences such as gold plating, has the exact same pot assembly as the Sierra.The Maple Blossom, the Deluxe, the Calico, the Black Diamond all have the exact same pot assembly as the Sierra.This means that the Sierra is truly a top professional banjo. PERIOD!

When I first introduced the 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 every day.

The Sierra has been tremendously successful. But it is no longer cosmetically simple. With the implementation ofnew technology I 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. Withthis inspiration in my blood I have brought art to the Sierra that is usually reserved for banjos costing much, much more. And I have kept the cost down using state of the art technology.So now the Sierra is a truly professional master piece of both sound and art at a price that is within your reach. We sell more Sierras than any other model and that makes it our flagship banjo!

Neck:
Mahogany
Natural Ebony fingerboard
Pearl dot position markers
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Fully Adjustable truss rod
Deering Planetary banjo tuners
Durable Satin Finish

Pot:

Genuine Deering -06- Bell Bronze Tone Ring
Violin Grade Three ply Maple Rim
Brass Notched Tension Hoop
Standard 11″ Frosted Bottom Medium Crown Head
24 Round Hooks and ¼″ Hex Nuts
One piece cast Zinc Flange
Slender Shaped Armrest
Deering True Tone tailpiece
Nickel plated Hardware

Resonator:

Mahogany
Trimmed in white
Straight Internal Sidewalls
Durable Satin Finish

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case


Tone:
Has the sweet sound of mahogany with less sustain than maple or walnut.
Professional quality tone. Easy to play with clarity of note separation.
Tuned:C,G,B,D for Dixieland Jazz or can be tuned D,G,B,E for guitar style tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Dimensions:

Neck Width at the Nut 1 3/16″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38″
Weight Approx. 11 lbs


Warranty:
The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.

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Deering® Golden Wreath 5-String Banjo

$5,099.00

A mahogany prewar style bluegrass banjo with that J.D. Crowe sound, the Golden Wreath is a banjo made of higher quality materials and workmanship. The Deering -06- Bronze Tone Ring is unplated to enhance the resonance and create a mahogany bluegrass banjo with all the power and punch needed for stage performance.

The Golden Wreath is a traditional design of the classic banjos made in the 1930's. The Golden Wreath features a fuller mahogany neck and a deeper resonator with high gloss finish, a unplated bell bronze Deering-06- 20-hole tone ring, the hard, dense, colorful, exotic, and, naturally beautiful ebony fingerboard and peghead.

Neck: 
Mahogany
Traditional fuller Neck Shape
Ebony fingerboard
Bone Nut
Deering Planetary banjo tuners
Deering Gearted 5th String Tuner
Ivoroid Binding with Black/White Trim
Wreath Inlay Pattern in Mother of Pearl
Traditional Fifth String Nut
22 Glued in Nickel Silver Frets 

Pot:
Unplated Deering -06- 20-Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring
Violin Grade Maple 3-Ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Deering Notched Brass Tension Hoop
11" Frosted Top Medium Crown Head
Nickel Plated Traditional Style Zinc Flange
Deering Truetone Tailpiece
Nickel Plated Hardware

Resonator:
Deep resonator of  Mahogany
Ivoroid Binding with Black/White Trim
Two Concentric Black/White Rings Adorn the Back of the Resonator
Resonator Sides are Specially Tapered
High Gloss Finish

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Tone: 

The Golden Series Banjos have a larger air chamber than the other Deering models which gives the banjos a more resonant hollow sound with deeper bass response for a traditional bluegrass sound. 


Tuned:g,D,G,B,D in standard tuning,
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38"
Instrument Weight 11lbs

Lifetime Warranty: 
The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.

More Details →
New!

Tony Trischka Golden Clipper Banjo

$15,999.00

“I knew I wanted a radiused fingerboard. Having tried Noam Pikelny’s banjo with 24 frets (an extra two frets coming out over the fingerboard), I requested the same. I had always desired a resonator made of quilted maple... and with the addition of gold plating, a beautifully engraved black nickel stretcher band, Pāua Shell abalone binding on the neck and resonator, spectacular art nouveau inlays made of DichroLam... my dream banjo has now became a reality.” - Tony Trischka

Neck:

  • Mahogany
  • Ivoroid Binding with Pua Shell Purfling
  • Tony Trischka Designed DiChrome Inlays
  • Radiused Grade A Ebony Fingerboard
  • Extended Fingerboard
  • Deering D Shape Neck
  • Kruger Peghead Shape
  • 24 Glued In Nickel Silver Frets
  • Adjustable Truss Rod
  • Bone Nut
  • Spikes installed at 7 & 9th Frets
  • Gold Plated Deering Planetary Tuners
  • Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
  • High Gloss Finish

Pot:

  • Deering -06- Bell Bronze Tone Ring
  • Tenbrooks Style 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
  • Black Nickel Plated & Hand Engraved Notched Tension Hoop
  • 11” Frosted Top Banjo Head
  • 24 Round Hooks with .” Hex Nuts
  • Curved Round Hooks On Either Side Of the Neck
  • 24K Gold Plated Hardware
  • Deering True Tone Tailpiece
  • 11/16” Radiused Deering Maple Ebony Bridge

Resonator:

  • Honey Stained Quilted Maple Resonator
  • Resonator Sides Are Specially Tapered On the Inside For Projection of Tone
  • High Gloss Finish
  • Resonator Back Is Accented With Ivoroid Trim

Dimensions:

  • Neck Width At the Nut 1 1/4”
  • Scale Length Nut To Bridge 26 1/4”
  • Resonator Diameter 13 7/8”
  • Overall Instrument Length 38”
  • Weight Approx. 11.8 lbs.

Comes with a Deering Hardshell Case

Lifetime Warranty

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Deering Tenbrooks Legacy™ Banjo

$8,059.00

Made of mahogany, the Legacy delivers a sweet, warm sound with an uninhibited musicality that effortlessly reaches the audience with a pure and balanced tone, amazingly pleasing to the ear and heralding a whole new musical realm for the world of banjo.The Legacy has a classical Art Deco feel to the inlay pattern, another Greg Deering original design.

The Legacy is a wonderful professional level banjo that is a racehorse for the performing musician and dedicated banjo enthusiast, an effortless and instantly versatile tool for boundless musical creativity. The comfortable neck is made for precise playing, and it features glued in frets for easy re-fretting for the artist who plays a lot.

The Legacy provides a limitless musical playing field, alive with clear and balanced tone from bass to treble on each and every fret. It's a pure pleasure to play.

Neck:
Natural Mahogany
Tenbrooks D Shaped Neck
High Gloss Finish
22 Nickel Silver Frets
Ebony Fingerboard
Bound with Ivoroid
Bone Nut
Adjustable Truss Rod
Spikes are Installed at 7 & 9th frets
Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
Super Smooth Deering Planetary Tuners

Pot:
Kruger Bronze Tone Ring
Precision Machined Tenbrooks Style 3-ply Violin Grade Maple Rim
Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11″ Medium Collar Frosted Top Head
24 Round Hooks with ¼″ Hex Nuts
Nickel plated Zinc Flange
Nickel Plated Hardware
Deering 11/16″ Maple Ebony Bridge
Deering Tailpiece
Deep Resonator Made of Mahogany
Tapered Internal Resonator Walls For Excellent Projection
Natural Mahogany
Highly Polished Finish
Tone: 
The vibrant and sweet, fully resonant tone with deep full bass and clear crisp highs. The banjo rings true throughout the whole range of the instrument with the sweet, warm tone of mahogany that carries loud and clear to the audience.

The ebony fingerboard and the nickel silver frets are polished to a high lustre to eliminate fret noise and provide a luxurious playing experience.

Tuned: 
G,D,G,B,D in standard tuning

Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38″
Warranty:

The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship

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Tenbrooks Legacy™ Banjo with -06- Tone Ring

$5,509.00

Made of mahogany, the Legacy delivers a sweet, warm sound with an uninhibited musicality that effortlessly reaches the audience with a pure and balanced tone, amazingly pleasing to the ear and heralding a whole new musical realm for the world of banjo.The Legacy has a classical Art Deco feel to the inlay pattern, another Greg Deering original design.

The Legacy is a wonderful professional level banjo that is a racehorse for the performing musician and dedicated banjo enthusiast, an effortless and instantly versatile tool for boundless musical creativity. The comfortable neck is made for precise playing, and it features glued in frets for easy re-fretting for the artist who plays a lot.

The Legacy provides a limitless musical playing field, alive with clear and balanced tone from bass to treble on each and every fret. It's a pure pleasure to play.

Neck:
Mahogany
Rich Dark Red Stain
Tenbrooks D Shaped Neck
22 Nickel-Silver Frets
Ebony Fingerboard
Ivoroid Binding
Bone Nut
Adjustable Truss-Rod
Spikes Are Installed at 7 & 9th frets
Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
Super Smooth Deering Planetary Tuners

 

Pot:
Deering -06- Tone Ring
Precision Machined Tenbrooks Style 3-ply Maple Rim
Brass Notched Tension Hoop
11″ Medium Collar Frosted Top Head
24 Round Hooks with ¼″ Hex Nuts
Nickel Plated Zinc Flange
Nickel Plated Hardware
Deering 11/16″ Maple Ebony Bridge
Deering Truetone Tailpiece
Deep Resonator Made Of Mahogany
Tapered Internal Resonator Walls For Excellent Projection
Stained a Deep Red Brown
Highly Polished Finish

 

Tone:
The vibrant and sweet, fully resonant tone with deep full bass and clear crisp highs. The banjo rings true throughout the whole range of the instrument with the sweet, warm tone of mahogany that carries loud and clear to the audience.

The ebony fingerboard and the nickel silver frets are polished to a high lustre to eliminate fret noise and provide a luxurious playing experience.

 

Tuned:
G,D,G,B,D in standard tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

 

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

 

Dimensions:
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 38″

 

Warranty:

The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship

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Vega® Senator 6-String Banjo

$2,749.00

Light weight and tuned like a guitar, for blues, rock, jazz, or any style you want to play, the Vega 6-string is a great sounding light weight openback banjo. It that plays beautifully and gives a rich warm banjo sound reminiscent of the 6-string banjos of the early 1900's but with a much better intonation and improved tone. It has clear and elegant banjo tone with bass notes that are full and round. It's a pure delight for the guitarist as an easy instrument that is similar in weight to a guitar, fingered the same as a guitar and is compatible as a second instrument for those special songs that come alive with the smile and sparkle of a banjo tone.

This open back Vega Senator 6-string banjo has the ease of playability that all Deering banjos are noted for, and the light weight desired by many banjo players without sacrificing sound quality and sustain.

Neck:
Maple
Slender Guitar Shaped Neck
Radiused Ebony Fingerboard and Nut
Guitar Style Tuners
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets 

Pot:
Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
Open Back 
Warm Brown Stained
Spun Brass Tone Ring
Beveled Tension Hoop
Shoe & Screw Bracket Assembly
24 Flat Hooks and 9/32″ Hex Nuts
11″ Medium Collar Reniassance Head
Deering Custom Made 6-String Tailpiece
Deering Compensated Maple/Ebony Bridge
Nickel Plated Hardware
Durable Satin Finish

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Tone:
Provides brightness, sparkle, sustain and ease in playing; bright yet warm tone with great bass notes from the wound guitar strings. A soothing tone that is a joy to listen to and play.

Tuned: 
E,A,D,G,B,E in standard guitar tuning
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Dimensions:

Neck Width at the Nut 1 3/4″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
Diameter 11″
Overall Instrument Length 37 1/2"
Weight Approx. 6 lbs 

Warranty:

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Deering Boston™ 17-Fret Tenor Banjo

$2,219.00

A great recording tenor banjo with resonator for sound projection, the Boston 17-fret tenor works for Irish, traditional jazz, or any style you like to play. Tuned in fifths, C,G,D,A it is easily fingered by mandolin or violin players because the chord fingering is the same. This lighter weight Irish banjo is easy to play and incredibly durable for years of enjoyment! The innovative steel rim construction of the drum provides a clear, crisp banjo tone that rings like a bell, records well and plays easily. There are higher-end banjos out there that do have better, warmer sound, but they you won't get one for the cost of a Boston.

Neck:
Mahogany
17 Nickel-Silver Pressed In Frets
Slender, Fast and Comfortable Deering Neck Shape
Pearl Dot & Leaf Inlays
Guitar Style Tuners,
(Planetary Tuners available as an option)

Pot: 
Nickel Plated and Durable 3/16" Steel Rim That Rings Like a Tone Ring
Frosted Bottom 11" Medium Crown Head
Beveled Tension Hoop
Butterfly 24-Piece Flange
24 flat hooks with 9/32" Hex Nuts
Nickel Plated Hardware

Resonator:
Mahogany
White Binding
Durable Satin Finish

Tone:

Has a clean and bright tone, easily heard in a band.
Tuned: C,G,D,A for Dixieland or Traditional Jazz
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.

Includes a Deering Hardshell Case

Dimensions:
19 Fret Tenor Boston Banjo: 
Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/8″
Scale Length Nut to Bridge 21″
Resonator Diameter 13 7/8″
Overall Instrument Length 35″

Lifetime Warranty:

The trust and pride we share in our product gives us the confidence to grant every owner of a Deering banjo a Lifetime Warranty ensuring the quality of our materials and workmanship.

Coming soon!

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