Submitted December 14, 2010 by a customer from aol.com
"Totally amazed Washburn, I'll keep in touch!"
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I plan to keep this in my setup for as long as it lasts. I'll definetly supplement it with something else, but that's what I'd do anyways. I researched a lot of other banjo's and decided on this (and I so glad I did), because of it's quality and workmanship. For this price (or an even higher price) I don't think you will find a better banjo. If this were ever to be stolen I wouldn't think twice about getting another one just like it. I like it best for it's beauty, playability, and sound!
I was amazed at how well the Washburn B9 sounded. Mine sounded great right out of the box, with no ajustments other than tuning it. At this price! That's the amazing part. It's loud, clean and clear. It plays well with other too. Like electric, bass and acoustic guitars.
I wish it came with a case, but for this price I can buy it a new one.
Ease of Use
Like I said before, mine sounded great right out of the box. The action and intonation were dead on. All I had to do was tune it and it wasn't that far out of tune. It plays beautifully
The B9 is well built. The factory quality control is very impressive. I'm used to doing at least some set up work on my instruments - this needed nothing! There is not a blemish on it, the finnish is beautiful. The hard ware is chrome, but again the price. It's very dependable. I would recommend a second banjo for other tunings only. For ease of use on stage. Like I said earlier, I wish it came with a case and only God knows how long it will last. I think it will be quit a while.
I think it is well worth the price, absolutely! This is my first Washburn product. Up until now I thought they were cheeply made. I've have always bought Gibson, Fender, Martin, Carvin etc. instruments. I bought this because I wanted something I could go on the road with that I wouldn't have to worry about. Now, for completely other reasons, I don't worry about this one at all.
Never needed it.
The Wow Factor
This is a beautiful instrument. Feels great in your hand and play wonderfully. I'm glad to add it to my setup.
Active musician and recording engineer.
Contemporary Christian, Rock, Jazz, Blues etc.
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