Part of Washburn's Americana Series, which celebrates the musical stylings of America's early popular music styles and the instruments that made them, the B17K-D 5-string banjo offers the right amount of style and substance to fit right in then and now. Aesthetically, it has a gorgeous flame maple back with a tobacco sunburst and gloss finish, an engraved gold armrest, gold hardware, fancy inlays and engraved heel and headstock back. The B17K-D's well-balanced tone resonates from its all-flame maple body and maple neck topped with an ebony fretboard and reliable D'Addario J60+ strings. Planetary gold tuners with separate coordinating rods ensure smooth tuning. This is definitely a banjo that'll bring attention to any performance and is a joy to play.

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 they handcraft today. Pros and amateurs alike choose a Washburn for its outstanding tone, build and value.


  • Model: B17K
  • Series: Americana series


  • Shape: 5-string
  • Top: Remo
  • Body material: Flame maple


  • Material: Maple (engraved heel and back of headstock)
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Inlays: Fancy
  • Nut: ABS
  • Nut width: 31 mm
  • Scale: 26.35 in.


  • Preamp system: N/A


  • Bridge: Maple with ebony tip
  • Tuners: Planetary gold


  • Strings: D'Addario J60+ light gauge nickel
  • Case: BC82 case included
  • Additional info: flame maple resonator and maple rim, one-piece flange, 11" die-cast tension hoop, bell brass tone ring, clamshell tailpiece, engraved gold armrest, all 5 geared Planetary tuners and separate coordinator rods.

Why is this b-stock?

  • B-Stock items have minor cosmetic blemishes that were discovered during the set-up and inspection process. These are strictly cosmetic and do not affect the playability of the instrument. Many times, the blemish is so small you will have a hard time finding it w/ the naked eye.  
  • In other cases, the b-stock status comes from the model being discontinued, and it is in brand-new condition. 
  • B-Stock items carry a Full Mechanical Warranty, but since they are being sold as a B-Stock, they do not carry a cosmetic warranty. Only instruments w/ minor cosmetic blemishes and/or discontinued are B-Stock. We will not sell instruments w/ greater issues.
  • We offer these out of an ever-changing open inventory of b-stock pieces at our distributor's. They don't provide specifics of the issue that caused the b-stock classification.

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ConditionB-Stock (Used)
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  • B17K Americana Series 5-String Banjo
  • Sunburst
  • 2010s

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