Deering Sierra 5-String Banjo

5.00/5 - 6 reviews

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Sierra 5-String Deering Banjo

Available in Maple or Mahogany

See Ross Nickerson's Deering Sierra Banjo Videos, Maple Sierra and Mahogany Sierra.

The Deering Sierra 5-string Bluegrass Banjo has been the most popular Deering professional level banjo for almost 30 years.

We are proud to manufacture the Sierra as affordably as possible and still retain all of the high end 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. is an authorized dealer for all Deering Banjo Models and at the best prices. Call or email us anytime for a price quote or price match. Toll free - 1-866-322-6567

Deering Sierra in Maple and Mahogany - Ross Nickerson Videos owner Ross Nickerson playing on a brand new Deering Sierra Maple Banjo, Lonesome Reuben in D tuning and Turkey in the Straw in G tuning. Lonesome Reuben comes from the playing of Earl Scruggs and is sometimes just called Reuben or "Reuben's Train". Ross's version is based on the Earl Scruggs version and is played in the Scruggs Style with some twists of his own. Ross's version of Turkey in the Straw mixes Melodic Style Banjo and Scruggs Style Banjo Techniques.

This Deering Sierra is brand new and a good example of what they sound like right out of the box. Deerings are made with a sophisticated CNC machine and are all very consistent. Ross's business is an authorized dealer for all Deering Banjos. The Deering Sierra available in Maple or Mahogany. Call Ross and he will answer the phone! 1-866-322-6567.

Deering Sierra Banjo Demo - Maple - Ross Nickerson - Lonesome Reuben - D Tuning - Turkey in the Straw


Deering Sierra Banjo Demo - Mahogany- Ross Nickerson - Cumberland Gap

List of FREE Included with this Banjo

  • Professional Banjo Set Up Professional Banjo Set Up
  • Professional Banjo Set Up 5th String Capo Spikes Installed FREE
  • Free Deering Hard Shell Case Official Deering Hard Shell Case FREE
  • Best Beginner Banjo Five Ross Nickerson Banjo Instruction DVDs FREE
  • Free Banjo Lessons Online FREE LIFETIME PLATINUM Lesson Site Access
  • Free US Banjo Shipping Free US Banjo Shipping FREE
  • Free Deering Head Tightening Wrench Free Deering Head Tightening Wrench FREE
  • Wrench to Tighten Banjo Head on Deering Add a Deering Leather Strap that Fits Good Time or Artisan for $29
  • Banjo Shipping from US $30 Intl. AK, HI Shipping Credit
  • Best Banjo Prices and Beginner Banjos Price Matching or Questions 1-866-322-6567

FREE ITEMS don't add to our normal discount price which is the lowest price we are allowed to advertise by the Manufacturer. offers complete professional banjo set-up FREE We can also add custom options like 5th string capo spikes, bridge upgrades, zero glide nut, and other set up requests.

Comes with an official Deering Hard Case
Deering Hard Shell Banjo Case

Also FREE - Special Banjo Head Tightening T wrench
This wrench is sold separately by Deering for $10.95.
We are including it free at with any Deering Banjo.
Deering Banjo Head Tightening Wrench

Add this Deering Leather Banjo Strap that fits Artisan and Good Time banjo's for $29.The vast majority of leather straps do not fit behind the brackets of a Good Time or Artisan Banjo.

Leather Banjo Strap for Goodtime and Artisan Banjos

Call or email us anytime with questions or for our special prices. You can also make adjustments to the free items that come with each Deering Professional, Eagle, Golden Series, Artist Signature, Tenbrooks,, Private Collection Series or Custom Banjos. 1-866-322-6567 email us

Choice of Maple or Mahogany
The pre-selected wood choice for this model is Maple. If you prefer Mahogany for this model, please select the Mahogany option below before checking out.

Call us with questions or for unadvertised special prices anytime

10AM to 10PM at 1-866-322-6567 or contact-us


  • Deering Sierra - Maple
  • Deering Sierra - Mahogany
  • Deering Sierra - Maple with Hartford Stain

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Mahogany - Now Also Available in Maple
Natural Ebony Fingerboard
22 Pressed In Nickel Silver Frets
Original Deering Designed Engraved Inlays
Slender Deering Neck Shape
Fully Adjustable Two Way 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 this tropical wood with slightly less sustain than maple or walnut. With the optional Maple at no extra cost, the Sierra is also available with a brighter and more focused tone quality.

Comes with Deering Light Gauge Strings tuned to in standard G tuning (g,D,G,B,D)
Gauges: 10, 11, 13, 21W, 10

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

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

Oct 15, 2022
I appreciate that attention to detail.
Hi Ross, My Sierra arrived a couple days ago. It's in perfect condition and was packaged with care. I appreciate that attention to detail. It's an awesome banjo made extremely well and I couldn't be happier. It sounds terrific, better than I expected. The woodgrain on the resonator is beautiful and the neck is smooth and a pleasure to play. It was well worth the wait. Thank you for being adamant about getting the maple instead of the mahogany. I am thrilled. Thank you, Brad Tanhoff

Mar 6, 2021
Deering Sierra and banjo teacher CD's
Hello Ross, I received my Deering Maple Sierra banjo only a few days after ordering from you. Thank you for getting my new banjo to me so fast. This banjo looks and sounds great, and I am sure it will be played daily. The teaching CD's you sent will be very useful for me working on advancing my skills. I have started working with "Playing banjo by ear & learning the cords".

Nov 1, 2020
Exceeded all my expectations.
Ross, Received the Deering Sierra today. Exceeded all my expectations. Thank you for your time and patience. Truly remarkable to receive such care from you and your team. Best regards, Ron

Nov 24, 2019
Left handed Deering Sierra
Hi Ross,I got my banjo today. It is perfect. Thanks for your help!Lloyd

Sep 24, 2018
Beautiful Clear Sound
Hi Ross: Just wanted to let you know that the banjo arrived yesterday in 100% good shape. It has a beautiful clear sound... I’m sure it’s the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Now I just need to bring up my playing to the level it deserves. Thanks for all you did and the extra stuff, I’m just now listening to the jamming DVD.
That's a beautiful thing, to bring you closer to music and be part of something that makes your life more interesting and fun.Thanks for letting me know, it arrived safe. Don't forget to tighten the head a few times at least in the first few months, just keep it where it is now, push on it to get a feel for it. It doesn't take much to do that but if you don't do it, it will start sound lifeless and you will wonder why. Ross

Dec 8, 2016
Outstanding customer service
Hi Ross Thank you very much for contacting Deering and getting me bumped up. Outstanding customer service on your part!! I cant wait to get my hands on my Sierra, and continue to learn. Im sure it's gonna help me get better. Once again thank you for following up and getting the jo i've been anxiously waiting for. You truly care for banjo people, and thats why i will continue to do business with you! Sincerely,

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