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Go traditional or explore acoustic fusion with the B1 banjo.
The Alvarez B1 5-String Banjo is a masterpiece: stunningly beautiful, and equally impressive for its sonic capabilities. From its ornately inlaid headstock and ebony fingerboard, to its bell brass tone ring, the B1 Banjo is the very definition of quality. From the bell brass tone ring to the highly-figured maple resonator, the Alvarez B1 banjo is all about tone. The ornate inlay work and ebony fingerboard make this Alvarez banjo a true pleasure to play.
Elaborate inlay work make the B1 banjo distinctively Alvarez. Specially designed planetary tuners will keep you in tune until the cows come home. Tone starts where the strings meet the bridge. The B1 banjo's superb tonewoods ensure maximum energy transfer from every note you play. Made of the finest laminated maple, the B1 banjo's neck will remain true under the most extreme conditions. Solid Maple block construction means the Alvarez B1 Banjo will give you many years of superb performance and rugged durability.
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I dont know much about re-sale value of these banjos, so the cost might be a bit high, but with the brass tone ring and stunning inlays, this banjo is a keeper for me. The sound is really nice. I would recomend upgrading the bridge to a more suitable hard-wood bridge. But otherwise, this banjo is great!!