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Deering Sierra 17-Fret Tenor Banjo  

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Artisan-level features on a mid-priced professional instrument.

The Sierra 19 fret tenor is the preffered choice of many jazz players and some Irish players. While being Deering's least expensive professional banjo, the Sierra has become the flagship of the line.

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 the entire Deering line, all the way up to the Gabriella, with just a few exceptions; 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 the standard -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.

When Deering first introduced the Sierra they kept the cost down by keeping the cosmetics simple. The Sierra has been tremendously successful, but it is no longer cosmetically simple. With the implementation of new technology, Deering has been able to make the Sierra exquisitely beautiful without raising the price. Inspired by the art work of the old masters of the Boston banjo era from the turn of the last century, Deering has brought an artistic sensibility to the Sierra that is usually reserved for banjos costing much more.

FEATURES
  • Select woods and beautiful cosmetics
  • Plays and sounds fantastic
  • Great for many applications
  • Hardshell case included

Order today and join the Sierra club.

 

Sierra 17-Fret Tenor Banjo Specifications:

  • 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 11³ Frosted Bottom Medium Crown Head
  • 24 Round Hooks and ¼³ 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 1/8³
  • Scale Length Nut to Bridge 21³
  • Resonator diameter 13 7/8³
  • Overall Instrument Length 32³
  • 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.
  • 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 11³ Frosted Bottom Medium Crown Head
  • 24 Round Hooks and ¼³ 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 3/16³
  • Scale Length Nut to Bridge 23³
  • Resonator diameter 13 7/8³
  • Overall Instrument Length 35³
  • 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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