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Washburn B8 Banjo Pack
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The Washburn B8 Banjo Pack includes a Washburn B8 banjo, banjo gig bag, pitch pipe, finger picks, instructional book, and banjo strap. Washburn includes a limited lifetime warranty on your B8 Banjo.

Washburn B8 Banjo Pack Features:

  • Washburn B8 banjo
    Banjo gig bag
    Pitch pipe
    Finger picks
    Instructional book
    Banjo strap
    Washburn limited lifetime warranty

Washburn B8 Banjo Pack Specifications:

  • Washburn B8 features:
    Mahogany resonator
    Rosewood fingerboard
    Stained light-brown/buffed gloss neck
    Maple bass with Rosewood tip bridge
    18 tension brackets
    Chrome standard tailpiece
    Closed chrome covered tuning machine

Washburn B8 Banjo Pack

One year warranty on electronic controls.
Nontransferable limited lifetime warranty.
Warranty terms vary. Check with manufacturer for specific product warranty.

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Product Reviews
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  • Washburn B8 Review

    As reviewed by Dave P on 6/30/2011

    I bought the B8 for my first banjo 6 months ago. I have learned alot since then, so here are my thoughts: Like many of the inexpensive banjos, the B8 uses an aluminum rim instead of wood. This produces a tin like sound that is difficult to improve as your playing gets better. The Pros: Very good looking banjo, very light, smaller than normal neck would be good for younger players, it is inexpensive but it plays. The hardware is inexpensive but works. The Cons: Once you are playing well, the sound will let you down. Most banjos can be upgraded to improve the sound, but aluminum rim banjos are difficult to improve. The narrow neck makes clean fretting difficult. Very little components are worth upgrading. Before buying a banjo, do a google search for reviews and read them. Also, look to see if the banjo is an aluminum rim (cheaper), wood rim(low price), wood rim with tone hoop (more volume and tone), wood rim with tone ring (most volume and tone). Wood rim banjos are easier to upgrade to improve the sound as your playing improves. Also a wood rim open back is a great first banjo. They are light, relatively inexpensive, and are a good platform for upgrades. You can also stick a sock between the head and coord rod or dowel stick to lower the volume while you are practicing. If you stick to banjo and upgrade, they can be used as nice travel banjo. Do some homework,

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  • not bad for the price

    As reviewed by Sean Olsen on 2/17/2012

    now, I've had this banjo for a couple of years now. I've read the other reviews, and maybe I just got lucky. It shipped fine, and the only part that "malfunctioned" was the piece that held the upper part of the strap on the banjo. It kind of just fell off. Apart from that, its not bad. It looks pretty good, if you take care of it,and the the only other problem Ive had with it was the fifth tuning peg, but I got that fixed for less than 20 dollars (and had it re-stringed) I mean, if you want a beginner banjo just to help you learn, this might be not a bad choice. If youre looking to get serious after that, then maybe put in a little more cash and just get a nice quality banjo to learn and last a long time. I know I'll be getting a new one soon too.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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  • not really a "kit" , be warned

    As reviewed by JANICE GLENN on 3/20/2013

    Banjo is fine, but don't expect a KIT! Mine was missing one strap hook and the instruction book. One note in the pitch pipe didn't work. Three flimsy plastic picks, no metal. Strap is not a banjo strap, but the cheapest kind of guitar strap there is, too uncomfortable to use. So, after BUYING a strap, picks, electric tuner, and instruction book, I now have a starter kit! To get the missing/broken parts replaced I would have had to return the whole thing, wait on a new one to re-ship, and hope I didn't have same problems. I just stuck with this, removed all the "Made in China" stickers, and am now loving playing my new banjo! The guys at GC were very nice, but I wish they had thrown in a complimentary banjo strap for my troubles.

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