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2014 Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9470 Clarophone Banjo-Uke Banjo-Uke - Dr. Guitar Music


Gretsch Guitars Root Series G9470 Clarophone Banjo-Uke Banjo-Uke


Cute as a button and the perfect travelling companion for any banjo enthusiast.

With a sparkling good-time sound and feel the Gretsch G9470 Clarophone Banjo-Uke displays solid modern craftsmanship while authentically evoking the company's innovative banjo models of the early 20th century. Sized like a concert ukulele, the Clarophone Banjo-Uke, or banjolele, is the perfect travelling companion for the banjo enthusiast and is commonly tuned GCEA ("C Tuning") or ADF#B ("D Tuning"), with a re-entrant 4th string. It has a maple plywood rim and resonator for increased volume. The hard maple neck and fingerboard has pearloid position markers for precise fingering. This Clarophone Banjo-Uke is a splendid Southern surfeit of outstanding sound, performance and value for established artist, seasoned player and eager student alike.

Gretsch is proud to take players on a musical journey through nearly a century of great Gretsch history by introducing its Roots Collection of acoustic instruments. This exciting family of banjos, mandolins, resonator guitars, ukuleles and Rancher acoustic guitars feature classically authentic Gretsch designs that transport players to a bygone era well before the company made its acclaimed 1950s entry into the electric guitar world.


  • Concert size
  • Hard maple neck & fingerboard
  • Vintage soft "U" neck shape
  • Aged pearloid position markers
  • Maple plywood resonator
  • Maple plywood rim
  • 12 brakets
  • "No-knot" tailpiece
  • Fiber skin head
  • Nickel hardware

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