Is a Deering Sierra a good banjo?

The Deering Sierra 5-String banjo is Deering’s most popular professional grade banjo for over 20 years. This is the base model for which all of the Deering upperline resonator banjo models is based. It has been so popular for so long for a reason – it is a great banjo that will not explode your wallet.

How much does a Deering Sierra weigh?

. 11 lbs
Rim Diameter 11″ Overall Instrument Length 38″ Weight Approx. 11 lbs.

Are Deering banjos made in the USA?

All Deering banjos are made in Spring Valley, California, U.S.A.. This includes the Goodtime banjos, the Vega banjos, and all of our other series of banjos.

Who owns Deering Banjo?

Greg Deering
Deering Banjo Company

Type Private
Headquarters Spring Valley, California, USA
Area served Global
Key people Greg Deering, Janet Deering
Owner Greg and Janet Deering

How much does a Deering Goodtime banjo weigh?

4 pounds
The Deering Goodtime banjo produces a vibrant ringing tone from its natural finished violin grade maple rim. Easy to play! Durable and easy to maintain! At only 4 pounds, the weight makes it ideal for both children and adults to play and to travel with conveniently.

Why is a banjo so heavy?

The majority of the weight on a heavy banjo is from the metal hardware. Resonator banjos are usually heavier because they usually have a metal flange to attch themselves to. The biggest weight producer is from a banjo with a cast bronze tone ring. Quality bluegrass style banjos usually have this feature.

Where are Deering banjos manufactured?

Spring Valley
All of our banjos are made in Spring Valley, CA.

What kind of banjo does Steve Martin play?

Clawgrass banjos
This is a show piece banjo that is as stunning as the beautiful sound it creates. You can enjoy the tone of the Clawgrass banjos played by Steve Martin, Kevin Nealon and Mark Johnson in their many performances.

What does Deering mean?

together adj. cool, balanced, self-confident.

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