It's been three decades since Ibanez was in the banjo biz, but we're back with a bang... or is it a twang? Old-timers may recall Ibanez was quite enamored with banjo-building, having even collaborated on an artist signature model with the late great Earl Scruggs. But, things change, and hair bands happen. And now, we're back at it, and in the Ibanez tradition, the B200 delivers a sweet 5-string closed-back banjo at a price that won't break the bank.




Type of Banjo 5 string banjo
Coodinator rod Double
Rim Poplar block rim
Resonator Sapele veneer resonator
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Purpleheart
Inlay Special Acrylic fretboard inlay
Tuning machine Chrome friction tuners
Number of frets 22
Armrest Chrome w/etching
Bridge material Purpleheart & Maple
Tailpeice Chrome clam shell tailpeice
Finish : Rim Gloss
Finish : Resonator Gloss
Finish: Neck back Gloss

Neck Dimensions

Scale 670mm
a : Width at Nut 32mm
b : Width at 12th 46mm
c : Thickness at 1st 21mm
d : Neck thickness at 7th 22mm
Radius Flat

Body Dimensions

a : Length 14"
b : Width 14"
c : Max Depth 4 5/16"


  • Rolled tone ring
  • 2 pieces flange
  • Remo® 11" Coated Weatherking Banjo head

Recommended Case/Bag


200 features 2pcs flange.
B200 features 2pcs flange.

Friction tuners
Friction tuners

B200 special inlay
Purpleheart fretboard w/B200 special inlay

Purpleheart produces a rich mid range with a punchy high end.

B200 Special headstock inlay
B200 Special headstock inlay