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Washburn B17 Sunburst 5-String Banjo w/case Sunburst

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From workhorse to showstopper, Washburn banjos are seen on every stage and played by some of the finest pickers in the country -- or the city. The addition of a B17 banjo from Washburn can broaden you... Click To Read More About This Product

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From workhorse to showstopper, Washburn banjos are seen on every stage and played by some of the finest pickers in the country -- or the city. The addition of a B17 banjo from Washburn can broaden your sonic pallet and add a new dimension to your music. Traditionalists will find all the tone & projection they've come to expect from a world class Washburn in this sunburst finish, 5-string model. Includes case.

Features
  • 5 String
  • Bell Brass Tone Ring
  • Flat head construction
  • Tension tailpiece
  • Remo Head
  • Flamed Maple Resonator
  • Sunburst finish
  • 24 tension brackets
  • Gold hardware
  • Engraved arm rest
  • Engraved headstock & heel
  • Rock maple neck
  • Pearl truss rod cover
  • Includes case
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MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year warranty on electronic controls.
Nontransferable limited lifetime warranty.
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WashburnB17 Sunburst 5-String Banjo w/case
 
5.0

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

Reviewed by 14 customers

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5.0

Finger-pluckin' goooood!

By Gar Bear

from Newbury Park, CA

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Sweet and Spicy

Cons

  • Not good for single men

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about Washburn B17 Sunburst 5-String Banjo w/case:

Boomdiggidy

 
5.0

beautiful instrument!

By steve

from olympia, wa

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Washburn B17 Sunburst 5-String Banjo w/case:

    Fun to play, sound is so good it's hard to put down!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Beautiful, quality Banjo!

    By NickeyD

    from Roanoke, Va.

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Washburn B17 Sunburst 5-String Banjo w/case:

      More expensive than an entry level instrument - however, the added cost will strengthen a commitment to learn to play!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great sounding banjo- excellent price.

      By 68MGB

      from Sierra Foothills, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Arrived With A Ding In It

      Best Uses

        Comments about Washburn B17 Sunburst 5-String Banjo w/case:

        The Washburn B-17 banjo is a beautiful instrument with great sound. I immediately fell in love with it. The workmanship is very good and the appearance is striking. The case is also very nice and fits well. The only sad part was that it arrived with a good sized "ding" in the resonator that was picked up before it was shipped.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome banjo

        By Chewy

        from Nebraska

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts

          Comments about Washburn B17 Sunburst 5-String Banjo w/case:

          Little heavy for most beginers.For the price grab it while it's at a low price. You want be disappointed at all.

          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Plays as good as it looks

          By Conrad A Mejia

          from Pueblo,Co

          Comments about Washburn B17 Sunburst 5-String Banjo w/case:

          I love my new Washburn, Plays as beautiful as it looks.I am totally satisfied with my investment.I would recommend this product to anyone interested in playing a fine instrument.

          (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent Banjo

          By Prenestino

          from Near Philadelphia, Pa.

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Beautiful Workmanship
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Practicing

            Comments about Washburn B17 Sunburst 5-String Banjo w/case:

            Played good, beginner banjo for over a year and bought the B-17 when I realized I would be committed. Was struck by the high volume, which got much louder after it was set up and tightened properly. I see no advantage of much more expensive banjos. This is one for forever. I like its ornateness, but this is not for everyone. Down the road I will probably replace the tail piece. Some I talked to preferred their banjo over this for very marginal or purely personal reasons. I still use my beginner Washburn simply because it weighs about one fifth as much. The B-17 has a true bell quality brass tone ring which ensures a beautiful, large sound.

            (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Took a while to deliver. Well worth the wait.

            By Tim Spencer

            from Seattle

            Comments about Washburn B17 Sunburst 5-String Banjo w/case:

            If you can find one, buy it. It will last you the rest of your life.
            Quality is solid throughout. No corners were cut in putting this banjo together.
            This instrument will not disappoint. Tuning is crisp all the way up the fretboard. Comes with tiny railroad spikes for capoing. Finish on the resonator is gorgeous and the tone quality is rich and full of pluck. Cant seem to put this baby down.
            A few days after I ordered this, the price went up $200. On other websites, the same banjo is selling for $500 more. Am i happy with what i got for my money. I think so.

            (16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            b17 a winner

            By johnv-hcHYD

            from arab alabama

            Comments about Washburn B17 Sunburst 5-String Banjo w/case:

            This is a great sounding banjo, especially for bluegrass. I have owned an arch top for years, and its warm tone is just right for following old- timey fiddling and country. However I wanted something with a real bright tone for bluegrass, and my b17 fills the bill. My only compaints are the ends of some of the frets have slight burrs from being cut off; not enough to scratch but you can still feel them. The fretbaord inlays are fancy shaped but lack luster; the abalone on the headstock is gorgeous The "engraving" on the armrest is something they punched in while manufacturing, and looks like a series of dots; looks kinda strange until you get under lights, and then each little dot sparkes. Overall a great looking and sounding banjo. case is extra deluxe

            (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            best value for the money

            By jason-slIMo

            from gilbertsville ,ky

            Comments about Washburn B17 Sunburst 5-String Banjo w/case:

            for the money this is the best banjo you will find...by far...spend a few extra bucks and have it set up and you will not be dissapointed...i have a deering calico also and always find myself grabbing the b-17 when i practice...

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