1998 Washburn Americana B-16 (5-String) Tobacco Sunburst Banjo

Wasburn is an American company that began manufacturing guitars, mandolins, banjos, banjolines, etc. in 1883 in Chicago. Originally, it was a division of Lyon & Healey and Washburn-branded instruments were their flagship line.

You can observe banjos from these eras in particular at the American Banjo Museum: https://americanbanjomuseum.com

Many agree, then as today, that Washburn banjos are among the best banjos, without obviously forgetting the Gibson, Bacon & Day, Vega, Gold Tone banjos to name a few.

But Washburn banjos remain the most popular among banjo players because of their excellent sound, very good design and construction at an affordable price.

So Washburn banjos have very good value for money.

Technical characteristics :

  • Top: “First Quality” resonance head
  • Sides: Mahogany
  • Resonator: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Width at nut: 31mm
  • Width at the 5th fret: 41mm
  • Radius: Flat
  • Frets: 22 frets
  • Scale: 670mm (26.4")
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Country of manufacture: United States
  • Year: 1998
  • Finish: Surburst
  • Decorations: Mother-of-pearl inlays on the fingerboard and headstock / Netting on the resonator
  • Details: Completely original, some signs of wear on the skin and on the mechanical buttons, which have no impact on the functionality and playing of the banjo

With a large mahogany resonator, this banjo will offer you a superb projection that will captivate nearby ears with its powerful sound balanced with bluegrass timbre.

In its original case with cosmetic signs of wear.

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