The Gretsch G9451 "Dixie Deluxe" 5-string open-back banjo, brings the classic Gretsch "Dixie" 1950s design into the modern era with some new appointments included. Whether you're an amateur or a professional, the G9451 is a delightful open-back that offers peerless tonal quality and an unparalleled playing experience.
The sturdy 3-ply solid maple body - bound in sumptuous tortoiseshell -, gives an utterly reassuring feel to the G9451. The exquisite tone produced is in no small part thanks to the "Whyte Laydie" tone ring, which is partnered to the robust 11" Remo High Crown Renaissance head - both of which are commonly utilised in instruments that are often associated with a significantly higher price tag.
Lending itself excellently to the reassuring feel of the body, the rigid 3-piece maple/walnut/maple neck - shaped to the incredibly comfortable vintage soft "U" profile - and rosewood fretboard ensure a luxurious playing feel. Protection and further structural support is offered in the form of ivory neck binding - as well as completing the high-quality look of the G9451.
A thin coating of gloss urethane protects both the body and neck tonewoods from unwanted rubbing, scratches and damage, allowing the finish to remain in pristine condition for as long as possible and let the wood resonate unimpeded to produce a sound full of character.
Nickel-plated, geared planetary tuning machines maintain tuning integrity throughout each and every performance, allowing you to play with total confidence in the G9451.
Manufacturer Gretsch Model G9451 "Dixie Deluxe" 5-String Open Back Banjo Body Material 3-Ply Solid Maple Body Colour Amber Body Finish Gloss Urethane Body Shape Banjo Neck Material 3-Piece Maple/Walnut/Maple Fingerboard Material Rosewood No. of Frets 18 Position Inlays Vintage B&D Bridge Rosewood-Based "Rocking" Bar Bridge and Bigsby Tailpiece with CA Wire Arm Hardware Finish Nickel-Plated Tuners Geared Planetary Unique Features "Whyte Laydie" tone ring; frailing scoop at 18th fret; 24 brackets with notched hoop; vintage No-Knot tailpiece; 11" REMO High Crown Renaissance head; vintage B&D fingerboard inlays; Vega-style armrest; geared 5th string tuner
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