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Washburn B17 Sunburst 5-String Banjo w/case Sunburst 

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Overview
  • 5 String
  • Bell Brass Tone Ring
  • Flat head construction
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $1,783.90
  • Your Savings:
    - $784.90
  • Your Price:
    $99900

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      From tone ring to inlay, it's what a great banjo should be. Top of the line!

      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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      WashburnB17 Sunburst 5-String Banjo w/case
       
      5.0

      (based on 10 reviews)

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      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good tone (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

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          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.

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            (2 of 2 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.

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              (8 of 8 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.

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                (9 of 9 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.

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                (12 of 12 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

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                (7 of 7 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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                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I rented it First,then bought it !

                By Mish 520

                from louisville,ky

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

                Definitely worth the money , I rented one first and then decided to own it ! very smooth ,great sound ,easy to play !!! I am very happy with it ! Washburn B17 is the king of all banjos !!!

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                (9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Washburn does banjos

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

                The Washburn B17 - B16 Banjos are top quality instruments in todays market for the money spent. No other brand such as Fender or Epiphone will match it in features or total all around perfection. Try them all out side by side and you will choose the Washburn for it's sound and appearance.

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                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great for Bluegrass

                By Billy-duDS6

                from Riverside, CA

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

                I bought this banjo used, and put medium gauge strings on it. It has great tone, can project a lot of sound, and is very easy to play. It is definitely built more for scruggs-style picking common in traditional bluegrass. I can sort of play old-time clawhammer on this banjo, but it doesn't really sound right. It sounds fantastic all the way up and down the neck and mine keeps its tuning very well. It also looks gorgeous with the carved heel and headstock and the fancy pearl inlay. This is my second banjo and the one that really got me into playing bluegrass music. Highly recommended- expensive but worth the extra money.

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                (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Impressive Banjo

                By Parkey

                from Fallon, NV

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

                I was surprised at how much nicer this Washburn B17 Banjo is compared to what I was expecting for its price. All of my banjo player friends had the same reaction. This is my first Banjo but I've played alot of others that cost more and weren't as butter smooth as this one. The biggest comments I hear, Other than the atractive looks, are about how silky smooth the action is. This one's a winner for sure. Like any new instrument, just to make it all me, I'll need to do some minor setting up. I couldn't be happier.

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