I just joined this forum, I was looking for more info on the B18. I've had one since 85
(serial # 85505)and have enjoyed it completely. I recently changed the head ( broke the last one, over tightened it, oops!)
The change has been welcome, I went with a Renaissance fiberskyn, what a sound, deep and traditional, even for an archtop.I have thoroughly enjoyed the pictures of your banjo Ken, especially the strap, nice personal touch.I see you have an after market skin on as well. How do you like the difference in sound from the clear?
Now don't yell too loud but, I have had the dream (30 years) of owning a Gibson Mastertone. Though I should sell my Washburn...but... the sound is great. I think with a fret dressing the minor buzz on the 17th will go away. Has anyone compared the Mastertone to the Washburn, specifically the B18, what is your opinion? I appreciate the volume of my B18 but can I get more from the Granada? turning up to 11 !!