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Dean Backwoods 6 Electric Banjo with Pickup

With its guitar-sized neck, guitar tuning, and DMT Design humbucker, the 6-string Dean Backwoods 6 electric banjo plays just like an electric guitar. (2) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Dean Backwoods 6 Banjo Black Chrome
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Product Description

A true crossover instrument, the 6-string Dean Backwoods 6 Electric Banjo is an awesome hybrid of an electric guitar and a banjo! It is essentially an electric banjo that comes fitted with a normal guitar-sized 6-string neck and fingerboard. This way, its layout is immediate graspable for guitarists who want to start exploring the soundworld of the banjo. So if you're looking to get that unmistakable twang in your hands, this is a great way to quickly begin discovering a realm of playing and tone.

Get Ready to Plug In and Get Plucking

The Dean Backwoods 6 is a true ready-to-go electric banjo, with a single DMT Design Humbucker set into the neck position of the instrument. This pickup was specially designed by Dean to bring an authentic banjo sound to the amp and speakers when you're plugged in. Its clear electrified voice also makes it perfect for running through pedals and processors, if you want to explore some wild sounds.

The Best Features from Both Parents

The banjo head itself is an 11-inch Remo that speaks with in a distinctive and throaty banjo voice. The Dean Backwoods 6 comes with a mahogany neck and a rosewood fingerboard. The 25-inch scale length in the neck and the 1.75-inch nut width is what makes the Backwoods 6 so easy for acoustic players to appreciate from the very first date. The banjo's fingerboard is inlaid with pearl dots on 7 frets, and it has Grover tuners to keep you squarely in tune.

Features:

- 6-string electric banjo
- Single DMT Design humbucker pickup
- Volume control knob
- 25.5-inch scale neck
- Mahogany C-shape neck
- Mahogany resonator
- 24-piece bracket
- Rosewood fingerboard
- Pearl dot inlays
- Sealed die cast tuners
- Black nickel hardware
- Transparent Remo Head

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- Series: Backwoods 6
- Paint: Classic Black
- Finish: Gloss
- Wood Body: Mahogany
- Wood Neck: Mahogany
- Binding: None
- Hardware: Black Chrome
- Knobs: Dome
- Bridge/Trem:Graphite
- Neck Type: Set Neck
- Neck Profile: C 16" RADIUS
- Scale Length: 25 1/2"
- Nut Width: 1 11/16"
- Number/Frets: 21
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Inlays: Pearl Dot
- Tuners: Sealed Die Cast
- Pickup Neck: DMT Design Humbucker
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 9 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 38 x 17 x 5 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 813-600-3920
Customer Reviews
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"Dean 6 String Banjo"
Overall: If you're looking to unpack this banjo & play it , don't purchase it . After I reviewed all the ads I could find about it , I made up my mind to purchase it & it by far is a great instrument with quality construction. The set up was easy . Some say to cut the bridge down & this would be a no,no because it would become to weak to withstand string pressure . I'll just purchase a few different styles later . You can simply slide the bridge up & down to regulate height adjustment. All screws are very loose during shipping. Within the package came the setup instructions, that were easy to follow & I did notice they are available on the internet. After spending about 2 to 4 hours setting the banjo up , it played very well & sounded great, without banging on it . I would recommend it to anyone but remember it is a heavy instrument. I myself can only hold it up for about 3 songs on my shoulder with a good quality strap .. I hope that my review helps .
Style of Music: All styles
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Overall: It's a good banjo for the price but as a bassist I should have gotten a 4 string tenor banjo. This Dean is built very well and sounds good and it'll suit guitarists well. It has about the same action as a Les Paul. just a little higher. You might want to get an aftermarket wooden bridge later on if you want the tone to really stand out. The one they provide is some sort of plastic. A compensated bridge would make it easier to intonate as well. I returned it because of the string spacing, I have large fingers.
Style of Music: Country, rock, prog metal, dark ambient wave
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