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Washburn: B-16

Submitted by brucejr on 10/14/2008

Where Purchased: Hill's Music Shop

Year Purchased: 2008
Price Paid: 700 ($US)


Excellent sound all around

Sound Rating: 9


Setup by local music shop and could not be happier

Setup Rating: 9


Looks like a Gibson Flying Eagle Granada,great fit and finish,tuner knobs were split though...

Appearance Rating: 8


Absolutely reliable,holds a tune very well

Reliability Rating: 9

Customer Service

Call Washburn directly about the tuner knobs and was mailed a new set in no time

Customer Service: 9


Everything is great to me

Components Rating: 9

Overall Comments

For the price I paid ,I would recommend this banjo to anyone.You may get it cheaper elsewhere,but I could hold it and play it at my local music store.Rode out of town and did compare other banjos,but kept coming back to the Washburn

Overall Rating: 10

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