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The B300 is a five string closed back banjo model introduced by Ibanez for 2015. It is made in China.

The B300 features an basswood block rim and a rosewood veneer resonator with abalone purfling and natural high gloss finish. It has a mahogany neck with dual coordinator rods and a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding and special pearl vine inlays. The headstock features a similar vine inlay. Components include a two-piece flange, rolled brass tone ring, steel tension hoop with 24-piece bracket, an 11" Remo head, a purpleheart saddle in a rosewood and maple bridge, a clam shell type tailpiece, plastic nuts, an etched chrome armrest, and chrome friction tuning machines with acrylic buttons.

For 2016 the pearl inlays were changed to acrylic. For 2018 the rosewood veneer resonator was changed to walnut veneer, the basswood rim was changed to poplar, the rosewood fretboard was changed to purpleheart and the rosewood and maple bridge was replaced with purpleheart and maple. For 2019 the neck was changed to okoume.

The B200 is a similar model with a mahogany or sapele resonator.

Specifications

Specifications for B300
Years: 2015–2020
Areas: USA
Made in: China
Finishes: Natural High Gloss
Body
Body type:
Acoustic
Body shape:
Banjo
Dimensions:
  Diameter: 356mm/ 14"
  Depth: 110mm/ 4⁵⁄₁₆"
Rim:

  Material: 2015–2017: Basswood block
                2018–2020: Poplar block
  Finish: Gloss

Resonator:

  Material: 2015–2017: Rosewood veneer
                2018–2020: Walnut veneer
  Finish: Gloss
  Binding: Abalone purfling

Flange:
2-piece
Tone ring:
Rolled brass
Tension hoop:
Steel w/ 24-piece bracket
Head:
Remo 11" coated Weather King
Neck
Neck profile:
Banjo (5-string)
Neck material:
2015–2018: 1-piece mahogany
2019–2020: 1-piece okoume
Neck finish:
Gloss
Neck joint:
Screw
Coordinator rod:
Dual
Scale length:
670mm/ 26⅜"
Fingerboard:
2015–2017: Rosewood w/ binding
2018–2020: Purpleheart w/ binding
Inlays:
2015: Pearl vine
2016–2020: Acrylic vine
Frets:
22
Nut:
Ivory plastic (32mm)
Components
Armrest:
Chrome (etched)
Bridge:
2015–2017: Rosewood & maple
2018–2020: Purpleheart & maple (14.5mm string spacing)
Saddle:
Purpleheart
Tailpiece:
Clam shell type
Hardware color:
Chrome
Tuning machines:
Ibanez friction tuners w/ acrylic buttons
Strings (factory):
009/.016/.023/.030/.009
Factory tuning:
1D,2B,3G,4D,5G
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Additional details
B300 2-piece flange
Two-piece flange
B300 fretboard inlay
Fretboard inlay
B300 headstock inlay
Headstock inlay
B300 friction tuners
Friction tuners

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