Washburn's most affordable 5-string banjo is well respected in Bluegrass/Country circles because of features like a raised tone ring, bound rosewood fingerboard, sealed planetary tuners, and an adjustable tension tailpiece. 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 handcrafted today. Pros & amateurs alike choose a Washburn for its outstanding tone, build & value. Case not included.