Skip to main content
Add To Wish List

Washburn Americana B16 Resonator Banjo

1099.0 $1,099.00
Special Financing Offer
Special 6-month financing on select brands with your Musician's Friend Platinum card. Valid through  12/31/2021
Get DetailsAbout Special Financing Offers
Loyalty Points Icon
Loyalty Points Icon
Earn 8,792 reward points
($87.92 in credit)
Inventory Msg Check Mark Inventory Msg Exclamation In Checkout Promo Inventory Msg Download Icon
Order Now!
This item is backordered but is available to reserve now. You will not be charged until the item ships.
  • Free Shipping
  • Top Rated
  • Top Seller
  • Flexible Financing
Product Warranties Icon Product Warranties Icon

Gold Coverage Protection

Protect your gear

Chevron Right Icon

Professional quality at an intermediate price.

“The B16 has been just what I needed on tour with Miranda, from acoustic practices to arena stages. Everybody on the tour knows its sound since I sometimes roam the hallways picking chase music as I follow our crew around.” – Chris Kline with Miranda Lambert

If it's good enough to add color to Miranda Lambert hits around the world, then Washburn's Americana B16 5-string resonator banjo has got to be good enough for anyone looking to get some good pickin' in. This gorgeous banjo offers plenty of projection with its pairing of a flame maple body, maple resonator and 14-ply hardwood rim, 26.35" scale maple neckand flat ebony fretboard. The well-rounded warmth of its maple-heavy tone is complemented by the plenty of great aesthetic detailing. Thick white binding perfectly frames the dark flame maple of the sides and is a nice contrast to the tobacco sunburst of the tobacco sunburst of the back. The all-chrome hardware and fancy inlays along its fingerboard and peghead also give the Americana B16 a visual pop that harkens to a much more professional-level instrument. Other features include a bound maple neck with double adjustable tension rods, die-cast tension hoop, bell brass tone ring, clamshell tailpiece, Remo head, and 5 geared Planetary tuning machines. Put it all together and you’ve got an instrument that is comfortable to play and sure to impress on and off the stage.

The Americana B16 5-string banjo comes with its own BC82 hardshell banjo case. But when you’re not playing it, you may want to hang it on the wall, because it really is a work of art.


Washburn has been building banjos since the late 1800s. Their earliest instruments were considered some of the finest of their day. This heritage is not lost in the instruments they continue to handcraft today. Pros and amateurs alike choose a Washburn for their outstanding tone, build and value.


  • Top: Remo
  • Back and sides: Flame maple
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Finish: Gloss with Tobacco Sunburst
  • Rim: Maple
  • Hoop: 11" die-cast tension
  • Armrest: Standard chrome
  • Wood: Maple
  • Scale length: 26-3/8"
  • Binding: White
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Radius: Flat
  • Inlays: Fancy
  • Bridge: Maple bridge with ebony tip
  • Tailpiece: Chrome presto-type clamshell
  • Tuners: Chrome-geared Planetary
  • Strings: D'Addario 160+ light gauge nickel
  • Flange: One-piece
  • Includes case

It's time to throw away your cares and woes, and get down to pickin'. Make your move today.


Questions & Answers

Do you have questions about this product?

Shop with a Friend
Free Shipping
  • Free Standard Ground shipping (48 contiguous states, some overweight and Used/Vintage items excluded).
  • Orders placed before 3 p.m. ET usually ship the same business day.
Learn More
2-Year Free Warranty on Guitars

Every guitar or bass you purchase from Musician's Friend (electric or acoustic, New or Open Box) includes two years of protection from manufacturer defects.

Contact Us for Details
We're Here for You

Our Gear Advisers are available to guide you through your entire shopping experience. Call or Chat for expert advice and to hear the latest deals.

Contact Us
gear adviser
Want to customize your own bundle?
Our Gear Advisers are ready to help.
Our contact center is currently closed.
Request a Callback
Proactive Advisor Support Chat