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Feb 28, 2020 - 12:23:35 PM
4 posts since 2/28/2020

Hello everyone I’m new to the forum but I’ve got a chance to buy a 1996 Deering Boston five for $625 or a Washburn b16 for 650 I’m new to banjo I’m not sure which one to buy please help thanks

Feb 28, 2020 - 12:40:05 PM

434 posts since 2/6/2018

Go with the Deering. Much better quality, especially for that price.

Feb 28, 2020 - 12:46:57 PM

4 posts since 2/28/2020

Ok thank you so much

Feb 28, 2020 - 1:17:08 PM

624 posts since 3/12/2008

Agree. The Boston is a good banjo, especially at that price.

Feb 28, 2020 - 1:24:02 PM

4 posts since 2/28/2020

Ok thanks I just wasn’t sure would it be in a 1996

Feb 29, 2020 - 9:49:57 AM

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1411 posts since 5/27/2006

I have a 2007 Deering Boston, yes I would go for the Deering!

Feb 29, 2020 - 11:03:36 AM

173 posts since 8/25/2009

Assuming they're both in decent shape, I agree with the Deering.

However, a lot can happen to a musical instrument in 24 years. Be sure to look it over good, and play it (or listen to it) before you part with cash. Or get a return option, and let an experienced player or luthier examine it. Surface blemishes are not that important, but sound and playability are.

Other people can give you more advise on details of what you should look for.

Feb 29, 2020 - 4:58:02 PM

4 posts since 2/28/2020

Ok thanks

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