Gretsch G9455 Dixie Special 5-String Open Back Banjo

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Product Ref: 42825

  • Gretsch Dixie Open Back Banjo
  • Rolled Brass Tone Ring
  • 11" Remo Renaissance Head
  • Rock Maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard

Gretsch G9455 Dixie Special 5-String Open Back Banjo

The Gretsch G9455 Dixie Special 5-String Open Back Banjo is a traditional style banjo from the Gretsch Roots Collection and provides a truly iconic feel and tone due to the high grade features often found on banjos succeeding this price range. The incorporation of a Remo 11” Renaissance head, maple neck, rosewood fretboard, rolled brass tone ring, 24 hard wearing tension brackets and a vintage style ‘no-knot’ tailpiece allows the Gretsch G9455 Dixie Special to sound just as good as it looks and excel beyond many other banjo’s in this price range.

Product Ref: 42825

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Utilizing solid and resonant maple plywood for the frame the Gretsch G9455 Dixie Special incorporates a carefully designed rolled brass tone ring complete with 24 tension brackets to delivers a well projected and medium sustain tone that can be altered using the brackets to adjust tension on the high quality 11 inch Remo Renaissance head.

Featuring a smooth maple neck, rosewood fingerboard with 18 extremely playable frets, nickel-plated geared machine heads and sleek amber matte finish the Gretsch G9455 Dixie Special combines excellent high quality craftman ship with meticulous design processes to create an attractive and high performance banjo that is truly a delight to play.


Body & Bridge

  • Series: Roots Collection
  • Body Style: Open Back Banjo
  • Body: Maple Plywood
  • Head: 11" REMO Renaissance
  • Body Finish: Amber Maple Matte
  • Bridge: Ebony-Tipped Maple

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck Shape: Vintage Soft 'U'
  • Number Of Frets: 18
  • Position Inlays: Vintage B & D
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Material: Hard Maple
  • Neck Finish: Amber Maple Matte
  • Nut Width: 1.875" (47.6mm)
  • Scale Length: 26.4" (671mm)


  • Tuning Machines: Geared Planetary
  • Finish: Nickel-Plated
  • Strings: D'Addario J61 Nickel
  • Tailpiece: No-Knot Style
  • Tension Brackets: 24