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Washburn B9 5-String Banjo


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MSRP: $515.90 $289.00 Save : $226.90 (44%)
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Washburn's most affordable 5-string banjo is well respected in Bluegrass/Country circles because of features like a raised tone ring, bound rosewood fingerboard, sealed planetary tuners, and an adjustable tension tailpiece. Washburn has been building banjos since the late 1800s. These instruments were considered some of the finest of their day. This heritage is not lost in the instruments handcrafted today. Pros & amateurs alike choose a Washburn for its outstanding tone, build & value. Case not included.  

  • 5-String
  • Cast aluminum tone ring
  • Flat head construction
  • Chrome standard tailpiece
  • Remo head
  • Maple base with ebony tip bridge
  • Stained light-brown/buffed gloss neck
  • Mahogany resonator
  • 30 tension brackets
  • Chrome hardware
  • Closed chrome covered tuning machines
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 22 frets
  • 27.5" scale
  • Nutwidth: 30mm
  • Case: Not Included

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this thing had major 5th string fret buzz within 2 months and the coordinator rod bent drastically within the same time period. everything about this banjo is poor. buy a gold tone


Washington DC


Great Plucker


I used about 20 of these to teach a summer course at a local school. For a starter this is a great little banjo. Don't expect anything huge from the instrument, but for the price, and if you are learning, this is a great instrument.

Billy Joe

Nashville, TN


Poor Quality Banjo


this banjo, in short, is terrible. i had major fret buzz problems which had to do with a warping neck within 3 months of purchase. the pot is made out of aluminum...the rim rod bent from tension in the same amount of time. the tuners are garbage also. if you want an entry level banjo, buy a gold tone or a deering good time


Washington DC


B9 5-String Banjo

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Series Banjo
Model B9
Warranty Info:

B9 5-String Banjo

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts and labor for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.