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Dean BW5 Backwoods 5-String Banjo Gloss Natural

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1273887988441
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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 mahogany resonator. The 22-fret rosewood fingerboard h... Click To Read More About This Product

Available 10-27-2017 You will not be charged until order ships. Email me when this is in stock.

Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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$4990.00
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Overview

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

Body
  • Body Style: Banjo
    Top Material: Remo Head
  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Top Contour: Flat Top
  • Binding: Celluloid
  • Guitar Finish: Natural
  • Dexterity: Right Handed
Neck
  • Neck Shape: C
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
Construction: Set Neck
  • Fretboard Material: Rosewood
  • Inlays: Pearl Flower
  • Scale Length: 25-5/16 in. (643 mm)
  • Frets: 22
  • Fretboard Radius: Flat
  • Nut: Polymer (Plastic) (OEM)
  • Nut Width: 1-3/16 in. (30.1 mm)
  • Truss Rod: Dual Action
  • Other
    • Number of Strings: 5
    • Hardware Color: Chrome
    • Bridge: Banjo Maple/Rosewood
    • Tuners: Die-Cast
    • Knobs: None
    • Strings: Olympia (.010-.24)
    • Country of Origin: China
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    MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
    5 year parts and labor warranty against defects.


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    DeanBW5 Backwoods 5-String Banjo
     
    5.0

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    5.0

    Beginning Banjo Player

    By angela runte

    from Edmonds, WA

    Comments about Dean BW5 Backwoods 5-String Banjo:

    I bought this banjo hoping to teach myself how to play. I was a little nervous ordering online as I there were little reviews on this particular style. However after waiting for almost a month for the banjo to arrive in the mail I couldn't be more excited. The banjo is absolutely breathtaking. The pictures do not do it justice. The body of the banjo is a very pretty silvery color and the floral engraving on the metal plate adds a beautiful detail. Overall the banjo is fairly easy to play and the tonal quality is great. I would highly recommend this banjo!

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    5.0

    Terrific Banjo

    By Keith

    from Raleigh, NC

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Practicing

      Comments about Dean BW5 Backwoods 5-String Banjo:

      Very nice construction, materials and finish. Compared vs Deering Goodtime 2 and Washburn + Gretsch and on paper this beats them all. Real mahogany (not maple) resonator back and very nice sound. In store demo also had me sold on Dean vs the other brands above. Been playing guitar 30+ years and just switching to banjo - this is the 1st Dean product I've purchased. Very happy with the purchase! Only minor disappointment was I was hoping to find a US-made instrument at this price point. FINAL NOTE: if you order on-line the banjo comes without the bridge installed (it's included, just not set up). I fiddled with it for an hour before i took it in to local GC and they set it up for free (a basic set up, nothing personalized). Kudos to Becca @ Raleigh GC for helping manage that process.

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