G9455 "Dixie Special" 5-String Open Back Banjo, Frailing Scoop, Rolled Brass Tone-Ring

Model: 2720040521

The middle child in the popular Gretsch® “Dixie” open-back banjo family, the all-new “Dixie Special” five-string banjo 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 and nickel-plated hardware.
Optional G2182 Dixie Banjo Gig Bag (#099-6483-000).


Model Name: G9455 "Dixie Special" 5-String Open Back Banjo, Frailing Scoop, Rolled Brass Tone-Ring
Model Number: 2720040521
Series: Gretsch® Roots™ Collection
MSRP: $799.00
Color: Amber


Body Shape: Banjo
Rosette: NA
Body Material: Maple Plywood
Body Finish: Amber Maple Matte Finish


Neck Material: Hard Maple
Neck Shape: Vintage Soft "U"
Scale Length: 26.4" (671 mm)
Number of Frets: 18
String Nut: Delrin®
Nut Width: 1.875" (47.6 mm)
Neck Finish: Amber Maple Matte Finish
Position Inlays: Pearloid


Bridge: Ebony-Tipped Maple
Tuning Machines: Geared Planetary
Orientation: Right-Hand
Pickguard: None


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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