Gretsch G9455 Dixie Special 5-String Open-Back 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 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.
Body Material: Maple Plywood
Body Shape: Banjo
Body Finish: Amber Maple Matte Finish
Neck Shape: Vintage Soft "U"
Number of Frets: 18
Position Inlays: Vintage B&D
Neck Material: Hard Maple
Neck Finish: Amber Maple Matte Finish
Nut Width: 1.875" (47.6 mm)
Scale Length: 26.4" (671 mm)
Hardware Finish: Nickel-Plated
Bridge: Ebony-Tipped Maple
Tuning Machines: Geared Planetary