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Washburn: B-18

Submitted by andyh.h. on 5/29/2009

Where Purchased: Sun Music, Oregon

Year Purchased: 1978
Price Paid: $599+tax ($US)


loud, bright, sometimes too bright

Sound Rating: 6


very nice set-up....added a Hendrics bridge...took off clear head, put on a 5 Star

Setup Rating: 10


Very nice....maple...inlays pretty nice

Appearance Rating: 9


It has held up very well

Reliability Rating: 9

Customer Service

Tailiece failed...Washburn sent a new one after 20+ years..

Customer Service: 10


components seem very strong

Components Rating: 9

Overall Comments

Recommend, especially for the price...if stolen, I'd play my other banjos. I like it, but prefer a mellower tone. It's heavier than my RB250.

Overall Rating: 7

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