Dean Guitars Backwoods 6 Banjo
Dean Guitars Backwoods 6 Banjo

Backwoods 6 Banjo, Banjo from Dean Guitars.

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moosers 03/12/2010

Dean Guitars Backwoods 6 Banjo : la opinión de moosers (content in English)


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The Dean Guitars Backwoods 6 String Banjo, or git-jo as it's known, is a unique instrument that combines that sound of a banjo with the make up of a guitar. This isn't the highest quality 6 string banjo out there that I've played, as to me this is a pretty cheap instrument. Not too many companies make 6 string banjos, but I've got a custom Carlo Robelli at home that I like a good deal more than this one. I don't know where this instrument is manufactured, but I'm sure it's overseas somewhere. It's strictly an acoustic instrument, so it's doesn't have any electronics.


The overall feel of the Dean Guitars Backwoods 6 String Banjo isn't the best in my opinion. It's playable, but for me the action didn't feel great and it wasn't the easiest instrument to play overall. It's got the same make up as a guitar, so it's a nice way for guitarists to get the sound of a banjo without having to actually learn how to play one, but I'm just not a big fan of the playability on this one...


The Dean Guitars Backwoods 6 String Banjo certainly sounds like a real banjo, just not the best sounding banjo in the world. Most will certainly mistake this for a true 5 string banjo, but again I don't think it's the best sounding quality wise. There's not much that can be done to change that either, as you pretty much get what you get with this. It is pretty cheap so I guess I can't do too much complaining, but as far as 6 string banjos go, it's definitely toward the bottom of the list in terms of sound quality amongst the few that I've played.


While the Dean Guitars Backwoods 6 String Banjo is a super cheap way to get into the world of git-jos, banj-itars, or whichever name suits your fancy, I do think that they could have done better with this one. I've only just played the instrument a few times, but it's enough to know that it's not an instrument I'd recommend getting. I'd do a bit more research as there's other 6 string banjos out there that shouldn't cost too much more and will be of a much higher quality...