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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.

Gretsch Guitars G9410 Broadkaster Special Banjo Features:

  • Resonator "Bluegrass"
    Mahogany neck
    Rosewood fingerboard
    Mahogany rim
    Coated head




Gretsch Guitars G9410 Broadkaster Special Banjo

Gretsch® Instrument Limited Lifetime Warranty FMIC warrants your Gretsch brand instrument to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, gig bags, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. This warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Gretsch Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. FMIC has established a network of independent Authorized Service Centers for warranty service. The Gretsch Dealer from whom you purchased your instrument may also be authorized for warranty service and should be the first point of contact when service of any kind is required for your Gretsch instrument. To receive warranty service, return the complete instrument to an Authorized Service Center, with your sales receipt as proof of purchase, during the applicable warranty period. Defective components that qualify for coverage under this warranty will be repaired or replaced (at FMIC's discretion) without charge. Remedies beyond normal service repair of any Gretsch instrument require both an evaluation and confirmation of the defect and a direct recommendation to FMIC from an Authorized Service Center for alternative considerations. All transportation, insurance and freight charges associated with warranty service and repairs on Gretsch instruments are the responsibility of the purchaser, as is any service initiated for the purpose of customizing setups or adjustments beyond factory specifications. Initial standard setup and adjustment of the instrument and its components at the time of purchase are considered normal Dealer product preparation, and are not covered by this warranty. See complete details at http://www.gretschguitars.com/resources/warranty.html

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  • Better than many higher-priced banjos

    As reviewed by Jim Sliff on 12/31/2012

    I needed a high-quality 5-string banjo for regular gigging; I'm a multi-instrumentalist, and sold off my Gibson RB250 Mastertone and an Iida Japanese Mastertone copy several years ago when I was having some hand problems. I needed the same general feel, volume and quality and expected to spend quite a bit more money (I'd tried the well-reviewed Recording King RK20, similar to the Gretsch 9410, and thought it was good but lacked a bit in volume and overall harmonics). My focus was really the higher-priced models with thick maple rims and cast bronze tone rings, mainly used Mastertones and similar types, although I was also checking out new imports - Recording King, Gold Tone, etc. - when I discovered the Gretsch Broadkaster 9400 (the model above this one, with Mastertone-like features). Due to a stroke of luck (semingly bad at first) I couldn't find one in stock locally...but did notice the G9410 was available. So I really ended up with it by accident, not intent - decided to play it for a few minutes just for the heck of it and was honestly surprised by the tone and volume - it's at least as loud as my IIda was, and has a hair more power than my 70's Gibson! The other surprise was the tone - very warm and round yet with great cutting power. The warmth was expected because of the relatively thin mahogany rim, but the volume/power was totally unexpected, and unlike any rolled-brass tone ring banjo I've ever played. It also has a great advantage over the Mastertone types - weight. Several pounds of it. It's far more comfortable to play with a strap for long periods. Some other features I personally like: the tasteful but not gaudy diamond inlay; a Waverly-style, fully-adjustable tailpiece for both tone adjustments and quick string changes; a triangular-wire strap link at the tailpiece end (always the most problematic attachment point - I wish more manufacturers would think of this); what seem to be well-machined, adjustable tension planetary tuners and geared 5th string tuner with precision control and no backlash; one-piece flange with 4 resonator bolts (dual types with both knurled edges for thumb/finger use and tops with #2 Phillips slots - another feature more manufacturers should implement) and a nicely-aged gloss finish on the mahogany and binding. It doesn't come with a case or gig bag, which is fine with me - I prefer selecting my own cases and rarely use (usually cheap) OEM cases/bags anyway. One other surprise, and it may have been pure luck: my banjo was perfectly set up with flawless fretwork right out of the box. I'm WAY too picky about setup - action, string-to-string distance, bridge height/position, intonation etc. and was annoyed (grin) that they left me nothing to fiddle with! Even the tailpiece was set at the optimum point for both tone and volume, something that usually takes an hour or so. My overall impression - if someone else was playing it I would guess it was a high-end, thick mahogany rim banjo with a high quality bell-bronze tone ring. To me it was an incredible bargain - I paid about 1/3-1/2 of what I expected to pay.

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  • Great Banjo

    As reviewed by Alex Long on 6/10/2013

    If you're looking for a great sounding banjo with some great features for a price that won't break the bank this is the banjo for you. I've had a really cheap banjo for a few years and I finally got where I was playing pretty regular. I noticed that if I wanted to go further in my playing I needed a new banjo. I went to a bunch of shops around where I live in SC and picked as many banjos as I could. I stayed basically between the 400-500 dollar range. My finals were between the cripple creeks by gold tone and the Gretsch. I chose the Gretsch because I liked the action of the banjo better. It also had some more higher end banjo features that the gold tones didn't. It sounds great and has awesome volume. The action is great and it has a beautiful finish. The only way this banjo could be improved is if it were made of maple. The sound would be just a slight bit happier, But I'm super satisfied with it and it sounds good enough for me. I would definitely would recommend this banjo for someone looking for a great banjo to pick and is on a budget.

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