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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