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Feb 26, 2021 - 10:47:29 PM

PHIL-

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49 posts since 2/26/2021

Got the banjo 1/31/21, wanted an entry level banjo. Its been an amazing experience so far learning the clawhammer style, I've made good progress and its very exciting.

But, the washburn b9 is a piece of crap. Been around musical instruments for almost 20 years, and this thing for $300 bucks new is robbery.

I'm grateful that it got me started, but already dying to upgrade. Thinking about going with a deering artisan open back.

Anyone had any experiences with the deering artisan or the shocking poor quality of the washburn b9?

(The reason i went with the washburn, was because it wasnt the cheapest, but in my opinion its a terrible value) in other words, i wanted a higher quality entry level instrument. Im learning quick.

Edited by - PHIL- on 02/26/2021 22:54:39

Feb 26, 2021 - 10:57:39 PM
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134 posts since 9/23/2019

If their banjos are anything like their cases, then run far away.

My banjo lost its original case sometime during it’s life and came to me with a Washburn case. It’s like dryer lint glued to some cardboard.

Edited by - szbassoon on 02/26/2021 22:58:00

Feb 26, 2021 - 11:00:41 PM

PHIL-

USA

49 posts since 2/26/2021

I moved this post to shopping advice. I think its better suited there.

Feb 26, 2021 - 11:25:16 PM

PHIL-

USA

49 posts since 2/26/2021

youtu.be/iOaAU6dnJJA

Found this video on the Washburn b9.

Feb 27, 2021 - 5:06:06 AM

2471 posts since 10/17/2013

You are 100% correct. I had an “Oscar Schmidt” (really a stencil brand now) OB-5 bottlecap, and that thing was horrible. It didn’t qualify as a banjo.

Feb 27, 2021 - 5:11:05 AM
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2471 posts since 10/17/2013

Deering is captivating the minds of not-so-smart individuals by cleverly applying “Artisan” to those specific models. 

I gently suggest that you take a look in the Classifieds before making the decision on a Deering “Artisan.”

Feb 27, 2021 - 6:10:55 AM
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547 posts since 6/2/2011

The Artsan is a good beginner banjo. It is no more than a dressed up Goodtime. You might look for a used open back in the classifieds. What is your budget? A intermediate banjo is scarcer than beginner or quality banjos. You can limit your search in classified by open back and your lowest to highest price range.

Feb 27, 2021 - 9:44 AM

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Duplicate post. Go here: banjohangout.org/topic/373118

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