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Gretsch Guitars G9455 Dixie Special Banjo  

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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... Read More

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Overview

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.

Features
  • Body
  • Body Material: Maple Plywood
  • Body Shape: Banjo
  • Body Finish: Amber Maple Matte Finish
  • Neck
  • Neck Shape: Vintage Soft "U"
  • Number of Frets: 18
  • Position Inlays: Vintage B&D
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Material: Hard Maple
  • Neck Finish: Amber Maple Matte Finish
  • Nut Width: 1.875" (47.6 mm)
  • Scale Length: 26.4" (671 mm)
  • Hardware
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel-Plated
  • Bridge: Ebony-Tipped Maple
  • Tuning Machines: Geared Planetary
  • Miscellaneous
  • Strings: D'Addario J61, Nickel, (.010-.023 Gauges)
  • Unique Features: Rolled brass tone ring; frailing scoop at 18th fret; 24 brackets; dual coordinator rods; vintage No-Knot style tailpiece; 11" REMO Renaissance head; vintage B&D fingerboard inlays; Vega-style armrest; geared 5th string tuner.
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MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
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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Gretsch GuitarsG9455 Dixie Special Banjo
 
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3.0

Great banjo, except the one I got

By Eager Seeger

from San Bernardino

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Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

  • defective neck and tail piece.

Best Uses

  • Practicing

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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