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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 inclu...Click To Read More About This Product

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Makes it easy to get busy pickin'.

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.

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

Burning for a banjo so you can get a bluegrass fix? Click or call and own this one today!

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
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WashburnB8 Banjo Pack
 
3.7

(based on 17 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good Beginner

The night i got this i could't put it down. It sounds good and stays in tune for a good amount of time. It is nice and light, unlike those medal bodies. I...Read complete review

The night i got this i could't put it down. It sounds good and stays in tune for a good amount of time. It is nice and light, unlike those medal bodies. I would say that you should buy another book to learn from because the one they give you is to small. And I couldn't for the life of me figure out how to attach the strap. But overall it is agood beginner banjo.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Really a Beginner Instrument

I purchased this for my (now ex) wife for a christmas gift. It is a decent little banjo, and a bit smaller and lightweight than better$$ Banjos. Remember, for the price...Read complete review

I purchased this for my (now ex) wife for a christmas gift. It is a decent little banjo, and a bit smaller and lightweight than better$$ Banjos. Remember, for the price you need to get a pro to do a set up if you really want to learn on this banjo. I later bought the Rogue B-30 which is a little heavier and a little better quality if set up right. But both will work for a beginner. Here's the thing - the extras in this kit are crap. Save your money and get the Rogue instead. You'll be better off in the long run. Needless to say, I'm glad she took the Washburn and left me the Rogue.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Really a Beginner Instrument

By TMercks

from Maryville, TN

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Comments about Washburn B8 Banjo Pack:

I purchased this for my (now ex) wife for a christmas gift. It is a decent little banjo, and a bit smaller and lightweight than better$$ Banjos. Remember, for the price you need to get a pro to do a set up if you really want to learn on this banjo. I later bought the Rogue B-30 which is a little heavier and a little better quality if set up right. But both will work for a beginner. Here's the thing - the extras in this kit are crap. Save your money and get the Rogue instead. You'll be better off in the long run. Needless to say, I'm glad she took the Washburn and left me the Rogue.

(4 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Worst Buy Ever!!!

By kyle jencsik

from New Jersey

Comments about Washburn B8 Banjo Pack:

Garbage, I wouldn't even use it as firewood.
it took me 3 months to recieve it and when i did the neck was cracked.
The banjo sound didn't change when changing fret's. DO NOT BUY BANJO'S OFF THIS SITE!!!
I've been playing guitar for 10 years i've never had such bad customer service.

(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Ugh.

By Pondup

from Pennsylvania

Comments about Washburn B8 Banjo Pack:

I am not incredibly experienced with the banjo, hence the need for a starter kit, but even I can tell the B8 is a lousy banjo. It produces a very hummy-sort of sound, not the sublime plucky-twang sound a banjo should make. I find, as a beginner, it is discouraging to play an instrument whose sound detracts from the music.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Beginner

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Washburn B8 Banjo Pack:

The night i got this i could't put it down. It sounds good and stays in tune for a good amount of time. It is nice and light, unlike those medal bodies. I would say that you should buy another book to learn from because the one they give you is to small. And I couldn't for the life of me figure out how to attach the strap. But overall it is agood beginner banjo.

(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I Have a Friend...

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Washburn B8 Banjo Pack:

That uses this banjo and it is in great condition. This is a fine banjo for beginners and a good banjo to travel with.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great buy to learn on!

By Spike

from Shreveport, LA

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy Setup
  • Good looking
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Cheap Picks
  • Missing Book

Best Uses

  • Learning To Play
  • Practicing

Comments about Washburn B8 Banjo Pack:

It was missing the instructional book, which I needed. A suggestion was to send the whole thing back to Washburn. Overkill. After looking up some lessons online, it's a lot of fun learning the banjo.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Super deal for me

By Aaron

from San Antonio TX

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Comments about Washburn B8 Banjo Pack:

I bought this as a "condition 4, AS IS" deal very cheap. It only needed small repairs and set up. An excellent deal for me, a repairman. If you were going to pay the normal price, then the Epiphone is a much better banjo for only a little more.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Look around first, don't be afraid to exchange

By Dissapointed Picker

from Broken Banjo Blvd

Comments about Washburn B8 Banjo Pack:

The Washburn B8 Banjo Pak is basic, between average and bad. First, the part on tuning is just wrong, and that's the first step after opening the box. Second, head was so loose the bridge was sunken in making the banjo sound dead. The instruction book doesn't even mention head tension. Third, The pitch pipe makes no sound. Fourth, is was missing the strap hooks. There's a cheap guitar strap in the box that will not work with the banjo. Fifth, there was a broken head-tensioner and the nut was glued onto the rim. MF said I had to return the entire pack to get a new one instead of just a new 50 cent tensioner and closed my help thread. Washburn did not respond to any of my emails or calls. There is a Deering on MF's website I would recommend. Everything you would need can be found on the net.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great deal okay quality

By squidlett

from Maryland

Comments about Washburn B8 Banjo Pack:

The banjo comes fit with strings, you need to put the bridge on yourself. Problems I had with it were one the strings wasn't attatched properly. The strap didn't come with hooks and one of the loops that its meant to connect to was unavailable. The sound the banjo makes is pleasing, it's fun to play. Great present for the new banjo player.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Happy Picker

By BLUESCITYLEON

from Chicago suburbs

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Comments about Washburn B8 Banjo Pack:

The sound of this instrument is Great. .have spent some time doing some adjusments, but it was great out of the box. I had gibson long neck and this one sounds just as good..I tried others in the store and they were finished better but this one is a good value.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

good banjo

By beef

from louisville Ky

Comments about Washburn B8 Banjo Pack:

well this is a great banjo once you do some work to it don't use the strings that come with it...they suck but, get some new ones and everything will be good i took off the back to it and i think it sounds and plays better you might have to tighten some nuts and bolts down but, all and all this is a great banjo... you just got to learn about them before you give up....

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent for the Price!!!

By Nickman143

from Virginia

Comments about Washburn B8 Banjo Pack:

Sound is Great. Took my first lesson and the Music Teacher said this sound as good as my expensive Gibson. Took off the Resonator and tighten up all the screws which raised the action to perfect for me. Excellent starter Banjo.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Value.

By TebowFan

from Artesia, NM

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

  • Setup Took Some Time

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about Washburn B8 Banjo Pack:

This is a great banjo for the price. This was a Christmas gift for our son and he loves it.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great first instrument

By carpetman1968

from Wanchese, NC

Comments about Washburn B8 Banjo Pack:

I'm overall happy with my purchase. It didn't have the instruction book with the pack but a quick trip to a local music store fixed me right up. But other than that problem, I'm extremely satisfied.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for starters

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Washburn B8 Banjo Pack:

This is a great deal. It isn't the loudest of banjos, but it does nicely for jam sessions. What I really like is that it holds it's tune great. I was in Mexico for a week, and when I came back, the 4th string needed a little tweak and that was it.

 
5.0

Nice First Banjo

By BluegrassJoe

from Sullivan, IN

Comments about Washburn B8 Banjo Pack:

When I was looking for an affordable first time banjo I was glad that I found this one. It is really nice looking and comes with the stuff to get you started. The only problems that I did have is that you have to put the bridge on and I didn't know how and there were no instructions on placement and also the finger picks are really small.

(0 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Banjo Pack

By Dan Stech

from Montville , Ohio

Comments about Washburn B8 Banjo Pack:

I really enjoy the package, i have managed to learn a song and the banjo is a great starter kit. I took
the banjo to get it tuned that went well. I was unsure how the strap went on and when i got to the music shop the guy told me it would not work because it is a guitar strap. Please if you can put Banjo straps in the kits. Other than that it is awesome for us beginners.

Dan Ohio

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