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Washburn B9 Banjo Sunburst

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For those looking to hone their bluegrass, country, or Dixieland chops, Washburn has released an affordable 5-string banjo with remarkable playability and limitless application.

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Overview

For those looking to hone their bluegrass, country, or Dixieland chops, Washburn has released an affordable 5-string banjo with remarkable playability and limitless application.

Some of the standout features of this perfect beginner's banjo include a raised cast-aluminum tone ring, a bound rosewood fingerboard, a Remo head, and an adjustable tension tailpiece. With Washburn's craftsmanship and surprising affordability, this banjo is priced to fly out the door and into the nearest jam session. Case sold separately.

Features
  • 5-String
  • Cast-aluminum tone ring
  • Flat head construction
  • Chrome standard tailpiece
  • Remo head
  • Maple base with rosewood tip bridge
  • Stained light-brown/buffed gloss neck
  • Mahogany resonator
  • 30 tension brackets
  • Chrome hardware
  • Closed chrome-covered tuning machines
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Case sold separately
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year warranty on electronic controls.
Nontransferable limited lifetime warranty.
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WashburnB9 Banjo
 
4.2

(based on 9 reviews)

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67%

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5.0

yes

By Ana

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Washburn B9 Banjo:

my son love it, he play every day.

 
5.0

A Fine Banjo

By Mack Bullet

from Gilligan's Island, HI

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Practicing

    Comments about Washburn B9 Banjo:

    I really like this banjo. One thing to keep in mind, though, is that it has an aluminum rim, not wood; this does create a slightly brighter tone, which I happen to like. I enjoy playing it in the clawhammer style, and the resonator helps cut through other instruments well.

     
    1.0

    No quality control folks

    By Billy banjo

    from Algonquin Ilinois

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Washburn B9 Banjo:

    Bought a couple to use for lessons. We received one in good order. Second had to be returned due to damage. When we returned it and got next one its was worse than first. Been an uphill battle. Hoping fourth time is a charm! Fellas at store have been great to deal with. Not the GC staffs fault.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good starter

    By Banjo dude

    from St Louis

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Great Starter Banjo

    Cons

    • Bracket Tool Is Incorrect

    Best Uses

      Comments about Washburn B9 Banjo:

      Good starter banjo. The tool that is used to adjust the brackets didn't fit the brackets, so it is relatively useless.

      (13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nice entry level banjo

      By Patrick Haley

      from Rainier, Oregon

      Comments about Washburn B9 Banjo:

      A friend bought this instrument for her son, who has never played banjo. I was asked to set it up and get it in playing condition. It went together fairly easily, if you have an idea about how to set up stringed instruments. It would have been nice to have some simple directions (there were none) for placing the bridge, setting intonation, tuning etc. A total newbie would have no idea, given what was (or should I say wasn't) in the box. That said, within 20 minutes it was together, tuned and playable. Strings were still stretching, but that's to be expected. Tuning mechanisms, hardware, wood finish were all great. Head was tight...I didn't need to adjust it. Overall a nice entry level banjo.

      (21 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Just beginning!

      By Zach

      from Iowa

      Comments about Washburn B9 Banjo:

      Just started and am teaching self to play. This banjo with resonator gets plenty of volume. I am very happy with this purchase. Cannot believe this is a beginner banjo. Definetley get what you pay for and then some. Would recommend this banjo to all. Came assembled other than the bridge which my local Guitar center was more than happy to help place it for me. Very friendly buisness overall. Thanks!

      (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Banjo

      By Hanna

      from TN

      Comments about Washburn B9 Banjo:

      This and the epiphone banjos are probably the best banjos for beginners, they are great especially if you wanna do some fast pickin'.

      (11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good Banjo...

      By James

      from West Haven, Ct

      Comments about Washburn B9 Banjo:

      This is a very good Banjo for just starting out. I bought one a couple years back and was definitely a good buy. It was relatively inexpensive and has a great sound to it as well.

      (16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Does the job!...a great one

      By Khit

      from Kansas City, Missour

      Comments about Washburn B9 Banjo:

      This banjo is affordable and perfect for any beginner. I love learning how to play string instruments and learning how to play banjo has been my latest project. I cant seem to put this down. In my opinion, you get more than you pay for with this purchase!

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