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Dean BW5 Backwoods 5-String Banjo Gloss Natural 

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The 5-string Dean Backwoods BW5 Banjo offers traditional construction and materials such as a 25-5/16" scale mahogany neck, a mahogany rim, and a mah...Read More

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A traditionally styled 5-string banjo with a bright tone.

The 5-string Dean Backwoods BW5 Banjo offers traditional construction and materials such as a 25-5/16" scale mahogany neck, a mahogany rim, and a mahogany resonator. The 22-fret rosewood fingerboard has heart shaped position markers and the metal armrest is decoratively engraved. Planet banjo tuners keep all 5 strings in perfect tune.

Constructed with attention to detail the Dean Backwoods Series is a notably solid line of banjos with very appealing prices. Reminiscent of their forefathers from the 30's, the Backwoods banjos present a bright tone with a traditional look.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Traditional style 5-string banjo
  • Mahogany rim
  • Mahogany resonator
  • 25-5/16" scale
  • 1-3/16" nut
  • Planet tuners
  • Bolt-on mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Heart inlays
  • 22 frets
  • Floating rosewood bridge
  • Natural gloss finish

Order a highly decorative 5-string banjo at a great price!

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DeanBW5 Backwoods 5-String Banjo
 
5.0

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A great banjo

By New to Bluegrass

from Grapevine, TX

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Beautiful Mahogany
  • Great Tone
  • Nice Action
  • Well made

Cons

  • Poor Strap Holders

Best Uses

  • General Play
  • Learning To Play
  • Practicing

Comments about Dean BW5 Backwoods 5-String Banjo:

I have owned several fine guitars and this Dean Banjo compares favorably in quality. Overall, the workmanship is very nice with beautiful wood, a nice fretboard and great action. This is a very playable instrument. The only minor improvement I suggest is the strap holders which are thin wire and easily bend off their mounts. Instead of using them, I attach the strap to the pan with leather laces. The description is right about the bright sound. My instuctor, who's been playing many years, told me this was the nicest mid-range banjo he's ever seen. This is a great deal.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

First Class Instrument

By Norman Watson

from Broken Arrow, Ok

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Pros

  • Beautiful-solid Build -
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Dean BW5 Backwoods 5-String Banjo:

    This Dean BW5 Banjo meets all my expectations plus! It is well built, beautiful to look at and sounds like a banjo. Loud and clear! What else can you expect for such a reasonable price. My friends with very expensive banjo's are also impressed. I will proudly play and display it anywhere.

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    5.0

    Beautiful looking and even better sound!

    By Joe Burgess

    from Alamogordo, NM

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Tone
    • Solid
    • Strong
    • Workmanship

    Cons

    • Documentation

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Dean BW5 Backwoods 5-String Banjo:

    This banjo was beautiful. I do not belive there is another manufacturer out there that has all the features of this instrument at the price. Setup was fairly easy. I did have to tighten the pot, but the neck, nut and bridge required no adjustments for me. I had to use other sources than the included documentation to place the bridge and to adjust the tightness of the pot as the documentation that came with it was very generic.

    Once done, I tuned it up and started playing and was amazed at the brightness and sweetness as I moved up to the neck. It is naturaly loud and clean. I would have had to spend alot more to get a top brand banjo of this quality.

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