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Deering Sierra 'Maple' Open Back

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  • Deering Sierra 'Maple' Open Back
  • £1,699.00
  • RRP £1,999.00
  • Save £300.00

USA hand built Deering Sierra 'Maple' 5-string Open Back banjo with Deering -06- 20 hole bell bronze tone ring. This model has exquisite Greg Deering styled intricate pearl inlaid ebony fingerboard. Vintage brown stained maple neck and rim.
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Buy your Deering Sierra 'Maple' Open Back from Eagle Music Shop and receive our premier workshop setup at no extra cost.

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

  • Master Dealer Custom Shop Setup
  • FREE Banjo service after your first two months (Please note: This offer only applies to Deering Banjos that are brought back to our onsite workshop …or returned for service with carriage paid by sender)
  • Deering Deluxe hardshell 'Open-Back' case
  • Banjo maintenance manual
  • Lifetime guarantee card  

The Deering 'Open Back' Sierra is one of the most  popular Deering model because it is very affordable and you get all the important banjo features that effect tone and playability. A world beating professional banjo.

This Sierra model has the New Deering -06-  20 hole bronze tone ring and new intricate pearl inlaid ebony fingerboard  ...But the price has remained the same, our best selling professional banjo has just got better!!!

Available in Maple or Mahogany

The new Sierra banjo ushers in a great opportunity to have a banjo with the ultimate brightness of maple or the sweetness of mahogany. Both banjos are constructed with the new Deering ’06 tone ring noted for a full, round, rich, dimensional bell bronze tone with great note distinction and sustain. With the maple Sierra you will find a dynamic brightness, sparkle, clarity of tone, increased sustain, and power that is the gold standard in the world of banjos. The mahogany version you will achieve equal clarity, good projection, and a sweetness and warmth of tone that is good for many styles of play.

The Sierra peghead inlay proudly bears the Deering name engraved in a banner that was one of the first inlays created by Greg Deering. From there the gentle flowing patterns emerge along the peghead and down the fingerboard; elegant double arches end in a trinity of  lush leaves, delicate tulips emerge from their crown-like joining, pointing down toward the swirls of circles, diamonds, and leaves whose images mirror each other throughout the remaining 22 frets of these 5-string banjos. The inlays of the Sierra are cut from an Italian made material glowing in a rich, lustrous, iridescent white with black engraving lines to highlight the detail of these traditional designs.

The Sierra is our most popular model because it is very affordable and you get all the most important features that affect the tone and playability. The Sierra neck is a slender, low profile neck that is shaped for easy comfortable fingering ideal for large and small hands. The ebony fingerboard is polished to a smooth surface making all left hand techniques a pure pleasure. The Deering fret work is super accurate and precise to ensure correct intonation over the entire fingerboard. The Adjustable dual truss rods provide accurate adjustment to maintain the best playability without buzzing. The tuning machines on all Deering banjos are Deering’s new Super Smooth Planetary Tuners. When you tune your banjo, these tuners will glide easily without any bumps or hesitation, putting the pitch of your strings exactly where you want them every time.

The Deering -06-Tone Ring produces a beautiful, balanced overtone spectrum. Its weight is ideal for most styles played on the banjo. A softer touch will provide you with as much sustain as you ever want, a sharper attack will produce a distinct pop and accurate note separation. You will notice no dead spots over the entire fingerboard. The beautiful highs and powerful well rounded bass is the result of intense study of alloys and shapes. We put this high calibre tone ring in even the highest priced models because we just love it.

The 3-ply violin maple rim is the same used in all Deering tone ring banjos. The maple rim is responsible for the color of tone to create a superior banjo sound. A register is precisely turned to house the tube retaining the tension hooks. Deerings’ unique design is extra strong adding lifetime durability. This strength is vital to keeping the head evenly tight to ensure purity in tone.

The mahogany neck is satin finished, precise and comfortable to play. The pot assembly is of the finest, 3-ply violin maple rim fitted with a Deering -06- 20 hole bronze tone-ring ...these features you will also find on the most expensive Deering banjos.


Category 5 String Banjo
Playing Level Intermediate, Professional
Playing Style Frailing / Clawhammer, Bluegrass gDGBD
Banjo Pot Size 11 inch Pot
Body Type Open back
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.


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