Summary: The banjo came as described. It was my husband's first banjo, so we have nothing to compare it to. I know it isn't as good sounding as the more expensive models, but it is definately step up from the cheaper student models. Great for the price.
Summary: When I wanted to learn the banjo, my wife purschased me a B9 as a Christmas present. I have been playing about two years on it, and being a beginner, don't have much of knowledge base to use as comparison.
Summary: Review for Washburn B-9 5-string banjo. I have played guitar for eight years and wanted to try banjo. Having never owned nor played a banjo I decided to purchase this one. Here are the facts... The Good - This banjo came well packaged.
Summary: I bought this banjo for my wife to learn to play. We love it. It looks great and is easy to play. I tuned it when we received it and it is still in tune. It sounds like an expensive instrument. What a great value. Our friends and relatives think we spent a lot more for it when they see it.
Summary: I have wanted to learnto play a musical instrument for a while and quite fancied the banjo so I looked what was avaiable on Amazon not wanting to go to a specialist shop as I always feel like a fish out of water when going in.
Summary: I am not really much of a banjo player - but got hold of a B9 second hand for a good price, and I am really enjoying it! Knowing a few guitar chords in G tuning meant I could more or less pick it up and play it which helps. Mine seems a well put together instrument. The fit and finish is very good.