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[NAMM] Gretsch Roots Collection mandolin & banjos

Gretsch expands its Roots Collection with two new banjos and one mandolin.

Legendary US-manufacturer Gretsch will be adding several models to its Roots Collection of mandolins and banjos during NAMM 2014

The acoustic-electric G9350 Park Avenue F-Mandolin has the following specs:

  • Arched solid spruce top with solid maple back and sides
  • Oval "F" soundhole
  • Maple vintage "V" shaped neck
  • Rosewood fretboard with 24 vintage-style frets (12 to body)
  • Scale length: 13.7"
  • Ebony bridge
  • Open-back geared tuning machines
  • Engraved tailpiece
  • Fishman M300 Nashville piezo-ceramic pickup
  • Antique semi-gloss Vintage Sunburst finish


The specs of the G9480 “Laydie Belle” Irish Tenor Banjo read:

  • 3-ply solid maple body
  • Tortoiseshell binding
  • Whyte-Laydie tone ring
  • Vintage soft “U” shaped 3-piece maple/walnut/maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with 17 frets and vintage B&D inlays
  • Scale length: 19.75"
  • Vintage-style “No Knot”-type tailpiece
  • Nickel-plated hardware
  • 24 brackets with notched hoop
  • 11" REMO High Crown Renaissance head
  • Vega-style armrest
  • Amber Maple Gloss Finish


And the G9455 “Dixie Special” 5-String Open Back Banjo has the following specs:

  • Open-back banjo with maple plywood body
  • Rolled brass tone ring and 24 tension brackets
  • Vintage soft “U” shaped 3-piece maple/walnut/maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with 18 frets and vintage B&D inlays
  • Scale length: 26.4"
  • Nickel-plated hardware
  • Geared planetary tuning machines
  • Vintage-style “No Knot”-type tailpiece
  • Rolled brass tone ring
  • Frailing scoop at 18th fret
  • 24 brackets
  • Ddual coordinator rods
  • 11" REMO Renaissance head
  • Vega-style armrest; geared 5th string tuner
  • Amber maple matte finish


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