The Ibanez B200 Banjo is one of the beautiful and unique banjos produced by the Ibanez manufacturer. Ibanez is one of the banjo producers who collaborated with signature models with the late legend Earl Scruggs and is also a highly respected banjo producer. Ibanez returned to banjo biz on a large scale and launched the Ibanez B200 Banjo as proof of their existence. At first glance, Ibanez B200 Banjo is like using the same material as many vintage banjos on the market. What distinguishes this Ibanez B200 Banjo from the others is the design of the tree of life on the fretboard inlay, the design of the pearl headstock with the original rear tuner and everything made as if it were back to the late 70s, the golden era of legendary banjo artists like Earl Scruggs.
Physically, the Ibanez B200 Banjo features brass-tone rings, basswood rims, and mahogany resonators. The shape of the neck that fits in the hand feels softly gripped, with the inlay fingerboard design of the beautiful tree of life as if to show the greatness of Ibanez in designing stringed musical instruments such as shredtastic guitars. Ibanez has done some good scrolling work and artistic work on the palm rest and on inlays on the neck and on the headstock as well.
The neck will remain firm for all time with the help of the double coordinator rod in Ibanez B200 Banjo. On the head, you can see 11 inch Remo Weatherking coated head, steel circle tension w / 24 pc bracket, and Chrome Banjo Tuner. This steel circle really adds weight to the Ibanez B200 Banjo to 12 pounds. For beginners, you should play the Ibanez B200 Banjo on the lap while sitting, because to play this banjo in a long time is quite tiring. Overall, this banjo is dominated by glossy finishing, inlay design on the fingerboard, and headstock, plus the steel circle surrounding the Remo weatherking head makes the Ibanez B200 Banjo look very expensive and elegant.
The sound produced by the Ibanez B200 Banjo is very rich, the combination of Basswood Rim, Mahogany resonator, Brass Tone Ring, and the coated Remo Weatherking head produces a very satisfying sound to the listener. Mahogany neck Ibanez B200 Banjo only has 22 frets which should make it easier for beginners to master it. Ibanez B200 Banjo, unfortunately, uses friction tuners nut material, this increases the chance of your fifth string becoming out of tune.
In addition, friction tuners nut material is not effective for fast-paced play, you must treat and give friction peg lubricant frequently. Resonator Ibanez B200 Banjo cannot be released, and unexpectedly the sound produced is quite loud. Overall, the sound produced by the Ibanez B200 Banjo is quite good and loud, you might find it a little difficult to do the tuning yourself unless you give it to a professional banjo player or musical instrument shop to do it for you.
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