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Deering Sierra Maple

Deering Sierra

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What an amazing banjo ...The Deering Sierra is the USA Deering Banjo CO. Flagship Model outselling all other Deering Banjos! The Maple Sierra here is Supplied complete with a Deering Deluxe hardshell case. Please see below for specification details.
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Buy your Deering Sierra Maple from Eagle Music Shop and receive our premier workshop setup at no extra cost.

Deering Sierra Specification:

Also Available in Mahogany

"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 art work 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 master piece 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!"

Greg Deering

Our most popular professional grade banjo for almost 30 years. 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.


  •     Maple
  •     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


  •     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

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

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

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

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

Price includes a Deering Deluxe Hard Shell Case


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

Each banjo we supply is individually set up in our on-site Banjo Specialist Workshop here at Eagle Music. Any Banjo purchased from Eagle will be fully SET UP, checked for intonation and playability and tuned ready for playing straight out of the box! 

Your Deering 'Sierra' Banjo will also be supplied with the following ...

  •     Deering Deluxe hardshell case
  •     Lifetime Guarantee card


Category 5 String Banjo
Playing Level Intermediate, Professional
Playing Style Bluegrass gDGBD
Banjo Pot Size 11 inch Pot
Body Type Resonator
Number of Frets 22
Tuning Pegs Rear Facing Planetry Pegs
Supplied with Case/Gig Bag Deluxe Hard Case
Manufacturers Warranty Lifetime
Delivery & Returns

  Royal Mail announce changes to Special Delivery and Customer Service Points.
In light of the recent advice given by the government regarding COVID-19, please be aware of the following announcement from Royal Mail advising of changes to their services.

Special Deliveries.

Due to increased absence levels, we’ve reviewed our timed guarantees for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9am and 1pm services and will make the following changes.

For items posted from Tuesday 31 March 2020 onwards, our guarantee delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 9.00am the next working day will change to by 12.00pm the next working day*. Our guaranteed delivery for Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1.00pm will change to by 9.00pm the next working day*.

We will endeavor to ensure that orders are speedily processed and despatched the same day if at all possible.

Ordered items requiring setting up in the workshop will be despatched within 1-2 days using DPD Local Next Day Delivery (next day being the day after it leaves Eagle Music Shop). On the day of delivery you will receive a text message with your hours delivery time slot

You will be informed immediately if there is a problem with any part of your order or if any item is 'out of stock'.

NB : Orders processed on a Saturday but will not leave us until the Monday as Royal Mail and DPD Local do not collect from us at the Weekend.

You can read our full deliveries policy here.

Should you not be entirely happy with your purchase, or you have ordered an incorrect item, Eagle Music is happy to refund your purchase (excluding postage) within 28 days providing the goods are in a fully resaleable condition (including the original undamaged packaging) and not featured within the Exclusion Policy. (Exclusions apply to selected products).

Please note the following exclusions:

DVD's and CD's cannot be returned unless they are faulty

Banjo heads cannot be returned once you have tried to fit them to your banjo

Harmonica's have a 7 day guarantee and can be returned within this time if they are found to be faulty

Goods must be returned to Eagle Music together with a covering letter and contact details so that the matter can be dealt with efficiently and promptly.

You can read our full returns policy here.


3 reviews for Deering Sierra Maple

Steve Davidson

by on 2020-01-14

Superb banjo with all the power and tone to play hard driving bluegrass. Would recommend to anyone moving on from a beginner banjo. This will last you for years.

Rated 5 out of 5

Simon Atkinson

by on 2018-12-02

A lovely professional quality banjo. Love the sound and it's flawless - put together perfectly.

Rated 5 out of 5

Vincent Banksy

by on 2015-05-11

The Deering Sierra is an excellent banjo. The build quality is outstanding produducing a clear tone with plenty of sustain. I would highly recommend the Sierra Maple.

Rated 5 out of 5

Rated 5 out of 5 based on 3 customer reviews

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