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Are Washburn banjos made overseas

Posted by Papajohnnyboy on Wednesday, September 21, 2016

I am ready to buy my 1st banjo in the $1,000 to $1,200 price range.  Washburn banjos look good and have good specs but I have concern about where they are made.  I have read reports that they are NOT made in the U.S. about are all made overseas.  Info on the Web shows Buffalo Grove, Illinois.  

I do not care to buy a middle to upper range banjo that is made in Korea or some other 3rd world country. 

Does anyone have the URL for Washburn(guitars).

I have seen positive comments in the forum so maybe someone can dispel rumors about where they are made?? 


2 comments on “Are Washburn banjos made overseas”

RatLer Says:
Thursday, September 22, 2016 @4:16:25 AM

Most are made overseas. Deering Banjos are made in the states....I think the Deering Goodtime Banjo would fall in your price range...

Papajohnnyboy Says:
Sunday, September 25, 2016 @5:29:20 PM

Thanks Ratler! With input from banjo friends (like you) I have decided to get a Deering Artisan Goodtime Special... $1,000.00. I suppose I can always upgrade in the future when I learn to play better. (Note: I am 71 years old so I'm in a bit of a hurry to get good.) I am a bit surprised how many different models/names of banjos Deering offers for sale. I make is hard for a newbie to decide.

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