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Gretsch Guitars G9460 Dixie 6-String Banjo   

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With a sparkling good-time sound and feel the Gretsch G9460 Dixie 6-String Banjo displays solid modern craftsmanship while authentically evoking the ...Read More

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      The additonal string adds depth and sustain while making it easy to pick up for guitarists.

      With a sparkling good-time sound and feel the Gretsch G9460 Dixie 6-String Banjo displays solid modern craftsmanship while authentically evoking the company's innovative banjo models of the early 20th century. Tuned like a regular guitar, it's a great crossover instrument for guitarists seeking that "Banjo" sound and also benefits from the 6th string with a deeper tone and longer sustain. It has a maple plywood rim and features a traditonal open-back "Claw-Hammer." The maple neck and fingerboard feature dot inlays for precise fingering. This Dixie 6-String 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.

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      FEATURES
      • 6String Model
      • Scale length: 25"
      • Hard Maple Neck & Fingerboard
      • Vintage Soft "V" Neck Shape
      • Aged Pearloid Position Markers
      • Aged Pearloid Headstock Face
      • Grover V98N Machine Heads
      • Maple Plywood Resonator
      • Maple Plywood Rim
      • 18 Brackets
      • 6String "NoKnot" Tailpiece
      • Fiber Skin Head
      • Armrest
      • Dual Coordinating Rods
      • Nickel Hardware
      • Semi-Gloss Antique Maple Stain Finish
      • Case sold separately

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

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      Gretsch GuitarsG9460 Dixie 6-String Banjo
       
      4.5

      (based on 4 reviews)

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      5.0

      Nice Banjitar with a few adjustments

      By Rickp

      from UK

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Gretsch Guitars G9460 Dixie 6-String Banjo:

        I am a fairly inexperienced guitar player and wanted an instrument for that "Banjo" sound when playing live on a couple of songs my daughter plays. Not wanting to learn to play another instrument, these Banjitars sounds like a good option. I did a lot of reading and this Gretch seemed to fit the bill. It arrived setup for me, which meant that I could get into it straight away. But the sound with the stock strings are awful. Most people who post online will tell you to replace these strings, do it. Dont even bother playing it until you do. When you get new strings, get a light set 09-35. It improves everything. What I also did was not fit the low E, but fit another light gauge high E in place. I had a few spares from another string set lying about with a loop end and used them. You may have to experiement but by replacing that one string has made a masisve difference in tone. I can even strum the thing and it sounds quite acceptable. This should work with any 6 string out there too, But overall this Gretch is a great little instrument. No its not a "proper Banjo" but I dont have the time or the talent to learn all over again. Hope that helps

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        4.0

        Beautiful Banjo!

        By Bud

        from Michigan

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Gretsch Guitars G9460 Dixie 6-String Banjo:

            I wanted to learn how to play the 6 string banjo. Other than heavier than expected, I love the sound!

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            5.0

            fun banjo to play

            By Halftime

            from va

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Gretsch Guitars G9460 Dixie 6-String Banjo:

              playing with friends

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              4.0

              Affordable Six-String Banjo

              By hobofoto

              from Upper Midwest USA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Tone
              • Strong

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Jam sessions

              Comments about Gretsch Guitars G9460 Dixie 6-String Banjo:

              The Gretsch Dixie 6 is a well made, affordable six-string guitar. I wouldn't use it every day, but it's great when you need to add a banjo sound to a track. It's really only a fingerpicker's instrument - strummers won't be happy with it and vice versa.

              The Dixie 6 ships with the bridge un-set and fairly slack strings. You'll need to install the bridge in the correct location (hint: measure from the nut to the 12th fret, duplicate that measurement to the head and raise the bridge at that spot).

              My only complaint is the no-knot tailpiece. Loop-end guitar strings are a little hard to find (they're available online - D'Addario makes 'em). I wish that Gretsch had come up with a decent ball-end tailpiece.

              Bottom line: yes, I'd recommend the Dixie 6 to guitarists who want to add the occasional banjo sound to their gigs and tracks.

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