Gretsch G9455 Dixie Special 5-String Open-Back Banjo

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Gretsch is proud to release an all new and improved lineup of banjos, mandolins, resonators and guitars in the 2014 Roots Collection, the eclectic family of instruments that transports players to a bygone era.

The Gretsch G9455 Dixie 5 String Open Back Banjo is the middle child in the popular Gretsch “Dixie” open-back banjo family, the all-new “Dixie Special” five-string boasts features usually reserved for more expensive instruments. Fine features include a rolled brass tone ring and 24 tension brackets, 11” Remo Renaissance head, rock maple neck, rosewood fingerboard with frailing scoop and vintage-style B&D inlays, 26 3/8” scale, vintage-style “No Knot”-type tailpiece, 1 3/16” nut, geared die-cast machine heads, Vega-style armrest, nickel-plated hardware, and a beautiful amber maple matte finish.

  • Open-back banjo with maple plywood body
  • Rolled brass tone ring and 24 tension brackets
  • Vintage soft “U”-shaped 3-piece maple/walnut/maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with 18 frets
  • Vintage-style “No Knot”-type tailpiece
  • Maple matte finish

Model Name: G9455 "Dixie Special" 5-String Open-Back Banjo
Series: Roots Collection
Color / Part # : Amber / 272-0040-521
Body Material: Maple Plywood
Body Shape: Banjo
Body Finish: Amber Maple Matte Finish
Neck Shape: Vintage Soft "U"
Number of Frets: 18
Position Inlays: Vintage B&D
Fretboard: Rosewood
Neck Material: Hard Maple
Neck Finish: Amber Maple Matte Finish
Nut Width: 1.875" (47.6 mm)
Scale Length: 26.4" (671 mm)
Hardware Finish: Nickel-Plated
Bridge: Ebony-Tipped Maple
Tuning Machines: Geared Planetary
Strings: D'Addario® J61, Nickel, (.010-.023 Gauges)
Unique Features:  
Rolled brass tone ring; frailing scoop at 18th fret; 24 brackets; dual coordinator rods; vintage No-Knot style tailpiece; 11" REMO Renaissance head; vintage B&D fingerboard inlays; Vega-style armrest; geared 5th string tuner.


Warranty2 years
Number Of Strings6 string

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