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Fender FB 300 Banjo Pack   

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This 5-string banjo features a chromed steel rim with 18-piece bracket top, laminated mahogany back and sides, nato neck, rosewood fingerboard, and m...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      A complete package with everything you need to start playing banjo today!

      This 5-string banjo features a chromed steel rim with 18-piece bracket top, laminated mahogany back and sides, nato neck, rosewood fingerboard, and maple/rosewood bridge. Chrome (geared) machine heads. Other features include dot inlays, chrome arm rest and tailpiece, and white tipped tuning machines. Includes strings, tuner, picks, and instructional materials.

      FEATURES
      • 5-string banjo
      • Chromed steel rim with 18 piece bracket top
      • Laminated mahogany back and sides
      • Nato neck
      • Rosewood fingerboard
      • 22 frets
      • Maple/rosewood bridge
      • Chrome (geared) machine heads
      • 27.4" scale length
      • Body depth: resonator: 1.75"; rim: 2"
      • 1.18" width at nut
      • Dot position inlays
      • Chrome arm rest and tailpiece
      • White tipped tuning machines
      • Strings: fender nickelplated steel banjo strings, gauges .0095-.020
      • Includes strings, tuner, picks, and instructional materials

      A beginning banjo kit from Fender! Order now.

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      FenderFB 300 Banjo Pack
       
      4.2

      (based on 30 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (12)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (14)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (0)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good tone (18)
      • Well built / quality (9)
      • Consistent (6)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing (21)
      • Back-up (7)
      • Learning (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Novice (18), Experienced (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Awesome value!

      I'm a guitar player who wanted to get into banjo, so I bought this pack. Boy am I glad I did! I love it! At such a low price I wasn't sure what...Read complete review

      I'm a guitar player who wanted to get into banjo, so I bought this pack. Boy am I glad I did! I love it! At such a low price I wasn't sure what to expect as far as quality, but I trust the Fender name so I bought it. I'm no banjo expert, but I do know a quality instrument from a cheap one, and this is surprisingly well made for the price. It plays easy and sounds great, and the other things you get as part of the pack are a great bonus. I definitely recommend this!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      FB-300 pack

      The good:
      I bought the FB-300 pack to play around with, It was on sale so it was a very good deal and is actually made pretty good and has a sound...Read complete review

      The good:
      I bought the FB-300 pack to play around with, It was on sale so it was a very good deal and is actually made pretty good and has a sound that is pretty decent once you get it set up. Easy to work on
      The bad:
      Wasn't set up to play at all! but watched a 30 min Utube setup video tightened all the loose hardware and head and its sounds really good.

      Reviewed by 30 customers

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      4.0

      Great for the price !

      By 

      from Elkton, VA.

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fender FB 300 Banjo Pack:

            I am a guitar player that decided I wanted to learn 5 -string banjo and purchased this because of the price.
            Unpacked, installed bridge, tuned up and this banjo was ready to go. I am extremely pleased. Exactly what I wanted, a playable instrument that I didn't have to put a lot of money into until I was sure it was something I would pursue farther.

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            5.0

            good banjo

            By 

            from Limestone TN

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Is Great For Beginners
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

            • No cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Fender FB 300 Banjo Pack:

            Is a good banjo for price and for a starter banjo

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            4.0

            Good value for beginner banjo

            By 

            from Central nj

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Sound Easy Playing

            Cons

            • Needs Bridge Setup

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fender FB 300 Banjo Pack:

              On sale this was a great affordable banjo package. I've played guitar many years and wanted to learn banjo. You will need to take measurements and set the bridge in the correct location before you can play it. Easy DIY even for a banjo noob like myself. Just google fender banjo bridge setup for a short and clear instructional video

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              5.0

              Great starter

              By 

              from B'ville OK

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Tone
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Fender FB 300 Banjo Pack:

                Be careful tuning...lost 2 strings

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                3.0

                Nice for the Price

                Pros

                • Light

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Fender FB 300 Banjo Pack:

                I played the guitar all my life. Its time to also master the banjo and what a great way to start with a low price, good quality one.

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                4.0

                Great starter banjo

                By 

                from rancho bernardo,ca

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy Set Up Holds Tune
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                • Fender Tuner Didnt Work

                Best Uses

                • Backup

                Comments about Fender FB 300 Banjo Pack:

                With just a little setup this is a great deal,
                Much better than the Rogue

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                5.0

                Beautiful instrument, great value!

                By 

                from Indiana

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Learning
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Fender FB 300 Banjo Pack:

                  I'd never played the banjo before I bought this one, but at the price, I couldn't pass it up! Very pretty instrument, comes with all the basic things you need if you're a complete beginner like me. I haven't found a better deal on a starter pack, especially not with such great quality!

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                  5.0

                  Awesome value!

                  By 

                  from Milwaukee, WI

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Learning
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Fender FB 300 Banjo Pack:

                    I'm a guitar player who wanted to get into banjo, so I bought this pack. Boy am I glad I did! I love it! At such a low price I wasn't sure what to expect as far as quality, but I trust the Fender name so I bought it. I'm no banjo expert, but I do know a quality instrument from a cheap one, and this is surprisingly well made for the price. It plays easy and sounds great, and the other things you get as part of the pack are a great bonus. I definitely recommend this!

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                    5.0

                    Paid So Little For a Great Value

                    By 

                    from Beaver Dam,Wi.

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Fender FB 300 Banjo Pack:

                      I Bought 2 Of These Banjo Packs Since The Price Musician Friends Was Asking--My Local Music Stores Wanted Twice The Price. I Have Bought Guitars--Books--Strings & Banjos From Musician Friends And Always Receive Well Packed Products And In Excellent Shape Deliveries.

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      A lot of banjo for the money

                      By 

                      from Dalllas

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                      Pros

                      • Complete Package
                      • Good Tone
                      • Great value

                      Cons

                      • Needs Setup

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Fender FB 300 Banjo Pack:

                      I'm not a banjo player, I play guitar, but I couldn't resist the price. There's a ton of value here! Banjo, gig bag, strings, picks, etc. everything a beginner needs (besides a banjo mute, I have neighbors).

                      I'm no expert but the instrument feels quality and it rings loud and crisp. You'll probably have to get it setup for you. I had to remove and file the nut down a bit and adjust the neck to get things where I wanted them, but now it's perfect. (Of course, don't do those things yourself unless you know what you're doing, let a pro do it.) For reference, the scale length is NOT the 27.4 inches it says on the website, it's 26.2 inches which is double the nut to 12th fret measurement. It intonates perfectly there. Setting it at 27+ will cause trouble!

                      Anyway, from a banjo novice, this thing is absolutely fantastic. The perfect first instrument for anyone and will no doubt me last for years. Now I just need to learn how to play it!

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