Washburn B6 6-string Open Back Banjo

6-string Open Back Banjo with Mahogany Rim, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fretboard, Geared Tuners, and Remo Banjo Head - Natural
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A Banjo That Plays Like Guitar!

Want the unique sound of a banjo without having to learn a new instrument? The Washburn B6 6-string banjo is the way to go. This hybrid instrument is tuned like and plays just like a guitar but gives you that unmistakable banjo sound. The open-back banjo design gives you the volume and projection you need to be heard in any setting. A smooth-playing mahogany neck and rosewood fretboard are effortless to play from the first fret to the last fret. The genuine Remo head combined with the ebony-topped maple bridge deliver the bright and punchy sound you want. When you want killer banjo tones without having to learn a new instrument, you want the Washburn B6 open-backed 6-string banjo.

Washburn B6 Open-back 6-string Banjo at a Glance:
  • A banjo that plays like a guitar
  • Traditional styling and tonewoods for great banjo tone
  • Washburn has been producing fretted instruments since 1883
A banjo that plays like a guitar

Get cool banjo tones playing the same chords, scales, and riffs you already know with the Washburn B6 open-back 6-string banjo. This hybrid instrument tunes the same as a 6-string guitar so there is no learning curve to get up an running. Ask the guitar experts at Sweetwater, the 6-string banjo is the fastest way to get that banjo sound into your guitar rig. The Washburn B6 banjo is perfect for adding a touch of authenticity to any gig or recording.

Traditional styling and tonewoods for great banjo tone

Thanks to the use of traditional tonewoods and design, the Washburn B6 6-string banjo gives you the smooth, plucky sound you want from an open-back banjo. Let your fingers fly across the rosewood fretboard and comfortable neck. The open-backed Washburn B6 6-string banjo gives you great tone and feel at an affordable price.

Washburn has been producing fretted instruments since 1883

With humble beginnings in Chicago dating back to the 1880s, Washburn is an American institution in musical instrument manufacturing. From guitars to mandolins, banjos, ukuleles, and more, Washburn has long been a recognized and cherished brand among musicians. Many of the biggest names in folk, blues, and rock 'n' roll have played these well-crafted, quality instruments. Washburn combines quality construction with premium materials to deliver an instrument that's ready to perform on any stage. Call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer to find out more about this iconic brand.

Washburn B6 Open-back 6-string Banjo Features:
  • Affordably priced 6-string open-back banjo
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  • Plays just like a guitar but sounds like a banjo
  • Delivers classic banjo tones
  • Remo banjo head and ebony-topped maple bridge for crisp tone
  • Cast-aluminum tone ring
  • Comfortable neck with rosewood fretboard
Get the banjo tone you have been looking for with Washburn's B6 6-string open-back banjo!

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Tech Specs

Body Style Open Back
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany Rim, Open Back
Neck Material Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 22 Frets
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Nut Width 1.69"
Scale Length 25.5"
Hardware Die-Cast Tuners, Distressed Remo Head, Ebony Tipped Bridge
Strings D'Addario
Manufacturer Part Number B6

Customer Reviews

3.5/5
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4.5/5

Washburn B6 6-String Open Back Banjo

A good way to enjoy old time foot stomping pickin'. This is my first product review, but I'm only 87. Please give me time. If you want one you'll have to go to sweetwater to get yours. You can't have mine. I like it too much. Thanks Stephen for introducing me to this fine and fun instrument.
4.5/5

Washburn B6 6-String Open Back Banjo

Simply fun to play with. Really like the sound of it and the ease to tune and play. Didn't want to take time to learn to play another instrument as I am only playing for my own pleasure with friends and this banjo bring another sound to our jam time. Really enjoy it. Will definitely recommend this banjo to anyone even professional players.
Music background: hobbyist
1/5

Unplayable!

As a pro musician of over thirty years, I know a thing or two about instruments. First off, I want to say that Matt and sweetwater are top notch. Fantastic company. However, this instrument is nothing more than something you'd hang on the wall. I spent three hours trying to set it up. I finally took it to a luthier who specializes in bluegrass instruments. He said it was absolute piece of junk and that pretty much any banjo is this price range would also be useless. Do yourself a favor and do not buy this.
Music background: Professional musician
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