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Washburn B8 Banjo Pack  

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Overview

  • Washburn B8 banjo
  • Banjo gig bag
  • Pitch pipe
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $444.90
  • Your Savings:
    - $195.90
  • Your Price:
    $24900

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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!

       

      B8 Banjo Pack 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)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (6)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (6)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (2)

      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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      (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.

      Comment on this review

      (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

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            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.

            Comment on this review

            (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.

            Comment on this review

            (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

            Comment on this review

            (3 of 13 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.

            Comment on this review

            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Really a Beginner Instrument

            By TMercks

            from Maryville, TN

            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.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 5 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.

            Comment on this review

            (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....

            Comment on this review

            (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.

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            (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.

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