The middle child in the popular Gretsch "Dixie" open-back banjo family, the all-new "Dixie Special" five-string boasts features usually reserved for more expensive instruments. Fine features include a... Click To Read More About This Product
The middle child in the popular Gretsch "Dixie" open-back banjo family, the all-new "Dixie Special" five-string boasts features usually reserved for more expensive instruments. Fine features include a rolled brass tone ring and 24 tension brackets, 11" Remo Renaissance head, rock maple neck, rosewood fingerboard with frailing scoop and vintage-style B&D inlays, 26-3/8" scale, vintage-style "No Knot"-type tailpiece, 1-3/16" nut, geared die-cast machine heads, Vega-style armrest, nickel-plated hardware, and a beautiful amber maple matte finish. Case sold separately.
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Comments about Gretsch Guitars G9455 Dixie Special Banjo:
I bought the Dixie Special as an upgrade from my Dixie. I was really impressed with my Gretsch Dixie, so I was sure the special would be great as well. Unfortunately, this particular banjo had some manufacturing issues. The nut was set too low, and the 4th string buzzed. The tail piece was off center so all the strings hung off the neck. Fortunately, I know a great banjo builder, and he was able to fix it. Now it sounds and plays great. I love the frailing scoop, although I wish it were slightly larger. The brass tone ring leaves a wonderful sustained mellow tone, but it could sound very bright with minor adjustments. Without the defects, great banjo.
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