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Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9450 Dixie 5-String Banjo  5-String Banjo 

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With a sparkling good-time sound and feel the Gretsch G9450 Dixie 5-String Banjo displays solid modern craftsmanship while authentically evoking the ...Read More

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      A highly affordable banjo with traditional features and authentic tone.

      With a sparkling good-time sound and feel the Gretsch G9450 Dixie 5-String 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 traditional open-back "Claw-Hammer." The mahogany neck comes with a rosewood fingerboard and dot inlays for precise fingering. This Dixie 5-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.

      FEATURES
      • Open-back "Claw-Hammer"
      • Mahogany neck
      • Rosewood fingerboard
      • Mahogany rim

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

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      Gretsch GuitarsRoot Series G9450 Dixie 5-String Banjo
       
      4.0

      (based on 3 reviews)

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      3.0

      Nice banjo, Lightweight. Sounds decent

      By Dave

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Root Series G9450 Dixie 5-String Banjo:

      I got this banjo with the intent to have at my office, for casual stress releif. I have several other Mid-price range, Quality banjos's. This is a Lightweight instrument, It does have a slightly longer scale, Not bad.
      Set up is Not done. You will have to set the bridge, tighten the head, and Probably adjust the string action. It can all be done. just know how, or do the research. The string height was Way too high to play.
      After I set it up, it is good. Its fun to play, It looks decent, Dont expect too much. It is a low cost banjo, but it will fill the need for some players. Its not cost effective to do any upgrades, The tuners are low cost, they work fairly well. It is what it is. Over all Its pretty good.

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      5.0

      Great tone and quality

      By Jeff

      from St Johns, FL

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9450 Dixie 5-String Banjo:

        This is a solidly built banjo with great tone. Great value for someone who is interested in learning banjo. I got it to learn frailing/clawhammer style but it could also be used for bluegrass.

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        4.0

        Great "everything" banjo.

        By Woosley

        from Sweet Home, Or

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9450 Dixie 5-String Banjo:

          It was a great banjo to help me learn all walks of the instrument, and I always would be satisfied with my results. It didn't seem to lean towards any specific style, so it would be a great banjo for someone starting out. If you know your way around the banjo and you're looking for one to play both styles, and to enjoy different tuning. The Dixie seemed to play well all around.
          Sound:
          The Dixie, because it came open back I thought it would be most ideal for clawhammer. I didn't find anything to complain about with the sound I was receiving playing clawhammer, but it sounded just as well playing bluegrass style. In my opinion even without a resonator, the Dixie has a very well rounded tone to accommodate for one who favors both styles. This is why it would be a fantastic banjo for beginners who are still trying to discover their style/sound. In my opinion the banjo will get its best sound with nickel plated strings.
          Comfort:
          To me this banjo was very comfortable. It was not awkward to hold like others I've played before. It feels natural to play in any position. The head is standard size not like a minstrel banjo or mountain banjo, it feels proportional and comfortable. If you want to play the banjo in a band this would be a good fit because of its lightweight.
          Durability:
          So far the Dixie seems very durable. It is great to take when traveling, camping or a road trip, of course I would always recommend a case if doing so. I have played this banjo very frequently in many temperatures and weather conditions and have not yet had to adjust the truss rod. This might have something to do with the mahogany used for the neck of the banjo which seems pretty tough. The skin used for the head is from Remo, and I have always heard good reviews for Remo whether its for drums or banjos.
          Looks:
          It is a very standard looking banjo nothing super exciting. all the wood is matte and simple.
          Price:
          It is priced great, around 250 or under anywhere you find it.

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