Gretsch G9400 Broadkaster Deluxe 5-string

5-string Resonator Back Banjo with Mahogany Resonator, Maple Rim, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fretboard - Gloss Natural
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$659.00
Sweetwater Savings: $440.00 MSRP: $1,099.00
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Gretsch G9400 Broadkaster Deluxe 5-string
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A Bluegrass Banjo You Can Afford!

Add volume and punch to your sound with the Gretsch G9400 Broadkaster Deluxe 5-string resonator banjo! Not all banjos are built the same. Banjos that sport resonator backs will give you more volume and a brighter sound. These banjo characteristics are usually associated with bluegrass music. You'll love the tone of the maple rim with a mahogany neck and resonator on the G9400 Broadkaster Deluxe. The resonator features a deluxe flower inlay. The easy playing neck is comfortable and stable. Geared tuners ensure stability for all tunings. A Remo coated head provides great response and plucky sound. Get into the world of banjo with the Gretsch G9400 Broadkaster Deluxe!

Gretsch G9400 Broadkaster Deluxe 5-string Resonator Banjo at a Glance:
  • Traditional banjo styling and tone
  • Get that classic bluegrass sound with a resonator-backed banjo
  • This traditional acoustic instrument celebrates Gretsch's roots in American music
Traditional banjo styling and tone

Gretsch started building banjos over 120 years ago. Needless to say, they know a thing or two about making them. The Gretsch G9400 Broadkaster Deluxe resonator banjo brings that extensive knowledge together with modern production techniques to build a great banjo. You'll love the resonator-backed tones, vintage looks, and the great feel of a classic 5-string resonator banjo. The G9400 Deluxe features a beautiful flower inlay on the resonator and large snowflake inlays on the fretboard.

Get that classic bluegrass sound with a resonator-backed banjo

When you want that traditional bluegrass banjo sound, you need a banjo with a resonator. The mahogany resonator on the Gretsch G9400 Broadkaster Deluxe gives you a brighter tone usually associated with bluegrass. A 3-ply maple rim gives your tone punch and sass. Reach your audience better with the increased volume and projection from this resonator backed banjo.

This traditional acoustic instrument celebrates Gretsch's roots in American music

Part of their Roots collection, the Gretsch G9400 Broadkaster Deluxe resonator banjo gives you a chance to own one of Gretsch's earliest instruments. Everyone knows Gretsch electric guitars and drums, but did you know that they got their start 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 G9400 Broadkaster Deluxe, you're holding more than a great banjo, you're holding a piece of American music history.

Gretsch G9400 Broadkaster Deluxe 5-string Resonator Banjo Features:
  • Great-playing and affordable resonator banjo
  • Mahogany neck and resonator provide classic banjo tones
  • Maple rim provided detail and punch to your tone
  • Perfect for bluegrass and folk music
  • Mahogany Resonator with deluxe inlay
  • Coated Remo banjo head
  • Geared 5th-string tuner for tuning accuracy
Get big banjo tones with the Gretsch G9400 Broadkaster Deluxe 5-string resonator banjo!

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A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

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Tech Specs

Body Style Resonator
Number of Strings 5
Color Natural
Finish Gloss
Body Material 3-ply Maple Rim
Top Material Remo Head
Neck Material Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Large Snowflake
Nut Width 1.1875"
Scale Length 26.375"
Hardware Chrome
Strings D'Addario J61, Nickel, (.010-.023 Gauges)
Manufacturer Part Number 2719010521

Customer Reviews

2.5/5
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4/5

For the price and being MIC, pretty good!

I guess that with banjo becoming a "cooler" and sought after instrument now a days, it's hard to find something below $500 that's worth it (even for beginners like me). After a couple tries with different brands (some even manufactured here in USA), the Gretsch held its own with an overall great sound and playability. As always, people in Sweetwater were more than great to me with some issues I had. Definitely a keeper for demo sessions and/or country/pop-rock banjo adds on a song.
Music background: Pro Musician, Producer
1/5

Save your money and buy something else

Sweetwater is hands down the greatest music company to buy from. This review has nothing to do with the consistent 5 star service I've received on every purchase from SW. Now the Gretsch G9400 banjo, that's another story... wish I could give this item zero stars but that's not an option. For a banjo in this price range to come in a box with the bridge uninstalled is a serious disappointment. I expect that from a $200 banjo, but not after shelling out this kind of money. I don't mind some minor intonation adjustments but this thing needs a full setup right out of the box. The fit and finish was sub par and should not have passed QC, even for MIC. My advice is to avoid this banjo and buy a Washburn from your Sweetwater Rep.
Music background: Sometimes I play for money, othertimes for beer
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