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Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9470 Clarophone Banjo-Uke

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With a sparkling good-time sound and feel the Gretsch G9470 Clarophone Banjo-Uke displays solid modern craftsmanship while authentically evoking the ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Cute as a button and the perfect travelling companion for any banjo enthusiast.

With a sparkling good-time sound and feel the Gretsch G9470 Clarophone Banjo-Uke displays solid modern craftsmanship while authentically evoking the company's innovative banjo models of the early 20th century. Sized like a concert ukulele, the Clarophone Banjo-Uke, or banjolele, is the perfect travelling companion for the banjo enthusiast and is commonly tuned GCEA ("C Tuning") or ADF#B ("D Tuning"), with a re-entrant 4th string. It has a maple plywood rim and resonator for increased volume. The hard maple neck and fingerboard has pearloid position markers for precise fingering. This Clarophone Banjo-Uke 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
  • Concert size
  • Hard maple neck & fingerboard
  • Vintage soft "U" neck shape
  • Aged pearloid position markers
  • Maple plywood resonator
  • Maple plywood rim
  • 12 brakets
  • "No-knot" tailpiece
  • Fiber skin head
  • Nickel hardware
  • Semi-gloss antique maple stain finish

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

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Gretsch GuitarsRoot Series G9470 Clarophone Banjo-Uke
 
3.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Nice Sound...

By BadExample

from Denver

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Pros

  • Easy To Play
  • Good Scale Size
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Absolutely No Support
  • Gretsch Does Not Reply
  • Made In China

Best Uses

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9470 Clarophone Banjo-Uke:

    The only thing wrong with this Uke is that there is no owners manual. Gretsch doesn't reply to requests for information, and Musicians Friend tells you to take it to a Luthier. The uke neck was flat, causing the strings to hit frets lower on the neck. Once I tweaked the truss rod, something popped and it played great. I also tightened the head, absolutely no idea of how tight it should be, but it sounds better. The only complaint that I have is that normally instruments come with a manual that tells you how to adjust the instrument.

    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great quality, great sound

    By dino_j

    from Lynchburg, VA

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    Pros

    • Good Tone
    • Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9470 Clarophone Banjo-Uke:

      High quality instrument, sounds great! Would give it 5 stars, except there were no instructions on how to place the bridge. No instructions on Gretsch website, either, had to google to find information.

      Have really enjoyed the instrument so far.

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Update for previous review

      By BadExample

      from Denver

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Loud
      • Strong

      Cons

      • No Manual

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9470 Clarophone Banjo-Uke:

      I've had this uke for almost a year now, and it is very loud! I also put a low G string on in place of the standard high G, and it adds some bottom punch. (Aquila Red Series low G string).

      It is still guess work on keeping the head tightened. Although the fit and finish are not top notch, this is a really solid instrument. If you are looking for a banjo sound in an easy playing uke, pick this one up.

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