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Gretsch Guitars G9410 Broadkaster Special Banjo   

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With a sparkling good-time sound and feel the Gretsch G9410 Broadkaster Special Banjo displays solid modern craftsmanship while authentically evoking...Click To Read More About This Product

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A traditional instrument with improved volume and tone.

With a sparkling good-time sound and feel the Gretsch G9410 Broadkaster Special Banjo displays solid modern craftsmanship while authentically evoking the company's innovative banjo models of the early 20th century. It has a mahogany rim and features a Bluegrass resonator to help increase the volume when soloing in a group. The mahogany neck has a rosewood fingerboard with cross inlays for beauty and precise fingering. This Broadkaster Special Banjo is a splendid Southern surfeit of outstanding sound, performance and value for established artist, seasoned player and eager student alike.

Gretsch is proud to take players on a musical journey through nearly a century of great Gretsch history by introducing its Roots Collection of acoustic instruments. This exciting family of banjos, mandolins, resonator guitars, ukuleles and Rancher acoustic guitars feature classically authentic Gretsch designs that transport players to a bygone era well before the company made its acclaimed 1950s entry into the electric guitar world.

FEATURES
  • Resonator "Bluegrass"
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Mahogany rim

Enjoy beauty and tone from a respected stringed instrument maker. Order today.

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Gretsch GuitarsG9410 Broadkaster Special Banjo
 
3.5

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (9)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

An excellent, heavy, bell-toned 5-string banjo

This is one solid banjo. On picking it up, you immediately feel the quality in the weight - much more than the inexpensive student models, and close to an old Gibson with maple...Read complete review

This is one solid banjo. On picking it up, you immediately feel the quality in the weight - much more than the inexpensive student models, and close to an old Gibson with maple rims and cast bellbrass tone ring. The difference is the relatively thick mahogany rim and rolled brass tone ring - as well as better machined metal parts all around. Great tuners, brackets, tailpiece, and all. And a nice barking resonator for bluegrass and jazz. I like the tone of the mahogany rim, neck and resonator - it gives a slightly more midrange and baritone sound to the standard tuning. It helps to separate the notes of complex chords in jazz and gives a more midrange bark in bluegrass. Mine came with the black and white pearl headstock veneer and that older Gretsch charm on a made-in-China banjo. Happy pickin'!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Returned it.

Poor construction.

Poor construction.

Reviewed by 11 customers

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4.0

Great Banjo . . . .But

By Big dog

from Columbus, OH

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Needs professional setup

Best Uses

  • Great entry to mid level instrument

Comments about Gretsch Guitars G9410 Broadkaster Special Banjo:

There is no way that this can be played right out of the box. Shipped without the bridge and neck needs significant adjustment. I knew this from other reviewes and took it to a professional for set up. Once complete it is a very impressive instrument. The technition was very impressed with the quality and sound when weighing the price point.

 
5.0

Great Deal on a Gretsch

By Phrango

from Nashville, TN

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G9410 Broadkaster Special Banjo:

    Well built banjo at a great price!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Was pretty nice right up until the neck cracked

    By EarlR

    from VA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Breaks Easy

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G9410 Broadkaster Special Banjo:

    Bought this for my girlfriend who always wanted to learn to play banjo. I'm not a banjo player, but have played guitar and bass for 30+ years semi-professionally. Initially was very pleased with the fit and finish, the neck was straight, action was reasonable (comparable to a good acoustic guitar), and I was able to set up the bridge and tune it with no trouble. After a couple of weeks I picked up the banjo to check the tuning and noticed the neck had cracked along the grain, starting at the nut running down the neck about 3"-4" on both sides. Called Musicians Friend and of course their service was great, they offered to send a replacement or simply take it back. I chose to not take the chance on the same brand, returned this banjo and have ordered a Recording King to replace it. It may just be a fluke but I've never had a neck crack on maybe two dozen guitars and basses that I've owned over the years, including everything from cheap Yamahas & Squiers all the way up to American-made Fenders.

     
    4.0

    Loving It

    By Dunc

    from Seattle, WA. (Federal Way)

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • I play guitar and a little piano my first Banjo.
    • setup went great stays in tune will know more
    • Strong

    Cons

    • should have some documentation

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G9410 Broadkaster Special Banjo:

    Need to learn the Banjo. Book would have helped

     
    3.0

    About what I expected

    By Kellen

    from Tulsa, OK

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Not as Pictured

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G9410 Broadkaster Special Banjo:

    Everything is solid with this banjo and I'm super happy with it as it was a Stupid Deal of the Day on MF. My only complaint is that the image of the banjo had a beautiful wooden floral inlay on the back of the resonator that wasn't a part of the actual banjo that I received. Pretty big let-down. Seems to play well though and will work for me as a learner banjo.

     
    5.0

    Great tone, materials and finish for an incredible price

    By Novice picker

    from atl

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Practicing

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G9410 Broadkaster Special Banjo:

      Great bluegrass sound, right outta the box. With a little tweaking and upgrade in string selection, this is a keeper.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Returned it.

      By Eshore Music

      from Chestertown, MD

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G9410 Broadkaster Special Banjo:

      Poor construction.

       
      1.0

      Received Without A Bridge!

      By NIck

      from Brooklyn

      About Me Experienced

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G9410 Broadkaster Special Banjo:

      Received with no bridge! I don't even have to comment on what that says about quality control. Now I have to return this thing, which is a huge hassle. Musician's Friend, seriously, a bridgeless banjo? Customer service was very helpful and I will cross my fingers for an exchange because this is a nice banjo (when it actually has a bridge).

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      An excellent, heavy, bell-toned 5-string banjo

      By professor chill

      from El Paso TX

      About Me Experienced

      Ask me a question

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Gretsch Guitars G9410 Broadkaster Special Banjo:

        This is one solid banjo. On picking it up, you immediately feel the quality in the weight - much more than the inexpensive student models, and close to an old Gibson with maple rims and cast bellbrass tone ring. The difference is the relatively thick mahogany rim and rolled brass tone ring - as well as better machined metal parts all around. Great tuners, brackets, tailpiece, and all. And a nice barking resonator for bluegrass and jazz. I like the tone of the mahogany rim, neck and resonator - it gives a slightly more midrange and baritone sound to the standard tuning. It helps to separate the notes of complex chords in jazz and gives a more midrange bark in bluegrass. Mine came with the black and white pearl headstock veneer and that older Gretsch charm on a made-in-China banjo. Happy pickin'!

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        An excellent, heavy, bell-toned 5-string banjo

        By professor chill

        from El Paso TX

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G9410 Broadkaster Special Banjo:

          This is one sold banjo. On picking it up, you immediately feel the quality in the weight - much more than the inexpensive student models, and close to an old Gibson with maple rims and bellbrass tone ring. The difference is in a relatively thick mahogany rim and rolled brass tone ring - as well as better machined metal parts all around. Great tuners, brackets, tailpiece, and all. And a nice barking resonator for bluegrass or jazz. I like the tone of the mahogany rim, neck and resonator - it give a slightly more midrange and baritone sound to the standard tuning. I helps to separate the notes of complex chords in jazz and give a little more midrange bark in bluegrass. Mine came with the black and white pearl headstock veneer and that older Gretsch charm on a made-in-China banjo. Happy pickin'!

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