Americana

B17

Americana

B17

Color: Tobacco Sunburst

SKU: B17K-D-U

Washburn has been building banjos since the late 1800s. These instruments were considered some of the finest of their day. This heritage is not lost in the instruments we handcraft today. Pros & amateurs alike choose a Washburn for its outstanding tone, build & value.

The B17 features a Flame Maple resonator and maple rim, one piece flange, 11″ diecast tension hoop, Bell Brass tone ring, Clam-shell tailpiece, engraved gold armrest, all 5 geared Planetary tuners and separate coordinator rods.

Specifications

Body & Construction

Body Wood Flame Maple
Top Wood Remo
Back Wood Flame Maple
Sides Flame Maple
Type Americana Instruments
Style Banjo

Other

Color Tobacco Sunburst
Finish gloss finish
Strings D'Addario J60+ light gauge nickel
Additional Info

Flame Maple resonator and maple rim, one piece flange, 11" diecast tension hoop, Bell Brass tone ring, Clamshell tailpiece, engraved gold armrest, all 5 geared Planetary tuners and separate coordinator rods. 

Neck

Neck Wood Maple (engraved heel & back of headstock)
Fretboard ebony
Number Of Frets 22 frets
Inlays Fancy
Nut ABS
Nut Width 1-1/4
Scale 26-3/8

Hardware

Hardware Gold Hardware
Bridge Maple with Ebony tip
Tuners Planetary Gold

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AN AMERICAN ORIGINAL

1883, Chicago. George Washburn begins a legacy of greatness with the first Washburn stringed instruments, bringing quality instruments priced for home musicians. In 1889, Washburn becomes the largest mandolin maker in America.

AGE OF INNOVATION

In the early 20th century Washburn continues to lead with quality guitars, banjos, and madolins. In 1912, Washburn releases the Lakeside Jumbo, the first dreadnought guitar. In 1930, Washburn merges with Tonk Brothers and releases the Solo Deluxe, the precursor of the auditorium style guitar and one of the best-selling guitars created.

AMPLIFIED AND ACOUSTIC

With the onset of the 1970's, Washburn releases the Wing series, our first electric models. The Wing series continues the Washburn standard by delivering a show quality instrument at a home artist price. In the 80’s and 90’s the Washburn Festival series revitalizes the art of acoustic performance, contributing to the rise of "unplugged" performances.

CLASSIC VALUES WITH TODAY'S ADVANCES

For over 135 years, Washburn has been committed to providing the highest quality instruments. Whether it's a guitar, banjo, or mandolin – if it’s a Washburn, it won’t let you down.