"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 of new technology I have been able to make the Sierra exquisitely beautiful without raising the price. I have been greatly inspired by the artwork 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. So now the Sierra is a truly professional masterpiece of both sound and art at a price that is in your reach. We sell more Sierras than any other model and that makes it our flagship banjo!"
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.
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
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
Trimmed In White
Straight Internal Sidewalls
Durable Satin Finish
Includes a Traditional Hardshell Case
Has the sweet sound of mahogany with less sustain than maple or walnut.
Professional quality tone. Easy to play with clarity of note separation.
C,G,D,A for standard tenor tuning
G,D,A,E for Irish music
Can easily be tuned in other tunings as well.
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
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.