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Dean Backwoods 6 Banjo Natural 

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You'll love the 6- string Dean Backwoods 6 Banjo If you're a guitar player looking for that banjo sound. With its familiar guitar tuning, this hybrid...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      Standard guitar tuning makes it a great crossover instrument.

      You'll love the 6- string Dean Backwoods 6 Banjo If you're a guitar player looking for that banjo sound. With its familiar guitar tuning, this hybrid 6-string banjo requires no learning curve from guitarists. Fitted with an 11" Remo head, Grover tuners, 25" scale length, and 1-3/4" nut width, you'll be a-pickin' and a-grinnin' with the Dean Backwoods 6 Banjo in no time!

      Case sold separately.

      FEATURES
      • 6-string hybrid banjo
      • Guitar tuning makes it a great crossover instrument for guitarists
      • Grover tuners
      • 11" Remo head
      • 25" scale length

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      DeanBackwoods 6 Banjo
       
      4.0

      (based on 62 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (33)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (14)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (5)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (5)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (5)

      89%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good tone (5)
      • Well built / quality (5)
      • Consistent (4)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing (6)
        • Back-up (5)
        • Concerts (3)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (4), Professional musician (4)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        I LOVE THIS THING

        VERY NICE FIT AND FINISH.EXCEPT FOR SOME DEEP SCRATCHES ON THE RETAINING RING FOR THE RESONATER HEAD.NEEDS TO BE SET UP BUT NOT A PROBLEM.AFTER SETUP I STILL HAD SOME FRETS RINGING BUT DID SOME...Read complete review

        VERY NICE FIT AND FINISH.EXCEPT FOR SOME DEEP SCRATCHES ON THE RETAINING RING FOR THE RESONATER HEAD.NEEDS TO BE SET UP BUT NOT A PROBLEM.AFTER SETUP I STILL HAD SOME FRETS RINGING BUT DID SOME FRET WORK AND FIXED THE PROBLEM.PLAYS BRIGHT AND LOUD.MY ONLY COMPLAINT IS YOU CANT FIND REPLACEMENT BRIDGES ANYWHERE.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Shipping Problem

        The Banjo was purchased as a gift.

        I was disappointed when I recieved the product.
        When it arrived, it looked like the Banjo was sold to another person, returned and...Read complete review

        The Banjo was purchased as a gift.

        I was disappointed when I recieved the product.
        When it arrived, it looked like the Banjo was sold to another person, returned and resold to myself. The box had been opened, the hardware was not in the shipping bag and was bouncing around in the box. Some of the screws that hold the drum to the banjo were not fastened and were also boucing around the box.
        I called Musicians Friend the day I recieved the Banjo and spoke with Dale. He was very helpful.
        Dale explained the 45 day return deal that your company offers. I have not decided If I want to return the Banjo or keep it. My daughters instructor is currently checking out the unit.
        Needless to say, I am not satisfied with the condition I recieved the banjo. It should have been thoroughly inspected before being shipped.

        Reviewed by 62 customers

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        4.0

        Good for the price, consider the upgrade

        By Paul Race

        from Ohio

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Dean Backwoods 6 Banjo:

          I already reviewed this many months ago. It met my needs when I bought it, but the single-piece flange/pot construction keeps me from using it "backless," which I would like to do for some kinds of music. After buying this one, I learned that the black one with the pickup has a separate wooden pot, so I can take the back off that one without turning it into a deadly weapon. BTW, the humbucker pickup on the upgrade model isn't that important to me - I put an inexpensive piezo on this one and it works fine. Still I'm thinking about trading this one in on the upgrade model. If you're still shopping, you won't be disappointed with either banjo, but I would recommend considering the upgrade - it is a better banjo (not just cooler looking).

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          5.0

          They should call this a Ganjo

          By Tatermusic

          from Coastal Oregon

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Great Feel Tone Is Right
          • Strong

          Cons

          • Haven't Come Across Any N

          Best Uses

          • Back Porch Symphonies
          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Dean Backwoods 6 Banjo:

          Using drop-D tuning, it was easy to enhance Celtic, folk, and middle Eastern genres.
          Projects over electric instruments, although I am adding a pickup to run through processors..

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          decent

          By ep

          from new york, ny

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good For A Novie
          • Good For Novice
          • Pretty Good Tone
          • Price

          Cons

          • Tuning Is Inconsistent

          Best Uses

          • Quick Easy Banjo Sound

          Comments about Dean Backwoods 6 Banjo:

          very good as something to have around and use on occasion. If you want a 6 string banjo that you will use frequently, probably worth going up in price/quality

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          Guitar Player's Dream

          By Darrell

          from NC

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good looks
          • Good Tone
          • Grover Tuners
          • Well built

          Cons

          • Needs String Conversion
          • None at this price

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • For Home Recording
          • Practicing

          Comments about Dean Backwoods 6 Banjo:

          It sounded pretty good as soon as I tuned it up. Then I tightened the head some and put a .012 on the bass E and put a wound .022 on the A string-then WOW! I usually do a lot of bass runs on guitar using the fifth and sixth strings. Those runs are suprising on treble strings. It has been more fun than I have had in a while. And every guitar player that I have shown it to has been just giddy playing it. MF should offer a conversion string pack for the fifth and sixth string with LOOP ENDS. It was tricky getting the brass out of the loops. Still fun.

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          5.0

          I enjoy my six string banjo

          By Rick

          from Syracuse, NY

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Awesome
          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

          • I Have Nothing Bad To Say

          Best Uses

          • Just learning
          • Practicing

          Comments about Dean Backwoods 6 Banjo:

          July 2012 I started to look for a guitar or banjo. By Aug. I sent out a request to my family ( my wife and my 3 grown children).

          I wanted a six string banjo for Christmas. That was the only item I wanted.

          They all kept a secret. My wife kept asking me if wanted anything else. I said, NO. She mention to me what happens there is nothing under tree for you. So I made a small list.

          Since Jan. 2013 I have been Practicing. I am 64 retired and watch my granddaughter. I have a lot of time to learn.

          I know the basic cords and can pick.

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Very disappointed

          By Pete

          from Johnstown, NY

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Had To Send Back
            • Not Consistent
            • Poor Tone Quality
            • Would Not Hold Tune

            Best Uses

              Comments about Dean Backwoods 6 Banjo:

              Got this as a surprise from my wife and was very excited about it at first glance. Had difficulty with it staying in tune even with my tuner. Brought it to a friend who has exact one also and he said the same thing. He has trouble keeping is in tune also.

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Shipping Problem

              By Tom

              from Wilkes Barre Pa

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Gift

              Cons

              • Undecided

              Best Uses

                Comments about Dean Backwoods 6 Banjo:

                The Banjo was purchased as a gift.

                I was disappointed when I recieved the product.
                When it arrived, it looked like the Banjo was sold to another person, returned and resold to myself. The box had been opened, the hardware was not in the shipping bag and was bouncing around in the box. Some of the screws that hold the drum to the banjo were not fastened and were also boucing around the box.
                I called Musicians Friend the day I recieved the Banjo and spoke with Dale. He was very helpful.
                Dale explained the 45 day return deal that your company offers. I have not decided If I want to return the Banjo or keep it. My daughters instructor is currently checking out the unit.
                Needless to say, I am not satisfied with the condition I recieved the banjo. It should have been thoroughly inspected before being shipped.

                Comment on this review

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I LOVE THIS THING

                By GLIXXON

                from HUNTINGTON WV

                About Me Professional Musician

                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • Strong

                Cons

                • Cannot Find Replacement B

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Great Stage Presence
                • Practicing

                Comments about Dean Backwoods 6 Banjo:

                VERY NICE FIT AND FINISH.EXCEPT FOR SOME DEEP SCRATCHES ON THE RETAINING RING FOR THE RESONATER HEAD.NEEDS TO BE SET UP BUT NOT A PROBLEM.AFTER SETUP I STILL HAD SOME FRETS RINGING BUT DID SOME FRET WORK AND FIXED THE PROBLEM.PLAYS BRIGHT AND LOUD.MY ONLY COMPLAINT IS YOU CANT FIND REPLACEMENT BRIDGES ANYWHERE.

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Dean 6 String Banjo

                By chipjent

                from Blue Bell PA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Dean Backwoods 6 Banjo:

                    Fun to play and nice cross over from guitar!

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    It's a pretty cool banjo.

                    By CzYfOx

                    from Perry Georgia.

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • A lot of fun to play
                    • Consistent
                    • Good value for the price
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                    • A "lot" of set up needed
                    • Poor Tone Quality

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Dean Backwoods 6 Banjo:

                    I have had this banjo a couple of days and am still figuring it out. It is a lot of fun to play but is seriously lacking in tone. I have a Deering Good Time 5 string that is wood and has no resonator that is more clear and louder then the Dean. I have spent some time trying to get the string action lower and went a little to far. I will fix that today. Setup was fairly easy and I got the intonation spot on. I found a lot of resources on line to help in the set up. I wish Dean would take the time to set up the thing before they ship it. I guess it would cost more if they did that. Go ahead and buy it. It's a hoot to play one.

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