Open-back Banjo Tone in a Beautiful Vintage-styled Instrument!
The middle child in the Gretsch "Dixie" family, the G9455 "Dixie Special" 5-string open-back banjo takes you back. Styled after the iconic 1950s "Dixie," this banjo gives you a mellow tone that's ideal for the clawhammer playing style. The G9455 doesn't have a resonator, giving it a surprisingly light weight. The solid maple rim and Remo Renaissance head give you a great woody tone. Geared tuners provide stable and accurate tuning, even with alternate tunings. When you want that open-back tone, the Gretsch G9455 "Dixie Special" is the perfect banjo. Got questions? Sweetwater Sales Engineers receive ongoing product training on nearly everything we sell. Give us a call, we'll be glad to help you out!
Gretsch G9455 "Dixie Special" 5-string Open-back Banjo at a Glance:
- Traditional banjo styling and tone
- Open-back banjo design for mellow tone
- Gretsch instruments represent a legacy in American music
Gretsch started building banjos over 120 years ago. Needless to say, they know a thing or two about making them. The Gretsch G9455 "Dixie Special" open-back banjo combines that extensive knowledge with modern production techniques to build a great banjo. You'll love the open-back tones, vintage looks, and the great feel of a classic 5-string open-back banjo.Open-back banjo design for mellow tone
Open-back banjos not only look different from their resonator-backed brothers, but they have a different sound and feel. The Gretsch G9455 "Dixie Special" open-back banjo has a mellow tone, great for old-time and clawhammer music styles. Resonator banjos can be quite heavy and bulky. If you're looking for a lighter model, the G9455 "Dixie Special" is a perfect choice.Gretsch instruments represent a legacy in American music
Part of their Roots collection, the Gretsch G9455 "Dixie Special" open-back banjo gives you a chance to own one of Gretsch's earliest instruments. Everyone knows Gretsch electric guitars and drums, but did you know they started in 1883 as a banjo company? It wasn't long before Gretsch was making mandolins, ukuleles, and eventually flat-top guitars, contributing to the very roots of American music. So when you pick up a Gretsch G9455 "Dixie Special", you're holding more than a great banjo, you're holding a piece of American music history.Gretsch G9455 "Dixie Special" 5-string Open-back Banjo Features:
- Open-back design provides a gorgeous, mellow banjo tone
- "Whyte Laydie" tone ring delivers clarity and projection
- Die-cast, geared Planetary tuning machines keep you in tune