Deering Sierra 5 String Banjo in Maple with Hard Case When it comes to Banjos, no company does it better than Deering Banjo Company.  But where they really left their mark is with the design and production of their Sierra 5 String Banjo. The Sierra Banjo is made of maple and has a natural ebony fingerboard. Its slender neck shape makes it easy to play and its engraved inlays and pressed nickel silver frets makes it a banjo that blows away all other banjos.  The resonator itself is made of maple with a smooth white binding and satin finish and comes affixed with a bell bronze tone ring. The maple gives it a bright and crisper professional tone with amazing clarity and impeccable note separation.  Comes with a hardshell case.