Ibanez B200 Banjo - Open Box Overview:
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It's been three decades since Ibanez was in the banjo biz, but we're back with a bang äó_or is it a twang? Old-timers may recall Ibanez was quite enamored with banjo-building, having even collaborated on an artist signature model with the late great Earl Scruggs. But, things change, and hair bands happen. And now, we're back at it, and in the Ibanez tradition, the B50 delivers a sweet 5-string closed-back banjo at a price that won't break the bank.
Ibanez B200 Features:
- 2pcs flange
- Friction tuners
- B200 special inlay
- B200 special headstock inlay.
Ibanez B200 Specifications:
- Type of Banjo: 5 string banjo
- Coodinator rod: Double
- Rim: Basswood block rim
- Resonator: Mahogany
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Resonator binding: ABS-Multi
- Inlay: Acrylic pearl block inlay
- Tuning machine: Friction banjo tuner
- Number of frets: 22
- Armrest: Chrome w/etching
- Bridge material: Rosewood & Maple
- Tailpeice: Chrome clam shell tailpeice
- Finish: Rim Gloss
- Finish: Resonator Gloss
- Finish: Neck back Gloss
- Scale: 670mm
- Width at Nut: 32mm
- Width at joint: 46mm
- Thickness at 1st: 21mm
- Neck thickness at 7th: 22mm
- Radius: Flat.
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
The Banjo came nicely packed. The Quality is good, the wood well polished, the grains stand out and the metal brackets was clean and no rust. There were a few blemishes on the frets and the fret board needed a little bit of polish. It was expected as the banjo isn't a very popular instrument in India and was probably lying around waiting for a bit for someone to pick it up. Took a bit of tuning to make it sound proper. It has a nice warm tone. It's a tab bit heavy but again it was expected because of the metal brackets holding up the skin.
For any guitarist who wishes to dive into learning the banjo, I recommend getting familiar with Open Tuning G tuning as the Banjo's standard tuning is in Open G with the highest note being an octave higher than the G in the guitar. Also if you are familiar with finger picking its only a matter of time getting adjusted to the rolls.
Would I recommend it ? Yes I would. Albeit you have cheaper banjo's in the market but their sound isn't as good as this.
I gave it 4 stars because of the blemishes it had. Which it isn't a factor for me but could be for someone. I would have given it 4 and a half stars but the rating bar wouldn't let me.