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Washburn B9 Banjo Sunburst 

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Overview
  • 5-String
  • Cast-aluminum tone ring
  • Flat head construction
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $444.90
  • Your Savings:
    - $195.90
  • Your Price:
    $24900
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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

      Priced to play. Order today.

       
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      WashburnB9 Banjo
       
      4.7

      (based on 14 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (11)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (0)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good tone (10)
      • Consistent (7)
      • Well built / quality (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing (8)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Novice (5), Experienced (3), 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.

        VS

        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

        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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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        What a steal!

                        By wisebassman

                        from savannah, ga

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tone
                        • Sounds great
                        • Strong

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Washburn B9 Banjo:

                        I am a guitar player of over 15 years. I wanted to learn how to play a banjo so I bought this washburn. I was able to set it up right out of the box and it sounds amazing!!

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