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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 playabilit...Read More

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With clear, percussive tone this banjo is an amazing value.

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

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WashburnB9 Banjo
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (10)
  • Consistent (8)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Novice (5), Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Deal for the money

    Build quality is good for the money. Go on youtube and look at some how to set up banjo videos. It's not that difficult. Tighten the head and new strings is all it...Read complete review

    Build quality is good for the money. Go on youtube and look at some how to set up banjo videos. It's not that difficult. Tighten the head and new strings is all it took to get a great sound.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Decent banjo. Here are the pros and cons

    Overall I am happy with the purchase. I am a professional musician who likes to learn various instruments and the banjo was next on my list. For a beginner/learner it is great....Read complete review

    Overall I am happy with the purchase. I am a professional musician who likes to learn various instruments and the banjo was next on my list. For a beginner/learner it is great. Be advised though, I highly recommend you take it to a shop to have it set up, unless you have experience with instrument setup. Out of the box, the bridge is not set (so as the head isn't damaged in shipping I'm sure), the action is high and both the saddle and nut(s) needed adjusting to get rid of fret buzz and make it more playable.

    If you are a beginner, you can't go wrong for the price. I imagine I will eventually want one of higher quality, but it suits my needs for learning nicely at this time.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great light beginner and practice banjo.

    By RC-E_6FY

    from Sacramento, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Great Neck And Light

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Washburn B9 Banjo:

    Great fast neck. Only needed to raise neck 1/8 inch where it joins rim for lower action, tighten head and switch to a No Knot tail piece for a good mellower tone and playability. Mine came with a Reversed Remo coated head with the smooth side up which is good for practicing without worries about rubbing the coating off. I like it more than some that I've spent hundreds more on! The Washburn case they sell for the B-9 is a deluxe archtop version with five latches. Not as loud and cutting as other premium bluegrass banjos, but that works fine for practice at home. I'll be keeping this one. Guitar tuners hold tune well and are easier to fine adjust than planetary type.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Get It Before The Price Goes Up

    By Bean

    from Boston

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Practicing

      Comments about Washburn B9 Banjo:

      5 Star for the price.

      Guitarist learning banjo and the darn thing has yet to go out of tune

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Happy

      By DaveL

      from Butte, MT

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fun

        Comments about Washburn B9 Banjo:

        What a great buy.

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        4.0

        Nice beginner banjo

        By Deke512

        from Grayson, Ky

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Washburn B9 Banjo:

          I bought this instrument as a Christmas present for my son. I have been playing for over 25 years but am new to the banjo. It has great tone and stays in tune well. The intonation is good too. Good instrument for the price.

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          5.0

          Very good condition, as promised

          By Eileen

          from Washington, D.C.

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Tone
          • Neck Straight
          • Quick Shipping
          • Very Good Condition

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Learning
            • Practicing

            Comments about Washburn B9 Banjo:

            Great condition, quick shipping, exactly as described, new strings

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            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Banjo

            By banjowannabe

            from Elkins, WV

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Strong

            Cons

            • I Can't Think Of A Con

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Washburn B9 Banjo:

            I've never played any string instrument before but I wanted to learn something new. I read lots of recommendations and reviews online and found that this banjo is one of the most highly recommended for beginners. Everything the recommendations said is true. This is a great banjo, especially for the price. I bought mine used and saved even more money because it still looks great. After I got the banjo I got on youtube and started watching some of the instruction videos. Now I can play some very basic rolls and cords. Only thing I'm wondering is how long my fingers will continue to hurt from practicing so much.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great purchase

            By JSho

            from North Texas

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to set up
            • Excellent Instrument
            • Fast Shipping

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Washburn B9 Banjo:

                Never picked up a banjo before this one and couldn't be happier. Has a great sound. Bought the used one, couldn't find a scratch on it. Perfect condition if u ask me. Get a good clip on tuner, strings go flat quickly, but that's my only complaint.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                So far so good.

                By Garyaxeman

                from Hannastown Pa.

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Washburn B9 Banjo:

                  I'm a gigging guitar player who has played rock and blues for almost 30 yrs,I picked up the banjo lately because I've always wanted to play one.This banjo is an acceptable first instrument.decent quality and stays in tune and such. I am satisfied with this purchase

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Boss Banjo for the Price

                  By JMcBroom

                  from Stillwater, MN

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Everything
                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                  • None so far

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Washburn B9 Banjo:

                  I started playing banjo when this product arrived in the mail. It is light weight, has great tone, and is a great banjo to start on. I love it and can't see buying another banjo as long as I live. I don't see how I could improve on this one. Great product.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Wonderful banjo

                  By Logan White

                  from Clarksville, AR

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                  • Some Hardware Problems

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Washburn B9 Banjo:

                    This is a wonderful banjo.It has a really good tone with a good ring. It tunes really well,and the hardware is easy to work on or adjust.although I did have some issues with the hardware for the straps.But over-all still very impressed with sound,and a very beautiful banjo.

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