This Banjo has a unique tone, that only comes from a Gretsch Die-cast metal shell/flange construction, prewar banjo. But it’s rare to see these banjos in anything other than tenor. This one is a rare, original 5 string configuration, and has a nice “Gretsch growl” (a term that some drummers use to describe Gretsch drums).
Wonderful, dark tone, with bell-like high notes. And with a bit of sustain that is reminiscent of a prewar Dobro guitar.
Growl, plus sustain, and ringing highs – only from a Gretsch prewar banjo.
Pearloid heastock overlay.
11 inch head.
26 inch scale length.
22-fret Brazilian rosewood fingerboard, with dot markers.
Walnut neck, and resonator.
Top tension head adjustment with 20 lugs.
Original calf skin head.